I spent most of yesterday designing a several hour overview for people fairly new to Microsoft Excel, which I will be presenting today. I haven’t decided whether this is something I’m looking forward to. Here are a few articles I noticed recently.
No Credit Needed explained why he created his blog. He was in debt at the time, and the blog helped chronicle his journey outward. Now that he’s out of debt, his goals have changed. I started Consumerism Commentary for a similar reason: to keep myself accountable for every financial decision I make. That’s an ongoing philosophy, not a goal.
The Silicon Valley Blogger described the evolution and education of a long-term investor on The Digerati Life. There are six mistakes often made by investors before they fully evolve. It’s important to learn from these mistakes, and SVB shares some lessons she has learned. Right now I have $70,000 socked away for retirement, but only about $5,000 invested outside of the market. Not including hard assets, cash and savings accounts make up the rest, to the tune of about $50,000. While I’m waiting to by real estate, this could still be invested better.
Finally, Lazy Man and Money wants to save time (as well and money and space) and has five suggestions in each of these three categories. These are 15 solid suggestions. I’m a fan of compact fluorescent light bulbs. I think the Harmony remote may be a little too expensive for the time savings. I have a $5 universal remote control which works just as well. However, neither the $5 universal remote nor the Harmony will work with my Toshiba HD DVD player yet.