Cool Stuff Around the Web #2

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Each Saturday I’ll be sharing some great articles from other sites on personal finance, investing, parenting, and whatever else interested me throughout the week. I think you’ll enjoy these as much as I did.

One quick note before you get to the goods. The 4th annual Plutus awards are open for voting and I would greatly appreciate your support. If you’ve enjoyed reading my blog, please head on over and vote for Mom and Dad Money for best new personal finance blog.

Thanks a lot and have a great weekend!

Featured article

Over at Stacking Benjamins, Joe answers a reader who asks how someone with nothing but ambition can get the attention of successful people who can help them get ahead. Joe’s response? Ask for time, not money. Connections are the name of the game here, and successful people are likely to be stingy with their money but generous with their time and advice. This is really invaluable advice for anyone interested in improving their situation, no matter what you’ve accomplished to this point.

Other articles I think you’ll like

Michael Kitces: Interesting post on how a simple re-wording can significantly change out attitudes toward something. In this case, you can make the argument that the typical 4% “safe withdrawal rate” for retirement is too conservative simply because of a mis-labeling of risk.

Thrift Genuity: Practical, immediately useful advice on how to list your rental property yourself.

Living Rich Cheaply: Andrew shares his personal experience trying to pick stocks and mutual funds. It’s a great example of how someone learned through experience that index investing is the way to go.

Club Thrifty: Holly shares some honest thoughts about some of the difficulties involved with being a landlord.

Economag: If you haven’t checked this site out yet, please do. It’s great. Here, Laurie gives some incredibly valuable advice on teaching your kids about money. Definitely a must-read.

Thanks to these carnivals for including me along with some other great posts!

Carnival of Financial Planning
Carnival of Financial Independence
Yakezie Carnival
Carnival of Wealth
Tortoise Banker Carnival
Aspiring Blogger Personal Finance Carnival
Lifestyle Carnival
Stock Carnival Ecstasy
Carnival of Retirement
Color of the Money Carnival

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Matt is a fee-only financial planner dedicated to helping new parents build happy families by making money simple. His free time is spent building block towers and jumping on beds with his two awesome boys. If you want to learn more, you can go here.

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  • Your Daily Finance

    NIce list of reads Matt! Really nice photo what location is that? Hope you and the family have a great weekend!

    • http://momanddadmoney.com/ Matt @ momanddadmoney

      Thanks Thomas. That’s the view from the rental house we stayed in on a vacation we took last summer to Port St. Joe in Florida with my wife’s family. Really beautiful, peaceful place.

  • http://www.livingrichcheaply.com/ Andrew

    Thanks for the mention Matt. Your site is definitely deserving of the award. Have a great weekend!

  • Holly Johnson

    Thanks for mentioning my post! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • AvgJoeMoney

    Hey, thanks for featuring my piece! Life has been very, very full with my big transition going on right now. Kitces is a great catch. It’s one of my favorite blogs.

    • http://momanddadmoney.com/ Matt @ momanddadmoney

      No problem. I always find something interesting with Kitces. It’s pretty amazing how regularly he comes up with something truly original to say.