Trent over at the Simple Dollar has one of the best posts he's ever done:
The ten most important things he's learned from life -- and finances.
These are really quite amazing, including:
The more time you spend improving and educating yourself, the better off you will be.
Blaming others for your problems is a dead-end road. It may be fun. It may even be true in part. But it's not going to get you anywhere.
And maybe my favorite: The single most important part of finance is truly knowing yourself.
Always spend less than you earn. (JD at Get Rich Slowly posits this, and I think he's right.)
Save a little every week -- even if it's only a dollar or so.
You weren't put on this earth to have it cater to you. We're here for a reason.
Big piles of snow are in the middle of the roads downtown, and people gingerly drive through the narrow lanes created. The sun is shining hard, in spite of the chilly air, and you can literally see the snow steaming down. We're supposed to be in the 60s next week, which should take care of the rest.
Now back to that sinkful of dirty dishes...have a great weekend.
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