Weekend Ramblings & PF BLog Love: OMG Spring is Here!

As you can probably see my weekend ramblings follow the mind of an individual with seasonal affective disorder tendencies, most likely!  The weather has been great for spring so far and it has helped remind me how beautiful Vancouver really is.  Yes, I’m clearly drinking the Vancouver kool-aid.

I’m excited for my getaway as I’ll be heading off to Spain for almost two weeks.  I’m going to be meeting a friend of mine who moved to Spain for school but will also be traveling by myself throughout Spain.  I was debating between booking with Air BNB or going hostel style, and I ended up choosing the hostel.  It would be nice to meet fellow travelers (solo travelers I suppose).  I’m heading to Grenada, Sevilla, Madrid, and Barcelona.  The last time I did a trip by myself was over five years ago when I went to Peru.  I’m looking forward to the self-reflective contemplation time on this trip.  Also looking forward to power-reading through the books that I wanted to get through.

Maybe if I get a chance, I’ll do a trip summary for the cost of the trip so far.

Readers, have you been to Spain before?  Do you have any must-sees in the cities that I mentioned?

PF Blog Love

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes My Coffee Pot Ate My Money – A Tale of Product Failure and Liability – When you spend your hard earned money on something, you expect it to work as advertised when used as instructed by the manufacturer. Here are a few examples of when failing products can cost you money.

Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Money Advice for Soon-To-Be College Grads – Most financial problems start right after you graduate from college. You get your first big paycheck and don;t know what to do with it. My advice, don’t spend it all in one place.

KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes Pre-owned Engagement Rings-Frugal or Tacky? – Ever thought about purchasing your significant other a pre-owned ring? Considered selling your engagement right? Weigh-in, are secondhand rings frugal or tacky?

Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes There And Back Again: A Spenders Financial Journey – Find out about how one woman went from a spending spree in College to working towards paying down debt. Money just clicks one day and she realizes she has to make changes. Still financially vulnerable her story does not end with her being rich and living in a mansion. She definitely shares her wisdom that she learned along the way to where she is today.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Americans Hate Honesty, Prefer To Be Lied To – Cyprus is the latest country to face financial meltdown. In order to receive a bailout from the European Union, the President has agreed to a few terms. Initially, it was proposed that all bank deposits be taxed 6.75% (under 100k) and 9.9% (above 100k). This caused an uproar (obviously) as depositors raced to the banks to withdraw their deposits.

CT @ Cashtastrophe writes Volunteer During College to Help You Land a Job After College – How to Avoid a Cashtastrophe – Save more, spend less, and live a good life

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Where to Find Truly Free Music, Free Digital Prints, and Free eBooks Online! – Where to Find Truly Free Music, Free Digital Prints, and Free eBooks Online!

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes What to Expect From a Home Inspection – Just found a new home? No time to celebrate yet. Find out what to expect during the home inspection.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes Why You Should Think Twice about Paying Off Debt! – Do you pay off debt or invest? Many personal financial bloggers suggest to always pay off debt. It is not that simple! Whenever you have to make a financial or any kind of decision, you should examine all the alternatives. It is commonly called opportunity cost.

Marvin @ Brick By Brick Investing writes Ridiculous Young Entitled Generation – My personal rant about a highschool senior who fills entitled to an Ivy League education.

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Young is a writer and former owner of Young and Thrifty and the main "twitter' behind Young and Thrifty's twitter account. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with her anxious dog, and finding good deals. If you like what you read, consider signing up for email updates.

5 Responses to Weekend Ramblings & PF BLog Love: OMG Spring is Here!

  1. Thanks so much for including my post. I appreciate it!

  2. krantcents says:

    Thanks for the links, I am in good company.

  3. Shelly says:

    Nerja was the most beautiful place in Spain that I saw (it has the Balcony of Europe). It looks better in person than the pics online show. As well, I really liked Grenada…and Alhambra was pretty neat :)

  4. Mel says:

    I’m going to Madrid and Barcelona in the fall, pretty excited! Let us know how your trip goes :)

  5. Dan says:

    Do not pass up on AirBnB completely! Some of my best travel experiences have been the result of staying with amazing hosts that showed me around and made me feel welcome :) Maybe do some hostels and some AirBnB as well too?

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