Great Attributes Round Up
|December 14, 2011||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Uncategorized|
By: Roshawn Watson
It’s been a few weeks since I have done a round up. Here are some uncommon articles and carnivals that I have participated in. Interestingly, two of these 11 articles were written in direct response to content published here.
Thanks to all of my readers, subscribers to this site, and followers on twitter. I also thank the sites that have featured posts from here in their round ups and those that accepted my three guest posts last month. To be perfectly honest, I’m overwhelmed by your faithful support and appreciate all of you so much. Thanks for helping me champion financial literacy!
Uncommon Round Up
1. Trent from The Simple Dollar wrote a nice article on the seven attributes that matters. The premise is that great people share common characteristics. This is interesting to me because one of the things that I appreciate about great people is that they typically are different! They often march to a different beat. This would fall in line with Trent’s observations that great people have Self-Belief and are Self-Reliant.
Reader Question: What qualities do you think make someone great?
2. Amanda Morrall wrote about 5 money themed mistakes. Financial mistakes have been a recurring theme of mine lately. I’m convinced that failure is only temporal. Don’t discount your future based on past mistakes, but do learn from them. One example that she gives is particularly concerning to me. My next post is also on a similar topic.
Two Fabulous Readers Wrote Posts Responding to Articles Published Here
3. When the Former Banker read my post entitled Too Frugal For Your Own Good, he was all ready to set me straight. However, as he read the post, he found that we agreed more than we disagreed. Read his passionate response here.
4. In response to one of my post entitled Young People are Avoiding Investing Their Money in Record Numbers, Kevin from Invest It Wisely wrote an interesting article about his own financial education. His post is: I Didn’t Know Squat About Finances When I Was In College.
Other Interesting Reads
5. Money Cone asked a provocative question: “If you are happy with your big bank, should you still switch to a credit union?” The old saying is: “if it isn’t broke, then don’t fix it.” Will you feel like your big bank is “broken” after reading this post?
6. “When is there a right time to do the wrong thing?” That was the question that Andrew (101 centavos) once asked a potential candidate for employment. I found the examples used in this career tip post insightful.
7. Does $150,000 per year or $1,000,000 net worth make you rich? I don’t think so. Neo from Net Worth Protect intentionally stirs the pot with this post regarding recent Gallup poll findings.
8. Many people agree that real estate is a great long-term investment, particularly if you are receiving passive income (i.e., you are a landlord). Miranda (at Free From Broke) asks a very relevant question though: Are You Cut Out To Be A Landlord?
9. If you decide to become a landlord or a business owner, one important skill needed is knowing how to read financial statements and basic ratios. Otherwise, how can you really say you understand your solvency, cash flow, cost of goods sold, etc. Betty Kincaid highlights a cautionary tale of a young baker who lacked those very fundamentals and decided to offer a Groupon deal. It wasn’t pretty.
10. Emily Starbuck Gerson wrote about how successful women she knows have trouble finding men who are not intimidated by their money, beauty, and brains. Thanks for the link!
11. (bonus) Suzanne highlighted the 3 S’s of the holidays: spending, splurging, and stress. Since I just wrote on decreasing financial stress last week, there was a natural connection with the content. Thanks also for the link.
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