October 14th, 2011

Friday Roundup: The Secret to Taking Financial Action Today

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It Is Time to Act: The Secret to Taking Financial Action Today “‘The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good.’ This is one of the motto’s of our favorite personal finance bloggers, J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly. Striving for perfection seems like a great idea, but it can really backfire if it keeps you from action. If you wait until you perfectly understand all of your potential investment options, you will never start investing.” Moolanomy

Here’s a Quick Way to Deal With The Biggest Problem With a Credit Card “What’s the biggest problem with a credit card? A credit card will let you buy anything that you want without asking any questions.” Frugal Dad

How to Know When to Quit “Before I became a full-time freelancer, I worked for a couple of different companies. Both times I started a new job, it started out exciting and fun. Great benefits! Cool perks! Interesting work! After a year or two, it got harder to get up in the morning and face an eight-hour day of doing whatever it was I was hired to do. By years three to five, the shine was wearing off, and finally it was clear that I needed to quit my job.” Get Rich Slowly

Occupy Colleges Movement Sparks Protests on 150 Campuses “In one of the most widespread campus protests in recent memory, students at 150 colleges and universities across the country rallied in front of student unions and administration buildings Thursday as part of the Occupy Colleges movement.” Good

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Riding a Bicycle “Ron writes in: Does it really save a lot to ride a bicycle around town instead of driving? I have a Ford pickup that gets about twenty miles per gallon If I were to drive to the post office and the grocery store, it would be a four mile round trip. From what I can see, that bicycle ride would only save me about sixty cents in gas.” The Simple Dollar

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