Weekend Reading: Life is Good Edition

by Darwin on August 5, 2010

In looking back and many of my posts, tweets and comments on other blogs, I seem like a cranky bastard.  Many of my writings would fall into the “complaints” category.  Sure, there’s a lot to complain about right now, but my energy could be directed in a more productive manner.  It’s good occasionally to step back and assess what’s important.  I am gainfully employed.  I have my health.  I have a wonderful family.  And we haven’t screwed up our finances.  Life is good.

With that backdrop, since it’s been a couple weeks since my last roundup, here are several of my favorite posts from money writers around the world, as well as a recap of stuff I’ve written that you may enjoy at the end.

Business Insider – Crazy Inventor is bored of electric cars – here’s his next invention.

Five Cent NickelHow and Why to Rollover your 401k

Lazy Man and MoneyInvest in What You Know?

Bargaineering Why Inflation is Good for You

20s MoneyHow to Avoid Credit Card Debt While in College

The Simple Dollar The Family that Saves Together

Financial Highway Your Credit Card is Not an Emergency Fund

Steadfast FinancesShould We Be ‘Hoping’ for Deflation?

WeakonomicsWhere The Millionaires Live

From the Yakezie:

MTJM2 Year Blogging celebration – Nice Dedication

Financial SamuraiMillionaires Need Love Too Ya Know

Free From BrokeInvestment Strategy For Beginner Investors

Len Penzo18 Things You (Supposedly) Should Never Pay For. Ever.

Wealth PilgrimGreen Mutual Funds

Darwin’s Money


Darwin’s Finance

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Financial Samurai August 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm

That’s some good self reflection Darwin! I liked the one you Tweeted on someone taking advantage of unemployment just now. Smart of her with a new baby!


Miranda August 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

Thanks for including my Financial Highway post!


Evan August 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm

You aren’t cranky….just moody! Thanks for the link


Barb Friedberg August 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Hi, Found you from the Yakezie elist and thought I’d stop by. I like the organization of the link post and am enticed by the selection. Looking forward to taking a look around.
Best regards,


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