Before we begin – make sure to check back here tomorrow for the “Week of Bogle”. Maybe the first of its kind, this will be a week-long book review. Trust me, you’ll enjoy it.
And now for the links… Happy reading & enjoy the holiday!
Here’s the highlights for your reading pleasure:
Wealth Pilgrim gives 7 Unique Ways to Put a Retiree to Work. No – it’s not what you think, this isn’t a tutorial on how to put retirees to work for you ;) Especially unique are the “with a twist” ideas. These are things you may already be doing, but for free!
Wealth Artisan explains an important concept that’s often overlooked – Dividend Payout Ratio. If you want to invest in dividend-paying stocks, then you need to know what this means.
Clarifinancial answers one of MY big questions – Why You Need Life Insurance Before Getting Married. He does a fabulous job writing about why you need it, and goes beyond the financial reasons. Definitely gave me something to think about for the rest of the evening.
Sustainable Life Blog [unfortunately] discusses How to Give Up Caffeine. I say unfortunately because I’ve been pushing myself physically all weekend, and needed a fresh brew to do this round-up! Truthfully, I know I’ve got to cut back because I’ve been hitting #5 pretty hard.
Miss Thrifty fights the power by doing a little Guerrilla Gardening. A coup d’etat of urban development, her friends are fighting to reclaim misused land.
Single Mom, Rich Mom ponders how much we’re really helping by imposing our financial will on others. The Money Taboo that Should Stay Taboo – Talking to Others About Their Finances goes into a personal example involving her son. My favorite part was the Buddhist proverb, they were so wise!
Digging Out of Our Mess paints an illustrative point – You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone. How does she know? After sitting on a gold-mine of a toy and practically “giving it away” – that’s how!
Financially Poor does a nice review of The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach. Best part? Short and to the point. I myself like David Bach, and have this on my “to-read” list.
Darwin’s Finance shows us The Common Thread Between the Housing Collapse, the Euro Crisis, and Millions of Americans. To purposely lead readers to the article, I’ve left out the answer so you’ll just have to click and find out! Good read…
Financial Samurai asks Who Needs a Job When You Have a Private School Degree? The answer – well, you’re just going to have to click the link! I can’t keep giving away the answers here! Again, good read…
Narrow Bridge has a succinct post that everyone needs to check out – Save Money on Bills With BillShrink. You haven’t heard of the site, then you need to check out his article.
Deliver Away Debt writes that one thing we all hate to get, but hate to be without when we need it – Cell Phone Insurance. Where it makes sense? When you hit the “sweet spot” as he refers to.
Credit Card Chaser discusses why Dave Ramsey is wrong again on debt negotiation & settlement. Going into the biblical reasons, make sure to check out the Cognitive Dissonance section. Two assistance options are offered at the of the post.
Frugal Confessions gives an entertainingly-detailed example of why Sometimes it is Easier to Preach than to Practice. Truly a happy ending, they said NO to the granite countertops! :) Even though it was the chance to live her “frugal decadence” (really like that phrase).
Personal Finance by the Book writes thought-provoking posts and I was intrigued by Which Comes First: Earning or Saving. I can’t comment since I haven’t read it yet, but betting it will be good.