Money Roundup: Why the Sky Over Wall Street Isn’t Falling, Profitable Ideas for Job Hunters, and More

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

With the markets back in full crazy mode, there are plenty of wackos on the web telling you to stock up on canned goods and head for the hills.  But I’m not a doom & gloomer.  Never have been, never will be.

The first four articles should help you catch your breath and put things in perspective. There is some very good advice here about controlling what you can control.

5 Tips for Long-Term Investing as Markets Shudder (MarketWatch).  For most investors, tips 2-5 will be most applicable.

The Compelling Case Against Stocks (CBS MoneyWatch).  Sorry stock market skeptics, this story isn’t going where you think it’s going.  It might be the best morning-after-the-plunge story I read.

Don’t Panic! Why Falling Prices Are a Good Thing (Time) Written by J.D. Roth, the blogger behind Get Rich Slowly, this article offers three very solid, timeless strategies for investing success.

Why a Legendary Market Skeptic is Upbeat About Stocks (Wall Street Journal).  Vanguard founder Jack Bogle has seen plenty of up markets and down markets in his 80-plus years.  His perspective is well worth reading.

Creating a Killer Cover Letter (US News).  If you’re looking for work, you know you have lots of competition.  Here’s how to make a great first impression.

And from the blogosphere…

How to Write a Great Resume for a Job – Tips and Examples (Money Crashers).  More good advice for job seekers.

How to Make Money Recycling (One Money Design).  Good thoughts – not just about recycling, but about reusing as well.

17 Ways to Use Old Newspaper (Wise Bread).  Who knew yesterday’s news could be so valuable?

Free Museum and National Park Admission on 9/24 (Northern Cheapskate).  If you can’t take advantage of this offer, there are plenty of other days when museums are free as well.

How to Have a Family Financial Meeting (Personal Dividends).  Interesting idea that goes beyond the money date night for couples.

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Categories: Saving/Investing, Smart Spending, Teaching Kids

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