The Friday Five – Backrub Edition


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June 13th – June 19th

Welcome to another edition of The Friday Five. This is where I share what I consider the week’s top-five money related articles from around the web.  There are a lot of great personal finance websites publishing amazing content daily and I feel that I must share them with you.  I hope you enjoy my five favorite articles of the week.

If you haven’t, please read this week’s posts on MDN Now A CommentLuv Enabled Blog and on Spent: Looking for Change (Documentary). Please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Google+, and like Million Dollar Ninja on Facebook.

In no particular order here are The Friday Five

1.  Kevin Mercadante at My Personal Finance Journey writes, Why You Should Never Go Broke to Buy A House.  A lot of people get into financial trouble just because they want a house.  A house is nice to have, but only when you can afford it.

2.  Even Steven at Even Steven Money writes, What I Learned Working for Michael Jordan.  Does it matter?  It’s Michael Jordan – The Greatest Basketball Player Ever.  That’s right Lebron fans.

3.  Hayley at Disease Called Debt writes, How Paying Off Debt is Helping Me Change My Life for the Better.  This is a post that I wish I had written because paying off debt is helping me change my life as well.

4.  Mr. CBB at Canadian Budget Binder writes, Can You Picture Yourself Living The Retired Life?  ummm, yeah.  We all like to dream about kicking back and relaxing when we retire, but dreaming about it won’t make it happen; you have to do something about it.

5.  Laurie at The Frugal Farmer writes, Personal Finance Tips – You’re Not Done Learning Yet.  A great reminder that no matter how many books we read or how much we think we know about a subject, there’s always something new to learn.

Please check out all these great articles. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Okay, I know I complained last week about how busy I was at work so this week I won’t do the same, but… Today was crazy! So crazy that my back was tired and I asked Kate for a backrub.

I know some people are going to think I’m weird but I don’t like massages at all.

They don’t do anything for me.  It just either hurts or tickles or both.  And I’ve never felt better after getting a massage… just hurt and weird.  It might just be me.

Kate started giving me a backrub with one of those massage roller things and after a few minutes I was done.  She, on the other hand, loves massages so right away she goes “okay, now me!”

I wasn’t rubbing for five seconds when she said, “Oh wow, it feels like magical little elves having magical tea parties and eating little magical biscuits and finger sandwiches on my back.”  Gwat? And I’m the weird one?

How about you, do you enjoy massages?  How do you relax after a stressful week?

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  1. Even Steven says:

    Thanks Million Dollar Ninja for including my post, reliving my day in the blog felt pretty great.
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  2. Ha!! I don’t like massages either, for the same reason, and Rick thinks that’s absolutely strange. 🙂 Thanks, Aldo, for the mention – we really appreciate it! I haven’t read any of the other articles you mentioned yet (super busy here) but they all look great and I can’t wait to check them out. Thanks! Have a great weekend.
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  3. Thanks for the mention mate. Have a great weekend. Mr.CBB
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  4. Josh @ CNA says:

    I absolutely enjoy massages… and yes…you are the weird one!
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  5. I LOVE massages! I’d get one every day if I could!
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    • Aldo Rancier says:

      Kate does too. She went to Bali for a week and got massages every day… they were only $7 and hour including a big tip and some places included a shower. I really can’t blame her for getting them at that price.

  6. Back rubs are my version of heaven. When I’m rich, I’m going to have one every day 😉
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