Blog Post of the Week! by Financial Conflict Coach
I dig this quote:
“If I don’t do what I need to do to win, I won’t win, no matter who is on the other side of the net.” – Andre Agassi
I motivate myself by repeating mantras out loud. I’m not sure if it’s early-onset dementia or the fact that I work at home alone all day. If someone snuck in…a robber or someone…they’d surely think two people were here because I’m always happily chatting away with myself.
It’s awesome. I never argue.
Many of the truism and quotes I like I’ve imagined people must have said.
In fact, some of them I’ve tried to look up and found them to be not-quite-accurately-attributed but still 100 percent relevant:
I don’t tell lies because I don’t have a good enough memory – Mark Twain (not quite…closer to something Abe Lincoln said, but doesn’t it sound like Twain?)
…and this one:
I’ve failed more often than the average person has tried – Donald Trump (supposedly I read this somewhere and have been quoting it for years…well before the Donald decided to get involved with birth records and reality television…can’t find proof anywhere he said this, but I believe he did).
…and because I usually get a little agitated when up against things I don’t understand:
Feel the fear and do it anyway. – Nike’s marketing machine
What are some of your favorite quotes?
The Almost-Prestigious Award Presentation
I’m sure if my title above hadn’t already given away the winner, you’d have goose-bumps by now. Who is it, Joe? Did I win?
You won if your name was Financial Conflict Coach.
This week’s quote should be “new guy gets it done!” because a new-to-me blog called Financial Conflict Coach has written a piece I’ve fallen in love with entitled: What’s the Best Financial Advice I Can Give?
Why does it win? If you’ve ever tried to advise anyone about anything, you’ll love this post. It’s full of helpful insights about personalities, ego and the magic of the right presentation.
Financial Conflict Coach, we’ll now bestow upon you the soon-to-be-esteemed award:
You may print off this page and post it on your refrigerator.
8 Other Blogs You Should Be Reading But Probably Forgot So I’ll Remind You
If I had a runner up category (imagine winning “the soon-to-be-esteemed runner-up blog post of the week! award.” Wow!), it would go to Daisy at Add Vodka, for her post: Vancouver Personal Finance. It reminds me that although there are some universal truths to financial planning, there are also some regional rules as well. It also reminds me that B.C. doesn’t stand for British Columbia, but for “Bring Cash.” Good stuff.
Let’s talk tea. I’ve always liked the idea of drinking tea. It seems civilized and healthy. Our friend Dr. Dean at The Millionaire Nurse blog talks about how tea is good for you and your pocket book in Coffee or Tea?
Our friend Christa at MomVesting brings us Rolling Credit Card Balances: Positive or Negative? I’ve been meaning to tackle this topic and apparently great minds think alike. If you want to know what I was thinking, check out Christa’s post.
Jason at Work, Save, Live I’m happy I’ve gotten to know a little….he’s in a rag-tag group of high energy bloggers we call the “Stragglers.” His work ethic I wish I could bottle. Whenever I go anywhere online, Jason has already arrived and left a thoughtful comment. He’s written another good post for anyone in the market for a new-to-you auto – Should You Buy a Car Through Car Max? OG is looking for a car right now and read it with enthusiasm, as did I.
The latest awesomeness out of American Debt Project is LAUSD: The Best Way For Our Students to Thrive is in a Completely Non-Challenging Environment. If you’ve never seen the documentary Waiting for Superman, read this post, then go watch the film. The combo will give you ulcers.
At Finance Product Reviews SB has another thorough review. This time is target is Everbank Review: A Bank Which Pledges Yield. Check out the post for his rating and info on the bank.
Cult of Money channels Yoda in There is No Try. Stop whining about your life and read this. Karl is going to be the next football coach at Notre Dame with this speech, I’m sure.
And to round out the week, how about this one: Do you have children? Ever lose a check? Try out Len Penzo’s story – When is Not Stopping Payment on a Check Worth the Risk? As a father of twin 16 year olds, this post hit too close to home.
A Few Random Notes to End the Week Without A Flourish
Like us on Facebook! Please! For the love of everything…Dr. Dean wants to get to something like 1,000 people, but I’d love to have a meager 25! Here’s the convenient link! Go now!
Here’s what’s been going on behind the wizard’s curtain, minions:
We’ve made the site more compatible with the iPad and mobile phones. If you’re reading this on your device, you are most welcome. We aim to please. I love the look and hope you do as well.
For our subscribers (not feed subscribers, but newsletter subscribers)…you’ll notice that we’ve been very, very quiet lately. That’s because, frankly, this blog is only seven months old and we’re still wondering who the hell stuck us with this job! (I live to crack myself up….and that did it.) Everything that we’ve done to this point on the blog theOtherGuy and I have rethought and retooled since our brilliant idea to bring financial planning to the interwebs.
“What To Do With The Subscriber List” is a hot topic for us now, and we’re happy to announce our decision:
Ladies and Gents, I’m introducing our “diary.”
To explain what the Diary is, there are two types of people who visit a site like this:
- the person who is looking for “Free Financial Advice” (imagine that….)
- those who like the community we’re working hard to build with our new friends here.
The Diary is for the second group. We’d like to talk about our trials blogging…what we’re thinking about the community…more in-depth thoughts on financial topics….how we ran into another wall this week…our crazy home life stories….We have hundreds of ideas on those topics daily, but many don’t fit the scope of our site. We can either change the site or continue to build. We’re choosing option #2.
We’ll be rolling out the “Diary” (or whatever we name it) in the next couple of weeks. We’ll retire the current insider view of financial planning offices. If you want that piece, subscribe now. If you are a subscriber now and don’t want our thoughts, then unsubscribe when we send out the notice about the change.
We have two other “big” additions coming to the site, but one isn’t until September and the other is probably over a year away. Sorry to hint, but I can’t go into detail yet. Just keep coming back and we’ll share more when we can.
To use Karl at Cult of Money’s words, those long range goals are at “try” stage. There is only “do” so until we can start it and continue successfully, we won’t announce specifics.
Have a great big wonderful weekend!
(photo credit: Mark Twain: inkknife_2000, Flickr;
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