We have a quasi-empty nest now. As regular readers know, our second daughter began her college life last week. While we do miss her, she’s only a few hours away so it’s not too bad. When we said goodbye, it was very teary – at least for us. It was just another reminder that creating wealth is fine…but far from the most important use of our time.
We were worried that she’d be lonely there but she quickly proved us wrong. When we called her 30 minutes after we hit the road, she didn’t have time to talk to us! She was too busy with new friends…
That seems to be par for the course, and as it should be. We’re heading down there on Sunday to visit with a surprise for her. Since she’s a regular reader I’m not going to tell you what it is but you can tune in next week to find out how it went.
On to the articles…
This week has offered up another amazing list of articles. Here are a few of the best that I ran across:
Matt Jabs gets the Pilgrim Pick of the Pack for his article on spending filters.
This is a great article on its own but to tell you the truth, once I saw the picture, I knew he won the award. You’ll love it too.
Monevator explains why borrowing to invest is expensive. This was a close second to Matt’s piece.
Oblivious Investor talks about Math versus Psychology. An interesting read on doing what feels good versus what is good.
The Digerati Life gives you ideas on how to get promoted at work.
International students – what you should know about getting your Visa for study in the U.S. Served up by MoneyEnergy
How to build real friendships over at the The Simple Dollar. Insightful and worthwhile. Thanks, Trent.
How much money should you leave your children? A thought provoking discussion offered by MoneyNing.
5 Things Your Parents Didn’t Teach You About Money by Green Panda Treehouse.
5 Questions You Need to Ask Your Parents by Liz Weston. Wow…have you talked to your folks about money? How did it go? I can imagine this would be a difficult conversation to have. I’d be interested to know your experiences.
Are you networking as much as you should? Free Money Finance gives you some pointers on this crucial subject.
Rob the Rich – An expose on what you can buy for a song in this recession. SWEET.
Should we get rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Weakonomics shares his thoughts.
Personal Christian Finance helps you play the Starbucks game…and win! Order up!
Please also check out the Festival of Frugality.
Enjoy a wonderful and safe holiday.