So seeing as we’re already well into 2009, it’s time to start my year in review. Who’s ready for some time travel? Here are some highlights from the past year.
Well, the year started out with a net worth drop for 2008. I talked about my new Kindle, which I still love, though I’m a little jealous of the newer version. I thought about keeping your stuff safe and discussed CYA files. I felt a little survivor’s guilt over still having my job after a number of friends lost jobs. I screwed up and misdirected an Amazon.com shipment and Amazon.com fixed it for me!
I talked about my cotton handkerchiefs, which are still in use. I did my taxes. Fun. We had the first of what would be many late-night fire alarms and I thought about material possessions. I talked about workweek cutbacks, a post which got me a few angry e-mails.
I love my cats, but pets are not cheap. I heard about people cheating the food bank. I talked about collections (and thinking about that makes me want to declutter). Going out with friends meant stupid money issues. I talked about financial blogging and privacy. Of course, there’s not a whole lot of privacy on the internet to begin with. And the first quarter ended with a promotion. Not a bad start to the year!