After another very long week at work, what better way to compensate for it than to have a long weekend??!?!
Yet, here I am blogging.
I’ve been nominated by Liberty over at Liberty Loves Company for a Liebster Award. Thank you so much! I should note that this isn’t the first time I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award. Tonya, from Budget and the Beach nominated me for one awhile back, but for some reason (I’m sure it was due to pure laziness), I didn’t bother to do acknowledge it as well I should have. Sorry Tonya and a BIG thank you!!
If this isn’t part of the rules, or I broke the rules of the Liebster nomination, so be it. If I get “disqualified”, because I’ve been nominated twice, then so be it again. I think there are several sets of rules though and they seem to change every so often.
But a lot of rules (not laws though), are meant to be broken. Despite the fact that I was a goody-two shoes and always did what I was supposed to do for the most part, I was also non-conventional.
Onward to the Liebster Questions!
1. What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting a blog?
Just like anything you want to be successful in/good at/make money with-it’s not easy and it takes a LOT OF WORK. Due to long hours at my full time job and a physically intense part-time job, I’m not nearly putting in as many hours as I would like to. But I do what I can, as much as I can, when I can.
Don’t do it because you want to make money. I started one because I thought it was an easy way to make money. Boy, was I wrong on that one big time. However, I realized that I enjoyed it -even some of the technical stuff and I’m not even technically inclined (maybe to non-bloggers I would be though). It’s been a slow climb and it is still kind of slow. I didn’t start making money off of my blog until 1.5 years.
2. What is your nerdiest money habit?
The concept of nerd is open to interpretation in my opinion. I guess my typical nerdiest money habit would be using an excel spreadsheet to budget and track how much I’m saving, spending- in numbers and percentages. I even have a chart where I track my net worth, which I can happily report is rising (just like my blog, it is a slow climb).
3. What did your parents teach you about money? (good or bad)
I hate to admit this, but although my parents weren’t rich, just middle class, my sister and I were spoiled princesses.They paid for everything we needed and bought us almost anything we wanted. They were against us working during the school year, because they wanted us to focus more on our studies, believing that education would get us a decent job. (Perhaps back in the ’70s and 80s, but Generation XY/Millenials know better).
Neither of my parents really taught us anything about money. However, my mom did encourage me to learn about investing and to actually invest my money in stocks and mutual funds. I ignored her advice the first time she said it, but then finally realized the importance of investing and set up a brokerage account with my local bank.
4. What are 3 things that not many people know about you?
Well people in real life don’t know about this blog, but 3 things that my readers and fellow pf bloggers may not know about me are:
- I HATE TOMATOES. I can’t tell you how much I hate them and how they make things soggy. But I do like ketchup and sundried tomatoes. My partner’s grandparents gave us a tomato plant a couple years back. Needless to say, it died.
- I took dance lessons for 5 years (ballet for one, jazz for five) when I was a kid, yet I hate dancing now. I’m that person who just sits at the table during weddings and you have to drag out to the dance floor.
- I like my coffee black. No cream, no sugar.
5. What was the last thing you ate?
Leftovers from last night dinner: stir fry.
My five nominations are: (they may not be new to you or maybe they are, but they’re new to me!):
I nominated them because I think they’re Grrreat (remember Tony the Tiger? Does anyone still eat Frosted Flakes?).