One of my new favorite web sites is a site called Bro Tips, which has short “manly” comments (where “manly” is really a cover for straight common sense, it really isn’t gender specific). For a while I read it and thought it was more of a “testosterone laced” humor site, but actually it does seem to have some very sound manly money comments.
Every once in a while they have a reference to money, and they had another good one last week:
Seems pretty sensible to me, and not really a gender specific statement either, just a simple statement about why you should live with your decisions and stop complaining (isn’t it)? I have heard women say this to each other as well, but it sounds a lot like fatherly advice or brotherly advice.
Here is another simple one, that is a good piece of advice:
I’ll extend that one to if someone gives your kid a lift to an event, buy them a coffee (at least) or drive their kids the next time. Someone does you a favour, you don’t have to gush and overplay things, but you should at least recognize that someone is helping you out.
Be a financial “Bro“, you all know what the right decisions are, just do them (and don’t act like you should get a reward for it, doing the right thing’s biggest reward is, you did the right thing). If you hear of someone being convinced to buy a Vodka Hedge fund, step in and at least ask why they think this is a good idea.