Like many this week, my thoughts and prayers were with those who have suffered in Boston, MA and West, TX. These events are reminders that what truly matters are the people that we love, not the stuff that we buy (or in some cases borrow to buy). We had a great weekend spending time as a family together and hanging out with friends.
This site is called Couple Money and talks about finances, but the first part is couple – family first. Money is simply a tool, a powerful one at times that can be used to provide for and help one another. If we let it, it can also get us into debt, causing us to lose sleep, spending less time with our loved ones, and having us working simply to keep up with the Joneses. It’s not worth it. Put your family first; evaluate if you really need all this STUFF. You may find that you can do with less junk so you have more time and happiness with your friends and family.
I hope the posts you read here help you get your finances in order and get more options so you can use your money for lasting good, whatever that is for you.
Favorite Personal Finance Posts This Week
Here are some personal finance posts I enjoyed this week. To get all of my Twitter updates as they happen, please follow me here. I’m going to just share a few of favorites:
- Can We Break This Spending Cycle? Do We Want To? http://buff.ly/158Z2G6 @freefrombroke : Kind of touching on what I just finish discussing, Glen covers how to cut the spending cycle and embrace frugality that fits you and your family.
- Ten Reasons to use Beer Brewing Software @beersmith http://buff.ly/16QwoHK: Yeah, I got the brew bug, I’m using this handy tool to convert some recipes as we’re looking at exploring a bit more with home brewing. We’ve done 4 batches to date and I plan on getting 2 more done this week.
- How to Open an IRA via @ramit http://buff.ly/11vgG2O: If you haven’t opened an IRA, Ramit has a 2 minute video to get you started. Even if you’re investing with a $1,000 or less, you can open your IRA today and be on your way with your retirement plans.
I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I have. Please have a great weekend!