Let’s start with one list I couldn’t overlook, 50 Best Finance-Related Movie Quotes of All Time. I’ll share my favorite one:
(From) The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Martin Frohm: “What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him?”
Christopher Gardner: “He must have had on some really nice pants.”
Next, are you getting overwhelmed? If so, BSimple has the Cure for the Financially Overwhelmed. Steps that you can take to simplify your finances and reduce your stress in this department.
I enjoyed the article Money Matters, But Money Isn’t Everything. This is one of the recurring questions and discussions bloggers enjoy. In the end, the issues are not so simple, it’s not a matter of “would $100000/yr make you happy?” even though 99% of the world appears to live on less than this. Part of it is relative, if you make less than your friends and neighbors, you may not be as happy regardless of the absolute amount. I often wonder how one can measure happiness, people are so complex, can they even report their own feelings accurately for such studies?
Next Neal Frankle tells us What to do when your wallet has been lost of stolen.One bit of advice I’d add myself, before you lose it or have your wallet stolen – photocopy everything in it. (Well, maybe not the cash, but everything else, front and back.) It will help you know who to call and what account to cancel.
Craig Ford at Money Help for Christians post a list (I told you, I am a sucker for lists) 31 Signs that it is Time to Start Budgeting. The bar is set pretty low here, if you identify with just 3 items on the list you should consider a formal budget. Me, I am off scott-free. I am guilty of one sign (5) You try to tell your kid “no”, and [she] looks at you like you just swore in front of her. I am still learning to say no more often.
My friend Jeff at Deliver Away Debt asks himself Am I a Poser Now? You see, he started hacking away at his debt with pizza deliveries, and for a number of us, provided some very entertaining tweets regarding his customers and how they tipped. Now his day job has him working a lot of overtime, so no time for deliveries. Poser? No, Jeff, you are still an inspiration to those who think there’s no way out.
And last this week, Len Penzo’s A Little Fun with My Dog and Some Peanut Butter. I read this post, and I’m thinking you had to be there to find it funny. I’ll trust Len on this one.