&%*^$#@! book! Well much to regret I will have to push off the book launch of Free at 45, until March 28, 2011 (yes a full month delay). Why? It’s a long story but in summary I just won’t be fully ready by the end of this month, and I can see some other issues on the horizon so to account for other potential delays I’m pushing it back. Yet as a reader of this blog I will be giving you all an option to get the book first, so keep reading and I will have instructions on get a pre-publication copy in March. Now onto the links.
The Task Force on Financial Literacy finished up its work and provided a very typical government study that suggests some vague goals on why we all seem to be clueless on money. Rob Carrick meanwhile suggested in this article if you made our financial costs a little bit more transparent we might actually care about them. Which I agree with, I also think the Task Force reports lacks some focus on two major issues: 1) the education curriculum is already too big, so adding to it won’t help anyone and 2) they don’t address that well just how key motivation is to learning something. If you don’t care about it, you won’t learn about it.
Meanwhile over at Walletpop.ca apparently Canadians are also energy illiterate, which I know from experience is true. I didn’t even really get how the power grid works until I started working for a company that runs one. Now don’t you feel smart today with all the things we are suppose to know? *grin*
Over at Moneyville.ca Krystal included me on her list of favorite bloggers. Actually looking at the list I feel humble to be in such good company. So thanks for including me!
A very honest article from JD Roth over at Get Rich Slowly on Confessions of a Spendaholic. Since I actually know a few recovering alcoholics the similarities are striking.
Read about how The Financial Blogger turned down $250K/year and why he did it (which I do get).
Also of interest was this article over as Squawkfox on breaking up with the cable company. Mmm, I am getting ideas, but I think my wife will say ‘No’.
Oh, and if you want to do your taxes for free go enter this contest over at Million Dollar Journey.