Carpe Diem Friday Links

by Neal Frankle, CFP ®

I just got off the phone with Margaret, a client of mine who lives in Michigan. She’s in her seventies and she’s had enough. She’s decided to leave the ice and cold to follow her dreams. She’s selling her home and she’s going to travel. She worked out her budget of course, and it’s all very doable.

I must tell you that I felt energized by Margaret. She’s living her dream. She clarified her priorities. She understands that her money is there to support her life – not the other way around. Trading your time for money isn’t a good exchange if it’s a one-way trade.

Of course, this has to be done carefully and consciously, but I am a big fan of what Margaret is doing. I don’t think you have to pack up and move in order to have a full life. You can find a meaningful career or make your career meaningful. Both are very possible. Margaret has reminded me of this, and it’s really a great gift.

How about you? Do you need to make any changes in order to make your life more full? What are they? Do you know your own definition of success? When are you going to seize your day?

On to the Carpe Diem links!

Is Gold a Good Investment Now?

Protecting Your Private Files

TFSA vs. RRSP for Retirement

Filing for Bankruptcy at 23 – Debt Kid reflects back on filing for bankruptcy three years ago.

TurboTax vs. H&R Block Online: Which Is Better?

5 Helpful Android and iPhone Tax Apps

A Federal Income Tax Increase in 2011?

How-to Save Thousands of Dollars– The Power of Automated Savings

Do I Have to Pay Tax on Unemployment Compensation?

Love and Taxes – Tax Filing Date Changed to February 14 for Some Tax Filers

Bootstrapping Your Start-Up Business with Little or No Money

Monevator — How Much Should You Fear Inflation?

6 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car

Frugal Dad – 5 Dangers Young Entrepreneurs with A Job Should Avoid



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Peter February 4, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Thanks for the link love Neal!


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