The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Book Club Reboot Edition

After seeing the relative lack of discussion on the book club reading of What Color Is Your Parachute?, I’ve decided to check it at the door. I think the biggest problem is that the book is very introspective and thus doesn’t facilitate good discussion, a problem that the first entrant, Your Money or Your Life didn’t have. So, unless there is a strong outcry, I’m going to end this edition of the book club, take a break, and then try it again in a month or two with a much more discussion-oriented book.

Anyway, here are some personal finance resources for you to check out.

How We Increased Our Net Worth By More Than 170% In Less Than A Year Mine made a similar jump, but that’s mostly because my net worth was small at the start of the year. This year’s jump – by percentage – won’t be nearly as large. (@ gather little by little)

Record Oil and Gas Prices Got You Down? Use This Opportunity to Make Money Invest in the people making the money, natch! (@ gen x finance)

Scammers Stole All of My Grandma’s Money! Sometimes, I’m glad my grandmother is a rather introverted lady – she’d never even think of doing such a thing. (@ wise bread)

When An Active Mutual Fund Manager Beats The Market, Is It Luck? I tend to think so. I also think that if you have more than a decade of beating the market, it might be time to get out. That’s what Peter Lynch did. (@ all financial matters)

8 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances in 2008 A lot of very good advice consolidated into one place. (@ get rich slowly)

Do You Go To Work Sick? My supervisor makes us go home if we give even a hint of being sick. The philosophy is that the lost productivity of making the whole team sick isn’t worth the loss of productivity of one person being out of the office for a day or two. (@ the digerati life)

Make It Your Goal To Set A Goal I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve found that perhaps the best method I’ve found for getting me to take action on something is to set a tangible and reachable goal, work for it, and feel that elation when I reach the goal. (@ christian pf)

The Simple Dollar Retro: 10 Things Any College Student Can Do To Prepare For Success In Life I wish I had done half of these when I was in college – I’d be in a much better place now.

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