June 06th – June 12th
The Friday Five is a new series where I share what I consider are the week’s top-five money related articles from around the web. There are a lot of great personal finance websites publishing amazing content daily and I feel that I must share them with you. I hope you enjoy my five favorite articles of the week.
If you haven’t, please read this week’s posts on Cool Gifts for Dad and also check out my guest post at CNA Finance on How Haggling Saved Me $1,200. Please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and like Million Dollar Ninja on Facebook.
In no particular order here are The Friday Five
1. Jessica Moorhouse at Mo’ Money, Mo’ Houses writes, Plan to Retire? Then Stop Giving Your Kids Money! Some kids are leeches – yes, I said it – and think that mom and dad are an ATM, but it’s the parents that need to put a stop to that.
2. Will Lipovsky at First Quarter Finance writes, Become Frugal With 1 Trick. Becoming frugal and saving money is not hard if we changed our thinking about possessions.
3. Rich Uncle EL at Money Watch 101 writes, Emergency Fund Heck Yeah. Yet another example of why emergency funds are important. Let’s just say EL is not Michael Jordan.
4. Michelle S. at Making Sense of Cents writes, The 5 Best Financial Tips We Received As Newlyweds. Great financial tips that work for anybody – newlyweds, oldie-weds, not-yet-weds, and by-myself-weds.
5. Lauren at The Write Budget writes, How to Build Credit from Scratch. These are great tips for people who move to the U.S. and have no credit history and also for young people that are looking to establish credit.
Please check out all these great articles and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Anyways, it is Friday the 13th!!! OooooOOoooh I’m not superstitious at all so today only means that it’s Friday and I don’t have to work tomorrow.
Talking about work, I almost didn’t have time to write this post because I’ve been extremely busy at work this week – yes some of us still have to work a 9-5. But the good thing is that my views of this job has changed a bit. I used to see it a never ending prison term – I now see it as a temporary sentence.
I actually like my job. I really like my supervisor because he always has my back and treats me like I’m an actual human being, but he’s not the boss-boss. He has no say in how much I get paid and I deserve to be paid more – way more.
He’s trying to get me more money, but those decisions are made way above his pay grade. Nothing against him or my group but I need to make some moves so I can get paid what I’m worth.
But until then, I’ll just enjoy the Wold Cup. I watch zero soccer (football) games during the year, but the World Cup is different.
Happy Friday and Happy Father’s Day!
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