Money Roundup: Better Health Through Simple Living, Getting a Reality Check on Retirement, and More

Friday, March 16th, 2012

There are lots of good ideas for wise money management floating around on the Internet.  Here are 10 of the best from the past week that caught my eye.

A Field Guide to the U.S. Middle Class Family (The Wall Street Journal).  A must read for all parents with challenging implications for how we teach our kids about money and everything else.

The State of the (Retirement) Union is Weak (US News). Especially noteworthy are the differences between what current workers expect to experience in retirement vs. what current retirees are actually experiencing.

At This Rate, We Might Never Retire (MSNBC).  While it may seem like a stretch to call this “good news,” people do seem to be getting more realistic about if and when they’ll be able to retire.

Avoid These Career-Killing E-Mail Gaffes (CBS MoneyWatch).  An important way to stand out at work: watch your e-mail etiquette.

The Scary Consequences of a Lost Smartphone (Main Street).  What steps have you taken to protect your phone?

And from the blogosphere…

Creating the Ultimate Resume – 34 Epic Tips (Cash Money Life).  Exhaustive, helpful list of ideas for writing a great resume.

Cheap Ways to Keep Fit and Stay Healthy (The Digerati Life).  I like the fact that these ideas emphasize simple living.  Apparently, it’s something lots of us long for since this simplicity article was my most-shared post of 2011.

The Fear of Missing Out (Get Rich Slowly).  Great post that explains a lot about why we often overspend.

Co-Signing a Loan Can Ruin Your Credit and Your Life (Five Cent Nickel).  Some good words of warning that reinforce the biblical counsel not to co-sign.

6 Great Teachable Moments to Share With Your Kids (Wise Bread).  Teaching our kids about money doesn’t have to be a compartmentalized activity.  In fact, the best lessons occur through the course of daily living.

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Categories: Credit/Debt, Miscellaneous, Saving/Investing, Teaching Kids

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