What I’ve Really Liked This Week

  • Spelunking (My Milk Toof) — One image from this adorable comic pictured above
  • Broken Promises and Bank Accounts Part One and Part Two (Girls Just Wanna Have Funds)
  • Secondary Income is Hard Work (Finance UR Life)

New Blog Love: Single Mom, Rich Mom

This woman is awesome. She has a great back story and has a witty writing style to boot.

I am currently devouring her archives and these are my picks to read to get a feel for the blog:

New Blog Love: Thousandaire

I found the blog by stumbling upon it (clicking here, clicking there), and I’m hooked. I like his style of writing and the name is catchy!

Here’s the one that caught my eye and convinced me to RSS feed his blog: I’m so cheap.

Can’t wait to read more of his stuff.

Lastly: How much does peace and quiet cost? $3000 a month apparently.

I’ve moved. Again.

It is within the city I’m working in right now, but in a totally different building. I am now right in the middle of downtown with the privilege of paying $1000 more per month, for a grand total of $3000.

Yes. $3000 a month.

The hotel has:

  • En-suite washer and dryer — *tears of happiness at the en-suite washer*
  • Triple the space our last hotel apartment had (this one has 3000 square feet)
  • Working en-suite dishwasher
  • 2 bathrooms (one near to the door of the apartment so I can get ready for work without waking BF)
  • 2 rooms: bedroom and office
  • Fabulous view
  • All the other amenities: internet, cable TV, maid service, free newspapers, sauna, pool, hot tub, gym..

But the ONLY reason why we are paying $3000 a month rather than $2000 for this place is because it isn’t NOISY!!!!

The whole building has actual, thick, beautiful concrete in between the walls and floors, and people here are not ghetto fabulous, and therefore, tend to be less disrespectful, seeing as they know they are living in a huge building with other like-minded people who crave peace and quiet.

So yes. We’re paying a premium for a lack of noise. A $1000 premium per month to be exact. *waves her budget goodbye for November and December*

Oh well. It’s still worth it, and it’s still cheaper than having rented a one-year lease in that crappy building.

I’ve really understood three things from this:

  1. You get what you pay for (or don’t pay for, in this case)
  2. Know when to throw in the towel on being ‘cheap’
  3. Living in a properly built concrete building is totally worth every single red cent

We couldn’t take it any more in the other building, it was just horrific how it was built — all metal and WOOD.

Normal walking sounded like stomping, I felt like the whole building was on the verge of collapsing around us.

Throw in the pipes in the building, the fans, the heating vents and you have a very grumpy couple who couldn’t get a good, solid night’s sleep.


About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.