Aug 8th – Aug 14th
Welcome to another edition of The Friday Five. This is where I share what I consider 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 Your Credit Score Might Go Up Soon and on How to Invest $1000 or Less. Please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Google+, and like Million Dollar Ninja on Facebook.
In no particular order here are The Friday Five
1. Kali Hawlk at Your Personal Finance Pro writes, 8 Great Digital Tools for Personal Finance. A great list that could help you on your personal finance endeavors.
2. Stefanie at See Debt Run writes, It Pays To Be Nice. A great write-up on how we should all strive to be better people.
3. E.M. at Journey to Saving writes, Don’t Let Perfect Be The Enemy of Good. This is for all the perfectionist out there who feel like nothing they do is good enough.
4. Kassandra at More Than Just Money writes, Is Your Spare Room Costing You? Kassandra couldn’t decide between a one bedroom or getting a two bedroom apartment to have a spare room for guests. The calculator helped her decide.
5. Shannon Ryan is at it again, but this time she was a guest at Luke 1428. 4 Guiding Money Principles That Every Child (and Adult) Must Learn. If I knew these when I was younger I wouldn’t have gotten myself into a financial mess.
Please check out all these great articles. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Some People Are Jerks
By know we have all heard the tragic news that Robin Williams committed suicide. This news was shocking to a lot of people, myself included, because Robin Williams seemed like the happiest person in the world. All he wanted to do was make people laugh all the time.
Robin Williams was always on. He was full of energy and laughter and life… at least on the outside.
We also came to find out that he was suffering from depression and was not really as happy as we thought he was.
Our hearts and deepest sympathy should be going out to his family who adored him, as any family should. Regardless of fame or fortune, we all feel sad about his death because he was a human being.
A couple of days ago I read that Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, was driven off twitter because of a couple of complete jerks that were sending her nasty messages and Photoshopped pictures of her dad. Are you effing serious? You’re going to harass a person that’s grieving the death of her father? WTF is wrong with people?
We all know that twitter and the internet is full of immature little jerks that have nothing better to do than to be trolls, but I also read about so called news people also being jerks.
New York’s own Daily News decided it was a good idea to put a picture of Robin Williams with the headline “HANGED.” Really Daily News, really? I know the internet is killing you and you need to do something to sell newspapers, but really?
Luckily Alan Scherstuhl of the Village Voice and who apparently has a heart, re-edited the Daily News’ cover.
And let me not get started on Rush Limbaugh, who just has so much hate in his soul. Limaugh, because he’s an asshole, somehow linked Robin Williams’ death to him being a liberal.
Why are some people such jerks? Why can’t they let Robin’s family grieve his death in peace?
I know this has nothing to do with personal finance, but it upsets me to know that there’s so much hate and lack of compassion in this world.
I mean, this is really nothing compared to all the other travesty that’s happening around the world, but it is still upsetting.
The good thing is that there are good people in the world too. We just got back from a free concert of Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, and all of their songs have the message of loving one another, celebrating each other, and all kinds of positivity.
Let’s just hope that love will outweigh the hatefulness.
[Photo Credit: EWN]