December 14th, 2012
Link Roundup: How to Be A Money Hero to Yourself and Family
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How to Be A Money Hero to Yourself and Family “Finances are challenging. How you respond to those challenges determine how much of a money hero you become. And there is a lot more at stake than money. Your financial behavior is a model for your family. In the future, they’ll likely take what they see you do and mirror the decisions you make. That’s why it’s very important to take this subject seriously. So dust off your cape and pull out your spandex from the bottom of your drawer. It’s time become a money hero!” Wealth Pilgrim
5 Life Lessons Learned from Holiday Movies “‘Tis the season to dust off those favorite holiday movies. The following five classics have major savvy lessons to teach about handling personal finance, listening to your mentors, engaging in office affairs, and more. Implement these lessons, and have a very merry, savvy holiday!” SavvySugar
IRAs for Kids are a Great Way to Build Wealth “The biggest mistake I’ve made investing is a mistake almost all of us have made. The mistake is not picking the wrong investment. It’s not buying or selling at the “wrong” time. And it’s not even failing to max out a 401k or IRA. The mistake is not investing at a young age.” Dough Roller
How to Make Extra Money on the Weekend “Sometimes, it seems as though all the ideas out there to make more money revolve around long-term activities that require time and effort. While you might eventually want to start a home business that can provide you with an income source later on, what you might really need right now is a little quick cash. Something you can do this weekend to put money in your pocket.” Financial Highway
Why Do You Buy the Things That You Buy? “Lately, I’ve been trying to add a little more introspection to my spending choices. Asking myself “why” is a big part of that equation. It can be easy — especially during certain times of the year, like the holidays, or when you’re on vacation — to just spend money without really thinking about why you’re doing it.” Cash Money Life
What Happens If Your Bank Account Is Hacked? “McAfee Labs, a company that deals with internet security from malware and hackers, has announced that a ring of criminals intend to steal money from customers with accounts at major American banks. The operation even has a codename, “Project Blitzkreig,” and is rumored to go into effect this coming spring. The fact that this plan is now out in the open makes it more likely that the cyber attack won’t occur as predicted, but it still engenders public fear and concern that our money is vulnerable when deposited into the bank.” Consumerism Commentary
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