I’m actually out of town right now (if you read yesterday’s roundup, you can probably guess why). I’m currently using a dial-up connection out in the middle of nowhere. So, without my feed reader, I’m somewhat stuck, so I spent some time reading some of the last few months of columns at Yahoo! Finance and I pulled out three that really piqued my interest.
On Unsolicited Advice Unsolicited advice really bothers me. I enjoy giving advice when it’s asked of me, but I really don’t like it when ol’ Auntie Muriel tells me that I’m investing like a moron. A blog lets me write about financial topics for people who actually want to read about it, thankfully, and it helps me keep my mouth shut and not offer any unsolicited advice.
Kid’s Money Expectations And The Gender Gap I observe this all the time in my nieces and nephews, actually. It seems like my nieces are far more likely to spend their money senselessly than my nephews are – they both seem to be natural savers.
Time Flies When You’re Unprepared My favorite writer on Yahoo! Finance is Ben Stein, so I would have been shocked if I didn’t pull out a good article from his recent writings. Many people ask me why I’m so focused on planning ahead at this point in my life – Ben explains it all brilliantly (as usual).
The Simple Dollar Retro: There Is No “Secret”: Why Feel-Good Thinking Isn’t Enough To Get Ahead Financially I was getting really fed up hearing about The Secret, so I let it all go here. It seems like that fad is dying down, though (thankfully).