My twenty month old daughter’s favorite word is “yellow.” “What’s your favorite color, honey?” “Yellow!” “What do you want for supper?” “… yellow?” “What should I post about this morning, sweetie pie?” “YELLOW!”
So, to make her happy, this sentence is written in bright yellow. See, honey? Dad made something yellow for you.
Find a Mentor Using the DISC Method A good mentor that really matches who you are is a great find, and this is a pretty insightful way to evaluate potential mentors to find a good match. (@ studenomics)
How Much Did That Shower Cost? Use a Low-Flow Shower Head! Excellent analysis of the savings one can gain by using a low-flow shower head. In my own experience, there’s a happy balance to be found – the lowest flow ones out there are fairly annoying to me, but I don’t need to be drowned in torrential showers, either. (@ my life roi)
Interview with a Dave Ramsey Certified Counselor I thought this was actually a good insight into how the whole “Dave Ramsey certification” system actually works. I’m naturally a skeptic, I guess. (@ man vs. debt)
Why Do People Still Have Landlines? I thought this post outlined a few clear divisions in life experiences. For one, cell phones tend to not work in disasters when you need them the most – land lines hold up well, while you’re out of cell phone luck if something knocks down a tower or two. Another factor – in rural areas, cell phone reception is dodgy, so if you live rural, a land line is essential. So, no, it’s not so you can “make it more confusing for friends and family to keep track of all of your phone numbers.” Quite honestly, I rarely use my cell phone at all and I’ve strongly considered moving to a pay-as-you-go phone for the rare times I use it. (@ broke grad student)
The Cost of Driving Fast Excellent post that really illustrates the cost of driving fast in pure gas costs. This doesn’t include the risk of getting a speeding ticket (a very real risk – trust me). (@ bargain babe)
Will the “Great Recession” Trigger the End of Buy-and-Hold Investing? I see no real reason to not continue with buy-and-hold investing. If you lost 50% over the last two years and couldn’t afford that loss, the problem was asset allocation, not buy-and-hold. (@ millionaire mommy next door)