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
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: $