Personal Finance Review – Yardwork Sucks Edition

August 19, 2007

I’ve never been a big fan of cutting the lawn, nothing productive comes of it.  You mow the grass, it grows up again, repeat 50 million times until you die or install crushed rock instead. 

I see mowing the lawn as a nuisance.  You’re not creating anything of value; the only good thing that comes of it is some time to think. Other than that it’s wasted energy.  Just think of all the hours of productivity that are lost each year in this country because of the time we spend cutting the stupid grass.

I had a contractor friend from India a few years ago that just laughed at me.  He said, “You Americans spend so much time and money getting your grass to grow tall and green and then you just have to go out and cut it again.”  I agree with him 100%, if I didn’t have to mow the grass, just think how many more money articles I could read each week : )  Here are some personal finance posts I did get a chance to read this week:

12 Things I Will Never Spend A Dime On @ Money, Matter, & More followed by Five Things I Will Spend My Dimes On @ Lazy Man & Money

Profit From The Weak U.S. Dollar With Currency Plays And Other Strategies @ The Digerati Life

-In case you hadn’t noticed, the martket hasn’t been doing so hot lately.  Not sure what to do?  Read these posts first, Finding the “Winner” in Market Turmoil @ Suns Financial Diary, The Dow is Falling Through Support Levels: Is the Worst Yet to Come? @ Generation X Finance, and Now’s a GREAT Time to Invest @ Free Money Finance

10 Reasons Credit, Debt and You Should Be BFF @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

Money and Happiness @ Five Cent Nickel. Turns out, money can make you happy!

Making money with an eBay Store, Part 3: Starting and minding your business @ Mighty Bargain Hunter

-Some more tips for a volatile market Stock Markets Got You Stressed? Here’s A Calming Chart For You and Basic Investing In A Down Market (Or Any Time You Feel Nervous) @ The Simple Dollar

– Moneyning tells offers a tip for Detecting a Phishing Email & how to get a Free Copy of Microsoft Money Deluxe


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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