Want to talk about waste, sit down at a computer and start surfing the web. You may find a few minutes of laughter, pick up a nugget or two, but the vast majority of your time will likely be spent looking at information you already know or waiting for sites to load.
I’m no different than any other surfer. Instead of hours of waste for a few nuggets, how about just seeing the nuggets? I learned from each post listed below and thought you might find them worthwhile as well. Each listing has enough detail so you will know if it is value added to you or not:
Personal Finance by the Book – Will Your Uncle Sam Be Dictating Your Retirement Funds? – When I first read this I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn’t April fools! I have since seen similar warnings in the mainstream media. Uncle Sam is considering the idea of requiring some or all of your 401K/IRA assets to be invested in vehicles of their choice. I can’t speak for anyone else, but OVER MY DEAD BODY!
USA Today – Rash of retirements push Social Security to the brink – The Social Security’s surplus was devastated in 2009 because of the unexpected number of boomers throwing in the towel on their careers. More proof that those of us not retiring yesterday will need to take responsibility for ourselves. The again with Uncle Sam thinking about taking ours 401K/IRAs…
My Journey to Millions – The Definition of Liberal and Conservatism – My wife and I have a great relationship, I think, because of all our differences. All along I have thought of her as a liberal (She disagrees) and she of me as a conservative (I disagree). Turns out we were both wrong! Check out this article and take the test. You just might learn a little more about yourself. Do me a favor, come back and let us know if you did!
Fiscal Geek – A New Way To Save When Grocery Shopping – Groceries continue to be our greatest opportunity for expense reduction (I think, my wife not so much!). Paul shares a great tool for helping you get control of the budget and it helps you plan out the shopping lists too!
Mighty Bargain Hunter – Woe To The Lender Who Guesses Wrong – I know several people in or near foreclosure, mbhunter is one of the three people in this country that has actually purchased a home recently. He shares some insights on how the rules have changed. Sooner or later most of us will move again, we should be prepared!
Steadfast Finances – Can Google’s ‘Insights for Search’ Make You A Better Investor? – I’m not sure how or when I am going to use it, but I am going to use it. Google rocks! (Google Insights for Search) Check out Matt_SF’s post for a tutorial on how to get the most out of it!
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