Updates: May 12 – 18

Happy Victoria Day weekend! Or, if you’re in the States, happy one week until your long weekend! I never really paid much attention to the reasoning behind the holiday, other than I know we used to have a Queen Victoria at one point. If you’re interested in the history, Canadian Budget Binder has a good recap!

Photo Credit: markhillary via Flickr

Photo Credit: markhillary via Flickr

On another note, I’ve been trying to decide how long I’m going to keep my side hustle. Working at the store has gotten less enjoyable over the past few months due to some changes in management, and while I’m only there once or twice a week it is starting to get to me. However, the extra income I’ve managed to save has done a lot for my budget. I’ve paid for my upcoming WSET wine course, our trip to Europe in the fall and still have money left over, just from giving up a night or two a week for the past couple years. The decision to quit has to be balanced by what extra things I still want to have money for. For example, in September I plan on taking a Project Management Certification course, in preparation for getting my PMP designation. The course isn’t cheap and my employer hasn’t been interested in funding me in the past, so I’d like to save more money for that. While I would like to quit in a month, I think I’ll hang on to it until September when I start the course and transition that way. Decisions, decisions…

Any suggestions from our readers?

Don’t forget to check out some great posts from the week:

  • Anne at Unique Gifter came up with one of the most unique wedding gifts yet – a Fort Building kit.
  • We only do this once suggests some resources for decluttering.

 

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