A few people warned me that temporary assignments often times turn into a long-term temporary assignment with more responsibilities and no pay raise. However, as luck would have it, I am back to my normal job two weeks later, just as they told me.
I had a great experience, learned a lot, improved a lot, and hope this helps me out when they start making promotion decisions. My professional policy is to always volunteer for assignments that are in the spotlight and to make sure I do an outstanding job. I think that is what I did here, or so I hope! :)
I would like to thank those of you who helped me out while I was gone: Green Panda Treehouse (ATM Fees: How to Avoid Them and Save Cash), Brandon Laughridge (FHA Financing to Begin Real Estate Investing), and LaToya Irby (up tomorrow) all gave me guest posts. Thanks!
While I was gone, I was also voted as one of the top 10 new personal finance blogs! The article is by Five Cent Nickel at Blogs.com.
- Best of Money Carnival #2 @ Debt Free Adventure included my article Tax Records You Should Save & For How Long.
- Money Hacks Carnival #67 @ Man Vs Debt included my article 11 Tips to Get Ready for Your Road Trip as an EDITORS PICK!
- The 208th Carnival of Personal Finance: Lobster Roll Edition @ Money Under 30 included Green Panda’s guest post ATM Fees: How to Avoid Them and Save Cash.
- Festival of Frugality: “The Baseball Edition” @ Personal Finance Analyst included Brandon’s guest post FHA Financing to Begin Real Estate Investing.
- Your Money Relationship – Teacher or Student? Great Time to Buy a Mac (Again)!. This deal is legit, I told my g/f about it last year and she got a free iPod Touch.
- Everything Wants Your Attention, But Where You Direct It Is One Of The Few Things You Can Control @ Money Energy.
- Suburban Dollar – 15 Online Resources for Improving Your Financial Health.
- 27 Last Minute Considerations Before Moving Across The World @ Man Vs Debt.
- Frugal Dad – Emergency Funds For Different Kinds Of Emergencies.
- 3 Things Being a Supervisor Has Taught Me About Being an Employee @ Mrs. Micah.
- Let’s Be Curious guest posted @ Bargain Babe – Gas: buy cheap or buy nearby?
Thanks again to Green Panda, Brandon, and LaToya for the help with guest posts. I am happy to say I am back to my normal sleep schedule, too! I was getting tired of that 5am-5pm work schedule, haha :)