H and I have finally gotten the upper hand on the house stuff, so I feel like i’ve got more time to spend on the website lately. There’s still a lot to be done for sure, but I think we are over the hump. Unfortunately, after I had basically cleared the bathroom for use, H noticed that the bathtub was leaking when I took a shower. It didnt leak before, so Im guessing it just needs to be tightened up because it has been in there for so long and gotten kicked around when H and I were moving in/around the tub putting in the tile, etc. Once that gets done, we can use the shower again, and we are considering using harvey water softeners for the upstairs when we take showers. Though we havent got the bathroom fully finished yet, I think we may have hard water.
You all noticed that I put a survey on the site last week, so that I could figure out more of what to write about that you would be interested in. For those of you that responded, thank you. I’ve got a few articles built up (so hopefully there wont be huge lulls in the new content anymore) but I’ll get working on your suggestions right away. If you’ve got a specific topic you’d like me to cover send me an email or leave it in the comments and I’ll be happy to work on it.
Lots of people are curious about lending club (and/or prosper) and with good reason. H and I are getting a terrible .9% interest on our savings accounts, and lending club is offering returns that are much greater. My friend kevin at thousandaire built his own lending club calculator to see how much you can actually make with the service. I’ve used lending club for about 9 months now, and I have no complaints. If you’re interested, check it out and give it a trial run.
Eric from Narrow Bridge posted about what we waste money on. I think one of the main things that I waste money on is eating out. H and I were doing well in that area for a while after doing poorly for so long while our kitchen was under construction, but because we’ve been out and about much more lately, we are doing more eating out.
PT at pt money has an interview about a credit card app party. I havent done one of these yet, but I have been dabbling in the miles and points game recently, and I’ve been able to come out ahead in a big way. I’ve got a few posts detailing how i’ve done it and how you can too coming up.
I’ve been staff writing lately for My personal finance journey, and here’s my latest post for that site on urgency and goals (something which i’ve lacked lately).