Happy Independence Day weekend to all my American friends… lots of fireworks in the neighborhood on Friday night, although I couldn’t see any of them, strangely enough. The big news this week: a Canadian think tank is trying to push to raise the retirement age to 70 in order to offset our ageing demographics; Sarah Palin resigned from her Alaskan post without completing her term; and Michael Jackson sadly…. oh, wait – that was last week’s – well… it’s still kind of shocking news. I was really tempted to buy one of those commemorative TIME magazine editions at a Barnes and Noble on the weekend. But then I reminded myself about all the times I’ve reminded myself that magazines don’t pay! They will just take up space and collect dust, even as precious collectors’ items.
MoneyEnergy Around the Web
I was fortunate to have been mentioned by a few great blogs again: MyLifeROI, Four Pillars (as one of Canada’s newest financial bloggers!), Million Dollar Journey, BripBlap, Suburban Dollar, MyMoneyShrugged and Canadian Capitalist – thank you all!
But the one I really have to highlight is a mention in a post by @jdroth, “Why Pursue Financial Freedom?” - According to JD, my tweet about financial freedom summed it up best. As he puts it: I think @MoneyEnergy provided the best summary of financial freedom: “For me, it means never having to work to further someone else’s goals instead of my own. It means options and more opportunities.” Wow! I hope that means I really have my eye on the goal, here. If great minds think alike, it looks like I’m on the right track!:) Nice to see the encouragement. Thanks, JD.
I also wrote a guest post, “One Simple Way To Get Started In Investing in Stocks,” for Suburban Dollar (July 2, 2009)
and I had articles in the following carnivals:
Great Reads From Fellow Finance Bloggers
Lastly I want to give some extra special thanks to my blogging colleagues, Miranda Marquit, Arohan and Passive Family Income who have frequently gone out of their way with just that extra bit of help – it all adds up and makes a difference. Thanks for your support! To my readers, if you haven’t read any of their work yet, check it out. They are all great people to follow for investment news and tips on moving towards financial freedom. Here are a few sample articles along with their twitter ID’s so you can follow them there, too.
Arohan’s Investing Life – Appropriately titled, this is @Arohan’s personal investing blog, which offers “commentary on investing and events with a value tilt.” Check out one of his most popular posts: “Time To Invest in a Manufacturing Business.”
My friend John at Passive Family Income is a cashflow ninja. He’s got virtual assistants, niche websites up the yazoo, articles all over the webs sending him royalties, and a great blog that gives you insider tips on that and more. You can catch up with him on twitter @PFIncome.
Yielding Wealth is a financial blog by the extremely prolific freelance writer @MMarquit, who covers a range of topics from dividend investing, ETFs, and commodities to the price of tuition, extraterrestrial science and the art of negotiation. Check out one of her recent articles: What To Do When Your Credit Card Minimum Is Raised.Related Posts
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