Uncommon Money News (Round Up): RIP Stephen Covey Edition
|July 20, 2012||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Round Up|
By: Roshawn Watson
As many of you already know, beloved author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey died earlier this week. He has been a tremendous influence on countless businesses and an undisputed thought-leader in personal development. He was a true change agent. I send my condolences to his family and friends.
I wanted to send a special thank you to my subscribers, followers, and readers. Thanks for commenting on, RT, FB liking, Google 1+, and sharing my articles. Also, thanks to all of the blogs and other websites that have recently linked to articles here in their round ups, interviewed me (Susanne Crammer of Care One), wrote articles about this site (and here), or have simply cited one of my articles. Your support is totally invaluable, and I couldn’t do it without you. #muchlove
The prolific and always thoughtful Chris Brogan offers some food for thought for writers and publishers with his short article “Become a Dream Feeder”
Trent (The Simple Dollar) provides some wise thoughts on “Buying Less House Than You Can Afford.” Considering that housing is typically the number 1 household expense, I would consider this an important topic. Speaking of purchasing homes, I also checked out “7 Common Mistakes of First-time Home Buyers” at Money Crashers too.
Marc (Marc and Angel) provides “10 Timeless Lessons from a Life Well Lived.”
Although I haven’t written about the impact of political policies on economics for a while, here’s an interesting read “Millionaire taxes hurt the masses, from Newark to Paris” (CNN Money)
His remarkable journey to retire by 40 has become a reality! Congrats Joe on turning in your 2 week notice!
Portfolio manager Barbara Friedberg returns to her investing roots with “Are Bonds Safer Than Stocks”
Bravo to Jefferson (See Debt Run) on his recent success with his”Weight Loss Program.” As someone who lost 40 pounds in 10 weeks, I know it can be done, but it is certainly not easy. I will be sharing more about this early next year.
Earlier, I shared Money Conflict Coach’s article that was inspired by “Stolen Life,” which is about how some opportunities were “promised” to Generation Y that don’t seem to be panning out as expected. In keeping with that theme, JW (All Things Finance) provided this “Student Loan Infographic,” which can be helpful if you want to appreciate the scope of the problem on a macro level.
Matt Bell’s (Sound Mind Investing) article, “How To Fight Fair About Money,” also struck a nerve, as I thought the point was to not fight at all. Read his thoughtful article and tell me what you think.
Here’s a list of carnivals that I have recently participated in:
Totally Money Carnival
Totally Money Carnival: TV Edition (The American Debt Project)
Totally Money Carnival: Round Up Edition (Mortgage By Mark) Editor’s Pick
Totally Money Carnival (Personal Dividends)
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie # 38 (My University Money)