Well, it is officially Fall, my favorite time of year. Weather this week has been crazy. Lots of strong wind, and high temperatures that ranged from 60 to 90 degrees. The chill in the air at night is wonderful, although it makes me slow to get out of bed. On top of it, I have caught a bug of some sort (not a Stink Bug, thank you Biz of Life), so I will probably be under the covers quite a bit over the next few days.
Without further adieu, let me share some of my favorite posts from this past week. Enjoy!
Budgeting In The Fun Stuff talks about her shift from monitoring her finances daily to putting her finances on ‘auto pilot’, and lives to tell the tale.
First Gen American asks if your greatest strength is also your greatest weakness. For me, my quick decision making has been a huge strength, but it has also bitten me.
Free Money Finance gives some great advice on investment mistakes to avoid. (Like understanding that your investments may actually GO DOWN. Attention homeowners….)
Grumpy Rumblings of the Untenured talk about how the third stage of personal finance can be boring. In other words, it is more fun to read about people climbing out of debt than those that just have mortgage debt and are accumulating money.
Invest It Wisely explains how eating healthy does not have to be expensive, especially compared to how much it costs to eat out.
Len Penzo talks about how buying a house on the corner isn’t necessarily a good thing. (I love living on a cul-de-sac personally.)
Money Reasons talks about living your life now vs. leaving a ‘coffin full of dollars’. Personally, I plan on leaving a coffin full of coins, and they won’t be gold either.
Saving Money Today discusses how blogging is a lot of hard work, and definitely not the road to instant riches.
Squirrelers shares a video and story about a crazy woman that decided to ‘hunt’ an alligator. Not a very sporting gal in my opinion.
Watson Inc seemed to speak directly to me this week with a post about spending without guilt (when you are already responsible financially).
Wealth Artisan shares how cool dividends are! (Although when I first saw he mentioned ‘The Waltons’, I expected to read about John Boy and Mary Ellen…)
Wealth Informatics discusses strategic defaults on mortgages. Don’t even get me started on this!