Weekly Cache – 2010, Mar 07
As some of you can tell from my Yakezie badge in my sidebar to the right, I’m part of the www.FinancialSamurai.com Alexa Challenge! Last week, the carival was hosted by Jeff at DeliverAwayDebt.com, he did an excellent job, especially since it was though of a day or so before.
Because of the carnival, I wasn’t going to publish the page “Weekly Cache” today, I was going to move it to Friday instead. But, while I suppore the Alexa effort, I still have to follow my own path too. So, right before I was about to throw this post in the old recycle bin, I had a change of heart.
So without further ado:
My Favorite Top 5 PF Blogger Posts For The Week:
www.frugaldad.com’s – Weekly Roundup: How Often Do You Grocery Shop? : I picked this post because of frugaldad’s question about how often do you drive to the grocery story. This point that he makes, ties in nicely to my piece about implusive spenders: Saving By Paying Attention – Impulsers. While this topic area is not the most exciting ready, if you master your impulses, it’s has a big BIG impact on the amount of money you can accumulate, and debt you can avoid!
www.getrichslowly.org’s – Back from Belize: I picked this one because of the awesome picture of the ruin, and the message that you can glean if you think beyond the page! In my opinion, that message is: “Once you are free from the burdens of debt, you can do and try things that are important to you”! Although, the picture of that pyramid is pretty awesome!
www.plantingdollars.com – I Always Knew I Was Going to be Rich: This piece is Ryan’s “look at me, I will succeed” proclamation! Indirectly, he’s inviting us all to watch his progress as he develops as an original, unconvential entrepreneur. Personally, I will be watching! He has the drive, ambition, cleverness and quality to be one of the best bloggers out there (and I’m sure one of the best shark photographers too). He is the epitomy of Carpe Diem!
www.eliminatethemuda.com – www.eliminatethemuda.com: Yes, I have 2 links that are exactly the same, back to back. Why? Because the LeanLifeCoach’s site is literally full of great material. I could list each of the coaches post in at least 3 of my reviews for the week. Instead I invite you to go over and and a stroll throught the Coaches’ current content and archive. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Please note, you might want get to a piece of paper and pencil to write some of the information in his posts down. Yeah, the material is that good!
www.myjourneytomillions.com – Don’t Blame Others for Your Debt Get up and Do Something About It! - And finally Kevin’s post (it actually ties back into my random thoughts line above, temet nosce; opps just I created an infinite loop). In the end, you are responsible for your debt, so please don’t live your life in denial! You have friends out there willing to help! I often extend a hand to friends by offer advice. Sometimes it’s verbally slapped away, and other times its heeded but in a discreet or perhaps a subliminal manner. The only way I know that the message I conveyed was later acted upon, is when those cast of friends come back to me, oh maybe a week or month later telling me the clever move that they did thought of… which happen to be the exact thing I told them initially (hmmm, maybe I’m really a jedi master ).
My Favorite Post from Money Reasons This Week:
My Thoughts on Allowances For Less Than Rich Kids – By far, this is not my most popular post this week. But I personally like it because it goes against the herd mentality of 30/30/30 (saving/spending/charity). I believe 1 shoe does not fits all, and this is what the standard wisdom around kid’s allowance repeats. I think my allowance system that I give my kids makes the most sense and is in stark contrast to 30/30/30 matra.
My question is… do you give 30% of your discretionary income (this is your gross paycheck minus the taxes, etc) to charity?
I know I don’t, and I’m not going to start. Besides the way things are going, our govenment will do that for us automatically (much to my chagrin)…
Don’t read books, magazines, blog post, or listen to others blindly. To often, people believe the first thing they hear, and stick to that first believe stubbornly. Think for youself, create new realities based on your experiences and the information provided to you, and revisit and review your beliefs. After all, if we all followed the same lines of thinking wouldn’t our existence (and society even more so) be truly stagnant and boring?