Sunday night link love- 02/16/2014

carHappy Sunday folks.  It’s that time around here when I share what’s going on in our household, and give the Sunday night link love with some of my favorite articles around the interweb.  I only managed to get two posts up this week- Monday I asked for some help in making my new budget (since Mrs. Impersonal Finance got a pretty big raise) and Wednesday she wrote about how we used to waste so much money on groceries, and how we save now (although we could still do better).   It really was a bizarre week, between work, school, and home life.  The wife was in a car accident- thankfully she’s fine, but our 9 year old automobile has some grisly damage to the front.  The other driver was at fault, so it really won’t cost us anything more than time, but that’s still valuable and overall it’s just a huge pain in the ass.  But, it could have been worse, so I’m grateful.  I’ve had 3 final exams in the past 2 weeks- needless to say, I’ve had more on my plate than I usually do.  I’m not trying to neglect anyone out there.  But that’s nearly 200 words about me, so let’s get on to the awesome things you all did this week!

First, I must say thanks to Sean for adding Impersonal Finance to his favorite bloglist over at Small Business Billionaire.  Definitely one of the coolest things that has happened to me since starting a blog.

Kay at Green Money Stream wrote about her experience taking her son to see Sesame Street.  See “A Fool and Her Money.”  People watching is one of my favorite things to do, and for some reason I’m particularly fascinated seeing how people spend their money.

Seeing as how the Mrs. was in an accident this week, Jacob from I Heart Budgets writes about the money pit that new cars are.  Seriously, ever since becoming somewhat financially fit, my dream car has become a ’91 Geo Metro.  I actually just wrote about how a pal of mine spent around $150k on a Kia.

Great guest post by the Firestarter on Done by Forty in limiting your options and expanding your wallet.  It’s like this every morning I stand in front of my closet and choose from the too large selection I have.  I really only wear like 10 things, so I need to pare down my closet anymore.  Anyone think it’s better to sell a large lot of clothes on eBay, or to sell them one by one?

Shannyn at Frugal Beautiful shared an February update for her 2014 goals.  It’s always awesome to see people striving for goals.

Oh, and I snagged some awesome tickets to see Weezer at the Ryman Auditorium play the entire blue album and some greatest hits.  $70 a ticket, but totally worth it.  However, they’re already going for around $200 each on Craigslist and StubHub, so that’s an investment win, right?  I’m not selling them, though.  That’s one of my top 5 albums of all time.  Just thought I would brag about that one, because I’m pretty freaking jazzed.

Also, I’m like 3 followers away from 400 on Twitter.  Are you following me yet?  If so, thanks- you’re super special!  If not, come on.  I say some witty things every now and again.  Here’s a deal: special shout out to my 400th follower in next Sunday’s post.  On this website, not like the Washington Post or anything.  And, a shout out to one of you that’s already following me- after all, you shouldn’t be penalized just because you were hip to me early.

Have a good week folks!



  1. Thanks for including me. We like people watching too, so Sesame Street Live was an interesting experience!

    Sorry to hear about your wife’s car accident, but I’m glad she’s OK. You are right about it being just a big waste of time, even if you don’t have to spend money. Hope it all goes smoothly.
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  2. Jealous of your Weezer ticket! Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. I heart Weezer, but I probably would have splurged on the Pinkerton night. Last time I saw them live was in high school when the Green Album had just been released. Congrats on all the milestones!
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    • Pinkerton is great, but I just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to hear the blue album in it’s entirety. I used to fall asleep to that album as a kid, so I had to go for it. Of course, El Scorcho live would have been a treat (I’m still hoping they play it). And the last time I saw them was in high school too, they were on tour supporting the green album- crazy!

  4. Thanks for the mention Ryan!

    I can’t imagine selling clothes on eBay would work but you could give it a go. We have lots of local Facebook selling groups in the UK which are free to list on obviously. And you don’t pay seller fees or postage as most people pick up. Could try that if you have similar groups for your area?
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    • I dug your article man, so anytime. I’ve actually had some good success selling clothes I bought at goodwill on eBay for a profit. Right now they are just sitting in the closet, so it doesn’t hurt to try to sell them for as large of a profit as I can get, and I usually don’t offer free shipping, and probably won’t with an order this large. But like you said, it can’t hurt to try!

  5. I’m so glad your wife is okay! Like you said, that’s all that really matters.

    Thanks so much for including FIREStarter’s guest post in your article. I really enjoyed that one, too.
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  6. Bummer about the car…if you’re looking for a used, older car, go for a volvo in the ’85-’93 years. 240, 740, 940 series are tanks….best cars ever built. I have a ’87 240 Wagon for my business and personally drive a ’91 940 wagon. I love ‘em!

  7. Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad everybody is OK. I’d imagine the Weezer concert is going to be freaking sweet (other people must think so too, based on those ticket prices).
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  8. Ahhh Weezer is awesome! Hope you enjoy!
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  9. Thank goodness it wasn’t a bad accident. Sorry about the car though.

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