Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #41: San Diego Here We Come

san diegoWe’ve been completely busy with bike riding, swim lessons, and summer reading programs, and I love it. I love having so much time to actually enjoy the summer instead of being in the office all day. If you hate your job or work too much, make it a goal to find more time off by next summer. I know you can do it!

Jim and I get to take a trip by ourselves to San Diego this week. It’s the American Optometric Association’s Annual Convention, and I’m super excited that Grandma is coming to stay with the kiddo. We love, love, love San Diego. I’ve also learned that some of my old friends from optometry school will be there. It should be a great time. I won’t be around much next week, but if you are enjoying yourself for the summer anyway, maybe you won’t miss me.


Carnival of Financial Independence, 16th Edition


Budget and the Beach, The Frugal Farmer, Money Smart Guides,  and Canadian Budget Binder

Please let me know if I missed anyone.

Fun Search Terms

Compacting Diapers– Eww!

Finance money can help you make budget- It’s better to budget before you finance anything!

how to move to Florida with no money– By hitchhiking?

how to spot unethical doctors– They wear gold chains and leisure suits.

I am too fun  to live in a small town– Yep, because we all sit around and read tax law here for entertainment.

20/20 Posts of the Week

I’m throwing in a few extra because I won’t do a roundup next week. This will have to tide you over.

Would Your Rather…. at Reach Financial Independence. I don’t know if I’m glad or sad that the US isn’t the only country where you can abuse the system and come out ahead of working hard in some cases.

Unemployed/Between Jobs When to Take What You Can Get? at Monster Piggy Bank. All the more reason to have something put away for a rainy day.

How We Quit Comparing Financial Numbers at Canadian Budget Binder. I agree, take care of yourself and the rest will fall into place.

Meet Coleen: Learn the Cost of 7.25% Interest and Putting Children First at Student Loan Sherpa. Student loans and a low paying job so not make a good mix.

The Upsell: Coming to a Doctor’s Office Near You at Hassle Free Savings. If the doctor starts pushing permanent eyeliner, RUN!

Identity Fraud: The Gift That Keeps on Taking at Planting Our Pennies. Even stupid criminals can reek havoc.

Trying to Strike It Rich? You May Want to Think Twice at Money Smart Guides. I’ll take slow and steady any day, although I probably wouldn’t turn down a cool $100 million.

OptionsXPress Review: Read Before You Invest at Modest Money. It’s always good to do your homework before investing in anything.

 Photo: coastkeeper.org

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Sydney White is a Texas-born stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her family, bargain hunting and, of course, writing. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Snipon.com.


  1. Have fun in San Diego. I think it’s time that we do something as well and take time away from the things that are soaking up all of our time. I’m sure things will be changing soon, for the better I hope! Chat soon…. get lots of piccies!

  2. Hey Kim,

    I live in San Diego and have friends attending that conference next week. We’re getting together for a dinner and talking miles and points. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send you details.

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