I haven't done a Weekender for some time, sorry about that! I had been polishing up the video card I've been working on, which I'm happy to say is in very usable shape (if you are inclined to build one, that is, not buy one). For you technical folks, here is a link.
Otherwise, let's highlight some good pieces!
- Our friend Sandi Martin shares some embarrassingly common (in a bad way) advice she hears parroted by some financial advisors.
- Ben Carlsen at A Wealth of Common Sense discusses Value Averaging as an alternative to lump sum investing.
- At Free By 50, a comparison of our current spending ratios to spending ratios in the 1950s. Very interesting!
- Nelson at Financial Uproar has some bad news: your opinion of yourself is almost certainly inflated. (But what about my opinion about how humble I am?!?)
- S.S.S. has got an interesting piece on organized minimalism, (which makes me want to purge a bit!).
- At Cashville Skyline, Kate wonders why there is so much obsession with frugality and minimalism - but aggregate savings rates seem to have gotten worse since the recession.
- We know a bit more of the story than Political Calculations did early this week, but their tracking of companies cutting dividends is always an interesting read.
- Oh no! The tooth fairy is becoming more and more stingy!