Who’s looking forward to the weekend being around the corner? I know that I am. We have a fun one in store as our oldest is turning five on Saturday. This year’s birthday theme is princesses. She is all about Disney princesses lately and isn’t particular in which princesses she likes. As long as it’s Disney and a princess then it’s high up there in our daughter’s mind. I guess there are worse things to like, and I can at least say that they’re not as annoying as some of the things she’s liked in the past.
Anyway, there’s been a lot of great posts in the blogosphere this week. Here’s a sampling of some of my favorites…
Life and Financial Lessons from a Five Year Old on Eyes On the Dollar
Kim talks about how life lessons learned by a five year old can be a learning experience for the parent as well. In the end, it comes down to stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new.
Should You Pay Off Student Loans Early? On Young Adult Money
DC talks about the reasons why not to pay off your student loans early. While I don’t necessarily agree with his opinion, he does bring up some valid points.
Moving Back Home After College? on Making Sense of Cents
Michelle discusses the question of moving back in with your parents after graduating from college. With growing student loan debt and the soft job climate, it’s something more grads are looking at.
The Best Investment EVER! On SavvyScot
Scot talks about the meteoric rise in the price of Apple stock. Will the new iPhone 5 help move it closer to $1000?
Why Saving Money Feels as Good as Spending Does On Club Thrifty
Greg talks about why saving can feel good. Sure, you’ll get a high off something you just bought, but stuff will not bring you happiness.
Catering Your Blog To Your Readership On Modest Money
Jeremy’s blogging tips posts on Wednesdays are among my favorite reading for the week. This week he discussed the importance of catering to your readers and the evolution of bloggers as they learn about their audience.
Settling For a Not-So-Great-Job? Psh. Yea Right! On Tightwad Tales
Elle talks about rejecting a job offer and how it worked out in the end for her getting a much better offer. Knowing what you’re worth and sticking to it can really benefit you in the end.
5 Reasons I Love Having a Health Savings Account (HSA) On Frugal Habits
Jason talks about the great benefits of using an HSA. They can be great for paying medical bills, plus you can also gain tax savings as the contributions are tax free.
Legal Battle Over a Sagging Balcony On Blue Collar Workman
TB talks about a situation between a tenant and his homeowner’s association in regards to a repair that needs to be taken care of. As opposed to the two parties working together to ensure safety for all involved, they’re instead putting other families at risk.
Part 3: How To Rebalance Your Retirement Accounts On Your Personal Finance Pro
Harry talks about the importance of rebalancing your retirement accounts. In this part of his series he talks about how the actual rebalancing of your funds is actually fairly easy once you have your allocations in mind.
I almost forgot, Fall officially starts this weekend. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love watching the leaves change color and the lower temperatures. But most of all, I am glad Fall is here because it means college football is upon us! What are some of your favorite things to do in the Fall?