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This Past Week

Just thought I’d take a look back and share some fellow bloggers’ posts that caught my attention this week:

From Moolanomy’s Personal Finance, an article titled 40+ Alternative Income Ideas and Resources. Actually, he’s up to 50 as I write this, he’s added a few more since the original posting. Here, the author shares his list of ways to make extra money, running the full range of the very simple, such as selling your old stuff on eBay, to the second career level of commitment, such as “get a second job.” This isn’t just a list (lest you think “get a second job? d’uh?) but nearly every item on his idea list offers a further link for more details and to start your research if that idea appeals to you.

Flexo at Consumerism Commentary alerts his readers that Schwab Brokerage Lowers Expense Ratios, Beats Vanguard. This bit of news didn’t get the press I’d have expected. Funny, I am a Schwab customer, and I’d not have seen this news if it weren’t from Flexo, the blog author. My experience investing tells me that over time, the difference between excellent results and results that simply fail to please, is expenses. Something to consider.

At Five Cent Nickel is Risk Tolerance vs Risk Capacity. An excellent piece describing the difference between Tolerance (one’s attitude) vs Capacity (goal based risk required for one’s situation). A further link offers a quiz to show you a number to determine your level for each.

One last one I’ll share today, a personal post from Mrs. Micah, is What I’d like to Give my Mom for Mother’s Day. As we get bogged down in the day to day grind, it’s posts like this that make you stop and think, about people and not things. About those whom you love, and not the stupid issue you had at work this past week.

Happy Mothers Day, everyone.

  • Mrs. Micah May 11, 2009, 8:39 pm

    Thanks for including my Mother’s Day post. There’s been a lot going on in my life lately to remind me how important people and relationships are. It’s going to cost us a lot more in gas, but it’ll be worth it.

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