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Argh! Let me spend my money!

3:36 am on Mar 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I relaunched by site in January with 250 new articles (I had 50 articles before), better SEO, and better adsense placement. Because of this work my monthly adsense revenue rose from high $XX/month to high $XXX/month.

This is great news for my hobby site and I'm very happy, but I have ran into a problem. Back when I was making very little a month, the wife never took notice of my earnings. This gave me a nice stash of cash to blow on geeky things, like a new version of photoshop and a digital camera.

However, now my adsense earnings have risen to a point that is has been detected by my wife's monetary radar. Now my March check has already been alotted towards boring stuff like graduate school applications ($100 a pop... sheesh...).

I'm itching to buy a new laptop with my March check, but it would be hard to get it past the wife. Arrrgghh, the curse of success...

1:28 pm on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Firemile, I'll leave the character judging to those who do it best - many of the smart ones don't even need 100 words :) - but no matter how you cut it... having to duck and dive and dupe and dodge wouldn't be a fun way for anyone to spend their time. You have my sympathies.
1:33 pm on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Some people may think you come across as incredibly selfish and self-centered.

I'm disappointed in your odd, after enjoying some of your other posts I figured you weren't so low as to flamebait a new member...

8:37 pm on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Tell her you need the money in order to make more money. If things go as planned, dividing it up won't be such a problem.

By incrediBILL...

Also, she's now looking for a topic to start her own little money maker :)

Encourage that. She'll have an expert helping her (you're making money... so I'll call you an expert).

She'll do it or not. If she doesn't do it, she'll at least have an appreciation for the work/knowledege that makes the money.

9:31 am on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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COOKING 2.2 and CLEANING 1.3 installed

don't forget the SERVICE PACKS

and this is the one situation where one might consider AUTO UPDATE to be mandatory/desirable

3:12 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Both my husband and I work full time, with comparable earnings.

Yet it amazes me, if I'm in town bogged down with shopping bags and meet someone we know, when they smile and nod at my husband and say "Ah... is she spending all your money again?"

To which I reply "No, actually. I'm spending all MY money!"


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