I amÂ happyÂ it’s the weekend.Â This week was a bit long.Â Â One of my good friends of over 20 years lost his mom this week.Â Â It was very unexpected, she was only in her late 50’s.Â I have the honor of being aÂ pall-bearerÂ at her funeral.Â Â It is going to be a tough day though.Â I can only say that it helps knowing she’s in a better place with the Lord.Â
I hope everyoneÂ has a great week, and I hope IÂ wasnt too much of aÂ Debbie downer.
Here are a few of my favorite posts for the week.Â
Should I Sell My Wife’s Wedding Ring at Work Save LiveÂ – Wait untilÂ his wife reads that post!
Is A Business Degree A Waste at Making Sense of CentsÂ – I read the article that she’s talking about, and I am glad to hear it isn’t true.
My First Childhood Exposure To Gambling at Modest Money
Worst Money Advice Ever at Step Away From The Mall
3 Deadly Traits of Indecision at Street Smart Finance
Start Off On The Right Foot at Add Vodka
Prepare For High Inflation at On Target Coach
My favorite headlines from the week
-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Google’s stock split raises questionsÂ – I was quite surprised to read that Google is planning to split its stock.Â They are doing this to preserve theÂ % of voting shares ofÂ the owners.Â The new shares that Google will have won’t be voting shares, and will have a separate ticker.Â These tech guys don’t like people telling them how to run their companiesÂ I guess.Â Â
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Â Savings Update
I figure the best way to commit to savingÂ is by posting a monthly update of my savings contribution.Â That way all of you canÂ give me a hard time if the balance isnâ€™t growing as expected.Â Thanks in advance for the support! I accept all types of encouragement ranging from insults, bullying, and digs in order to meet my savings goal.Â
Monthly Contribution Goal: $500
Actual Contribution: $