Happy Easter everyone! Today’s a holiday so I decided to take the day off. Here are some posts I’ve enjoyed reading over the last couple of weeks:
Quit Being a Girl! « Stacking Pennies - I stumbled upon this post this past week and I could really identify with it! I definitely still think of myself as a girl and I know I sell myself short because of that. I’ve read this post over a couple of times and will probably read it a couple more times. This is definitely something I will have to work on.
What Would You Do with WAY MORE Money? | Mr. Money Mustache - I always hear people fantasizing about what they’d do if they won the lottery but I always have a hard time answering this question. I’m pretty content with my life and while I’d make a few small changes (move to a house with a garage or add a garage on to my house) I have a hard time thinking of extravagant things that I would want. If I won the lottery I would probably invest it all and live off of the interest. And get myself a garage. I’d probably buy that Mazda5 we’ve been eyeing a little sooner as well.
A Lifetime Plan For Managing Your Money- Boomer & Echo- I love checklists! I love being able to check tasks off and measure how well I’m doing. Last week, Boomer posted a money plan for 4 different steps of life. I really enjoyed looking through it to see how we’d done. We failed on the couple of points about knowledge pertaining to investment but other than that we are right at the beginning of the ‘senior level’ part of the plan. I’m particularly interested in meeting with a tax accountant. This is something I’ve been wanting more information about but (stupidly) didn’t know where to get it. Of course, why not a tax accountant?
This I Believe: 43 Lessons from 43 Years- Get Rich Slowly- A couple of weeks ago, JD from Get Rich Slowly posted a list of 43 things he’s learned throughout his life for his 43d birthday. It’s a great list and full of thought provoking and inspiring life lessons and philosophies. I’ve read it over a couple of times and different things have stuck out at different times. I’m young and have a lot to learn. I don’t do the right thing probably more than I actually do the right thing. I wish I were a lot of things that I’m not (yet). I hope that by the time I’m 43 I’ll have learned to live a few more of these life lessons than I’ve been successful with so far.