Am I describing myself? Nah, just my selection of reading over this weekend:
Jeremy of GenXFinance offers a glimpse at his personal experiences while encouraging us not to make bad decisions during this volatile stock market.
My job has good and bad periods, and when the markets are up, everyone loves me and I hear nothing but good things. But at the same time, as soon as the markets begin to show some weakness, my phone is ringing constantly with worried investors. While you can occasionally talk some sense into certain people, others just go off and make irrational decisions.
Madame X of My Open Wallet has a series called New York Stories, which offers up real financial stories from real New Yorkers. I like it because these are kinds of stories you’d hear from your friends, if money wasn’t such a taboo topic. I particularly enjoyed the one by Escape Brooklyn.
Hazzard of Everybody Loves Your Money pointed me towards this post about the simple life. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that simple does not equate to easy. For example, why is it we have to work hard and remember tips to keep things simple? Hmm?!
J.D. of Get Rich Slowly has a nice discussion going on about how to find work that you love. I tend to think that some people really do need to love their work, while others are able to keep a certain amount of detachment from it.