I’ll keep it short today as I’m feeling a little…blah. You know, the stage before you feel sick, but you just feel a little off. I hope you’ll forgive me as I call it a day with the following favorites from the web. I’m off to catch up on some rest!
The Fab Five
Do You Plan to Leave Anything Behind? An interesting discussion here. Some popular personal finance gurus have made it known that they plan to leave nothing to their kids. Most of their rationale is based on the fact they were self-made millionaires (or billionaires), and they expect the same drive from their children. I tend to take a softer approach, and would like to leave something to my kids as a legacy for them to build from. (@ Million Dollar Journey)
Do You Haggle? How to Negotiate A Price. I confess: I’m horrible at haggling. I’m the guy at yard sales that pays sticker price for whatever the item is. I just hate to bicker over price. Of course, I recognize this weakness means I occasional overpay for items. Maybe this article will help! (@ The Digerati Life)
Solar Energy Tax Credit: Will You Install Solar Panels? I recently wrote about my wishes to live off the grid, or at least less on the grid than we are now. The boost to the solar energy tax credit makes the idea of installing solar panels even more attractive. (@ My Dollar Plan)
Should Teenagers Be Able To Have Credit Cards? I have mixed feelings about this one. The article refers to those ages 18-20, who now have access to credit cards, but that access would be restricted if new legislation is passed. As Trent points out, some 20 year-olds have their head on straight and are capable of handling a credit card. Others, not so much. (@ The Simple Dollar)
40 Ways to Go Greener at Home (Besides Just Recycling). Lots of actionable, simple ideas here for greening up our lives. Imagine if all of us just implemented a handful of these tips. (@ Simple Mom)
The Best of the Rest
Site of the Week
41 Questions. 1 Personality. Reminds me of those old Myers-Briggs personality tests from my college psychology classes, with a more high-tech spin, of course. Want to view my results? Interesting, it said I should be a writer.