Relax Yourself – Friday Links

by Neal Frankle, CFP ®

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a pretty busy week in Pilgrim country. Time for some R & R.

I love Saturdays because I don’t do anything. I don’t work. I don’t go shopping. I don’t even talk business.

I was talking to a friend of mine who thought my routine was too restrictive. He likes to take care of all the “stuff” he didn’t get to by doing it during the weekends. Personally, I look at unplugging one day a week as really liberating. What is your take on it? Have you ever completely unplugged for 24 hours? If not, why not?

Before I hang up my Pilgrim hat for the weekend, I thought I’d let you know about a few posts I found interesting:

Bucksomeboomer provided a fun Halloween week in review.

Life Compass Blog asks what’s your source of direction in life? A great post.

Mom Vesting provides finance definitions of Annual Percentage Yield. Nice.

Canadian Finance Blog asks if you should buy a used or new car.

Money Smarts explains how financial advisors get paid.

Invest It Wisely asks if college is a complete waste of time.

Carnival of Wealth

Festival of Frugality

What Fees Are Part of Your 401k Plan?


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LIfe Compass November 9, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Neal, thanks so much for linking to my post! And in answer to your question, a day of rest is important in my life too.


Tina November 9, 2010 at 1:55 AM

I fully agree. Unplugging is essential. It can be scary to suddenly be faced with a full time-out day, but wow, does it help keep or put things in perspective. And most importantly – it nurtures your soul!


karyn November 8, 2010 at 4:32 PM

We don’t use the computer or watch movies on Sundays and I try not to run errands or work on any projects except ones I enjoy. I love the break and making our Sabbath day special. I am surprised, however, how hard it is to stay away from the computer. I’m always thinking, oh, if I could just look that up or fire off just one email. And just think how new computers are and some of us already feel we can’t do without them!


Invest It Wisely November 7, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Thanks for the linkup, Neal!


Money Smarts Blog November 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Thanks for the link!



Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog November 5, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Thanks for the mention Neal!


Neal@Wealth Pilgrim November 5, 2010 at 6:52 AM

I’m with you 100% Brook. I can only speak for myself but it is at first very difficult NOT to try to be “productive” every day. It takes focus to relax….and your reminder about remembering what is important is our lives is spot on!


Brook Davis November 5, 2010 at 2:20 AM

I actually agree with you 100%. Saturday was traditionally the Sabbath and a day of rest. And, regardless of your religious beliefs, it’s a tradition worth keeping. One day to rest and spend real time with your family is not too much to ask. After all, aren’t they why you work so hard the rest of the week?

I know, for me, my Saturdays really bring my life back into perspective. It’s far too easy to stay so busy that you forget what’s actually important in your life!


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