I’ve been a little slow in my posting so far this New Year, but it brings me great joy to share with you some of the great content that others have been putting on the InterWeb in the past couple of weeks:
JD at Get Rich Slowly posted a nice piece about Opening Your First Brokerage Account. I haven’t made the leap yet – but when I do, I’ll be referring back to this post.
One of the great posts from this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance is by RacerX at Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Money – the title enough was enough to sell me: “Personal Finance of Michael Scott of The Office…”. I wish I’d thought to write about this episode when it aired – the article does nice job talking about needs, wants, and desires – something I continue to struggle with.
The Digerati Life’s SVP offers up 10 Debt Defying Strategies. These are particularly valuable if you’re just getting starting on the road to financial freedom, but also good reminders for people like me that need to work plans already in place.
Finally, my favorite article of the New Year is “The coming ‘yard-sale economy’” by MSN Money’s Scott Burns. I am in the “Chicken Little” crowd and think our economic woes have only just begun (I genuinely hope that I’m wrong about this - but based on the calls that are coming into my banks customer service center, we’re just getting warmed up). Because I am in the process of becoming more frugal and doing some downsizing, I will be a seller in this year’s “yard-sale economy.” Right about now I’m wishing that I’d had my big yard sale last year.Stumble it!