Here are a few articles to keep you entertained and informed this weekend.
4 Questions Before Buying Your First House. Here is my recent contribution to US News. “The decision to buy a house is about more than just mortgage interest rates, the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, and property taxes. Your home is more than just an investment, it’s also shelter, security and safety. That’s why you should think about more than just finances when making the decision.”
Business Opportunities Through Family and Friends. In this article on Money Reasons, the author talks not only about the direct opportunities we receive from those close to us, but the indirect opportunities that might be available if we make use of our friends and family as resources. When I was younger, some of my first jobs were those that my parents arranged — working in my mother’s research lab at an Ivy League university or working in my father’s office, but our friends and family can open opportunities for us as adults, as well.
Be a Man. Read a Poem. This directive comes from The Art of Manliness, where the guest author wishes to see poetry become mainstream again. There’s a stigma attached to poetry now, but not too long ago, poetry was a manly art form and part of every formal education.
How Warren Buffett Invests. Investor Junkie shares a photograph of the famous investor’s desk, featuring somewhat cluttered piles of paper and no computer. it’s clear the Oracle of Omaha isn’t constantly connected to second-by-second market data. He makes his decisions by slowly and carefully researching companies.
Consumerism Commentary participated in a number of Carnivals this week, including the Tax Carnival, Best of Money Carnival, Totally Money Carnival, Wealth Builder Carnival, and the Carnival of Wealth.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published January 22, 2011.