For those of you who celebrate the Lunar New Year. Happy Lunar New Year! For those who are football fans, I’m sure you’re looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday. I’m a New York Giants fan so I don’t really have a rooting interest in this game. I like Peyton Manning and it would be nice for him to get another ring, as many criticize him for “only” winning one. However, I also like Seattle, since I have family there and my father lived there for a while. Russell Wilson seems like a cool guy, and the Seahawks did kind of get robbed by officials against the Steelers back in Super Bowl XL. If you don’t have a television, you can still watch it free online. If you’re not watching, Kim from Eyes on the Dollar has a list of other things you can do instead.
If I get the chance, I might try to check out the Super Bowl festivities in the city. Any other New Yorkers check it out? How was it? Who are you rooting for?
Cool Stuff Online
A while back, I read a Yahoo article about a family “living off the grid” in the middle of a desert. They built thier own home and live off the land. They use natural resources like the sun and wind power, they have a farm, and oh…they also have a blog. It’s a pretty interesting story.
And in other news, even the Royal Family needs to budget and live within their means.
From the Blogosphere
It is unfortunate that it takes a sad event such as a health scare or a death of a loved one to reflect on what is truly important in life. Check out this thought provoking article from Ryan who blogs at Impersonal Finance entitled What Will Be Your Legacy?. Here is an excerpt:
“People are what’s important. Bank accounts won’t remember you- people will. So, if your goal is to obtain financial independence (like me), take a minute to think about what you’re going to do with it. How are you going to leave this world a better place than you found it?”
Loved that part!
One way to leave a lasting legacy is through your children and of course, family is the most important at the end of the day. I’d hope that I can impart my financial wisdom on them, and I love reading Shannon’s blog, The Heavy Purse who is a great resource if you want to learn to raise financially confident children.
I’ve been contemplating my anonymity on my blog, and would feel a little awkward if people I knew read my posts. I try not impart my financial opinions on others, though it is sometimes very hard to refrain from doing so. I will, however, give my thoughts if asked, or if it involves some technical issues such as helping someone understand tax benefits of the 401k, IRA or other related issues. That’s why I like blogging, because I get to speak my mind. Anna from Are Ya Gonna Eat That? posted Discussing Personal Finance IRL recently…IRL means “in real life, and yes I had to google that! It’s an interesting discussion as to having personal finance discussions with people outside of the blogosphere. Also check out the comments to see what others do.
Mr. 1500 who blogs at 1500 Days to Freedom did discuss personal finances IRL, with his sister and it was quite interesting. Read his post Thursday Rant: Escalade Edition. Definitely check out his flowchart!
Finally, K.K who blogs at Student Debt Survivor, listed 15 tips just in case of a natural disaster. I mean you just never know sometimes. Who knew a hurricane would hit the NYC metro area? Who knew 3 inches of snow would paralyze the city of Atlanta and make it look like a scene out of The Walking Dead?