So yesterday I’m outside with my son doing some lawn work. Dark clouds gather and I hear some thunder so we pack up our stuff and head inside. About ten minutes later a pretty big thunderstorm rolls through. No big deal. About an hour later we hear there’s been a possible tornado in NYC (we’re a couple of towns over from the border). Wha?!? I had class so I had to drive into Queens. Trees down everywhere! Huge branches all over the place. Streets closed off with trees blocking the way. Highways are useless in certain areas. Trains aren’t running and thousands are stranded. If my class were about an hour earlier I could have been in the thick of it.
You never know what is going to happen tomorrow.
We can plan and plan but the future is an unknown. Do what you can to minimize the unknown and make sure to live life now!
On to some great personal finance articles I found:
How To Teach Good Financial Principles With Jean Chatzky – Over at Moolanomy, personal finance author Jean Chatzky was answering questions to help promote National Money Talk Night. Well, the Craig whose question she answers is – you guessed it…ME! Go take a look.
Couple Money Laptop Giveaway – Elle at Couple Money is giving away a laptop! Go check it out.
Over $800 Dollars In Prizes and Cash to Giveaway at my 3 Year Blogoversary Celebration at Out of Debt Again! – And the great giveaways keep on going!
Working from Home: Paying for Childcare
Invest It Wisely: Enter the Six Month Giveaway Contest! – Another contest to check out, over at Invest it Wisely!
Three Reasons You Must Contribute To Your 401(k) – This is a guest article I wrote, published over at the PerkStreet Financial Blog.
7 Additions for Your 2011 Dividend Income Stock Portfolio
13 Reasons To Love (And Use) Your Credit Card Again
Fee-Only Financial Advisors Can Be Biased Too.
How to deal with a financial crisis
3 Sectors That Would Benefit From Another Stimulus Bill
Insurance Information from the Inside
How to Create a Budget – Evaluate Expenses
Compare Traditional and Roth 401k
How To Determine The Value Of A House Renovation
15 More Things You Shouldn’t Be Paying For
» Nearly A Quarter of Fidelity’s 401(k) Accounts Have Loans Against Them. Why This Is A Bad Idea.
Should we try to keep our credit scores high?
An Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles is a Waste of Money
How to Balance Your Checkbook and Why You Should
Increase your Credit Score
Bonds Vs. Bond Funds
Here are the carnival Free From Broke took part in:
Working at Home Blog Carnival-207th Edition
Watson Inc: Carnival of Financial Planning – Edition #157: Eliminate Consumer Debt and Build Wealth
30 Financial Articles and Money Tips – Finance Blog Carnival #8 | MaximizingMoney.com
Carnival of Wealth #3 – The Emergency Fund Edition — Personal Dividends
Canadian Finance Carnival #1 – Canadian Finance Blog
Best of Money Carnival #68 | Live Real, Now
Yakezie Carnival | Engineer Your Finances
Carnival of Money Stories #71 – 9/13 Edition – ComplexSearch
Festival of Frugality #247 – Passive Index Investing Edition – My Personal Finance Journey