What a crazy week. I didn’t think the call volume and panic-stricken clients could increase, but I was wrong. So much uncertainty and volatility, everyone is getting a little bit crazy. I’m glad it’s Friday. I’m going to use this weekend to avoid all finance news as much as possible. To help achieve that goal, I’ll be at the Michigan State vs. Ohio State football game tomorrow. If you’re watching the game, keep an eye out for me. I’ll be the one wearing green
In addition, I’m headed for a vacation starting late next week, and I’m looking for guest posts. Contact me if you’re interested, and you have until about Thursday evening to get something to me. Once I’m in Vegas, I’m going to try and avoid even using a computer unless there is an emergency (like altering my fantasy football lineup because of an injury). So, here are your links for the weekend.
Six Reasons to Love This Economy – It’s about time someone is positive around here.
What Is Your Definition of Rich? – My definition is freedom to do the things I want to do… like golfing… every… day.
How I Lost $200K Without Losing Any Sleep – I wouldn’t lose sleep either if I still had 1.6M lying around.
Zecco Trading Promotion – Investing While Trades are Free and Stocks are Cheap – It’s true that many people are seeing this as a buying opportunity.
How The State of The Economy Has Affected My Financial Goals – If you are older you really might need to re-evaluate your goals. However, I think most Gen Xers would be fine just staying the course.
Visiting the World’s Tallest Observatory – Sun continues to enjoy his trip in China. It must be real nice to vacation for a month.
Prosper Is Dead – Brip Blap is leaving a small amount of money in the peer-to-peer lending sites. For all the flack they’ve taken, I bet a lot of people are doing better there than the stock market right now.
Best High Yield Savings Accounts Rates – Some of these rates aren’t bad. In this economy, 3-4% is a lot better than losing 30%.
Matching Donations to Your Local Food Bank – You have to love someone willing to give $1000 to charity.
Back to Basics: Simplify, simplify, simplify – Doesn’t everyone love when things are nice and simple? You’ll not have more time, but you’ll likely save money.
What is Common for Personal Finances and Body-Building? – I wish I could get in the habit of being more healthy. It seems like every time I getting going, something gets in the way.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.