Friday, July 11, 2008
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Fiscal Austerity MeasuresI confess that, as happens every six months or so, "money is tight." Don't worry: I am by now a skilled financial manager, having attained valuable scrounging skills through years of graduate study. I confess that I have been a real spendthrift in recent months, but I do not have a lively sense that the present situation could've been avoided.
I confess that a friend of mine told me about a potential job teaching a 4/4 load for $30K way down on the south side, and I'm seriously considering taking it if it becomes a real option, simply because I'm sick of having to piece things together every month.
I confess that I'm starting to hope for Amazon referrals to pick up somewhat. In fact, now might be an opportune time to explain the system to you. As you know, I have customarily had two graphical links to Amazon products in my sidebar up at any given time. When you click one of those links and buy something -- anything at all, not necessarily what I linked -- I get a cut. The percentage is not huge, but it can add up over time. It would be especially beneficial to me if someone were to buy a laptop or other big-ticket item through one of my links. By using my links, you are essentially taking money directly from Amazon's pocket and putting it in mine, thereby "sticking it to the Man." I encourage everyone to do so at their next opportunity.
I confess that working on relatively mindless financial writing all week was something of a relief, and not only because I'm getting paid.
I confess that after a grand total of four times jogging, each for about a half-mile, I have managed to injure my ankle. If I end up having to go to the doctor, that will be extra humiliating. I suppose that I will need to continue my habit of taking brisk walks through the neighborhood -- you know, like a middle-aged woman.