Diamonds and Dogs #22

May 29, 2014 by

In each post of the Money Counselor “Diamonds & Dogs” series, I pick three items—an article, a website, a video, an image—that in my humble opinion would be especially valuable—the Diamonds—in helping Money Counselor readers make better money choices. And to contrast with the three Diamonds, I pick one lame item—the Dog.

money idea gems3 Diamonds

  • Shane runs a nice blog over at Beating Broke, worth checking out if you haven’t run across it yet. I really liked his “Keeping Up With the Smiths” article. Who are the Smiths? The opposite of the Joneses with whom so many spend their lives trying to keep up. The Smiths succeed in meeting their financial and retirement goals by living modestly, quietly, and sensibly, and Shane advises it’s the Smiths, not the Joneses, we should all be trying to best.
  • Barbara Friedberg’s information and guidance-rich blog is also very worthwhile if you haven’t checked it out. Barb’s piece “Save For Retirement Now” encourages 20-somethings to start saving now. Thanks to the magic of compounding, saving early and often makes meeting retirement financial goals FAR easier. Barb also publishes a list of seven questions to ask yourself to help you get a handle on how much money you’ll need to have put away to retire with the lifestyle you’d like.
  • I’m appreciating Money Miniblog so much that I recently added Kalen’s site to the Money Counselor blogroll. A great example of the sort of work Kalen’s doing over there is “5 Simple Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Credit“. Typical of his style, Kalen provides in this article straightforward, sensible, simple, and effective suggestions for improving your finances.

lame money adviceA Dog

I’m feeling generous. No dog this edition. 🙂

Nominations Please

Do you have a nomination for a Diamond or Dog? Send it to me please. I’ll give you credit if I use it in a “Diamonds and Dogs” post.

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