For my regular readers, I am so lazy swamped over the holidays that I am taking some time off and putting up a “Best of” anthology until the New Year (January 4th to be exact). Enjoy two Best of posts a day over the Holidays and have yourself a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Todays posts are actually an original post and then a response that I had on the basis of an odd comment that I got, on Advice for New Graduates from University. Too many times kids want to live their parents lifestyles right away and that is a BIG problem with their new lifestyles. Oh and some really good advice for all of us is thrown in as a special extra.
Advice for New Grads (2009/03/25)
I got called by Insight Magazine to give some advice to new grads on what they should be doing about their finances, and I gave some answers to the interviewer, but as usual, I am not sure I was very clear or eloquent, so now I will attempt to be more clear to those that might read the article coming up….
That’s So Obvious (2009/03/30)
I got a comment last week in response to my New Grad’s Advice saying that my advice was ok, but blatantly obvious. I don’t disagree that what I wrote was pretty much “common sense” however, stating that any advice is obvious is a naive view of the world…..
Always Buy the First Round (2009/03/23)
My wife told me about her weekend and she mentioned what she thought was an innocuous story about buying a “round” of coffees for a group of parents and how she didn’t have to buy coffee for the rest of the weekend (everyone else kept buying “the round”), and it reminded me of some of the best advice I ever received…….