Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pam's Picks: Learning from Grandparents, Ourselves and the Super Rich

What an amazing week!  I have such a long list of fabulous articles and blog posts that let's just jump right in...

Cheapchic shared on her thoughts on 5 money lessons we can learn from Grandpa and Grandma.  I found myself nodding along as I read her list of five pieces of practical advice, from avoiding debt to buying experiences instead of things.

Andrea at Nickel by Nickel gives her former self advice in 10 things I wish I could tell my 16 year old self about money.  She would give herself some excellent pointers on bank fees, credit cards, buying a home, etc.  Now if we can just figure out a way to get those 16 year olds to listen!

Kathryn Scarecrow on The Globe and Mail shares what the middle class can learn from the mistakes of the super rich.  Is greater wealth synonymous with greater happiness?  Find out why we shouldn't give our kids everything.

Other great reads:  Teens Should Learn About Personal Finance from Parents, Teachers
Your Finances Simplified:  Get Your Children Off to the Best Financial Start
Well Heeled Blog:  Zooey Deschanel:  Responsible Celebrity Spender
Keith Maderer:  I Love My Kids, But I Never Got Around to Saving for their College...
Aaron Hung:  Love the Life You're Living
Young Adult Finances:  Money Mistakes and Smart Money Decisions that I Made in College
Thousandaire:  How to Pay Off a Student Loan
Money Talks Coaching:  Your Money is Like an Unruly Child
Little House in the Valley:  Steal Some Cash with Mind Bending Tricks
So Over Debt:  How Much is $20?
Kate Rogers on Fox Business:  How to Teach Your Kids to Borrow Safely
Girls Just Wanna Have Funds:  Is Graduate School Worth It?  6 Things to Consider...
My Multiple Streams:  I Have a Split Personality Disorder
NetWorth Protect:  Road to Financial Freedom, Take Vacations and Spend Money
Thirty Six Months:  What is an Entrepreneur?
Money Cactus:  Why Your Actions Make You Poor
World of Finance:  What is Personal Finance?
The Money Principle:  What are Your Words for the Year?

Thanks for including us...
Married with Debt included our post about 20 fun, indoor activities in his Best Personal Finance Writing Week 4.
The Amateur Financier hosted the Carnival of Financial Planning and included Part One of our Teaching Kids about Money Series.
My Multiple Streams included our post on money books for kids in Weekend Weekly Wrap Up #16