As I told you last week, we drove to my parents’ place on Sunday for our Christmas break. Since then, we’ve been:
- spending time with family
- hanging out with friends
- reading (I’m working on Gulp by Mary Roach, but I have two more books to get to after that!)
- watching movies (47 Ronin and Elysium, and some older ones) and Modern Family
- helping my mom with some of her errands
One of the errands we helped with was taking, touching up, and printing our family’s Christmas photo (sent out post-Christmas). Here’s the photo of my brother, my mom, my dad, my sister, me, and Kyle (with no Photoshopping).
We have not been working at all. Sometimes I even go a whole day without thinking about work! That might not last too much longer. I also want to be writing blog posts to get a few in my queue but I haven’t been, though I have plenty of ideas. It’s been difficult to tear myself away from the TV, actually. And I’m spending a lot more time cooking/eating than I do in my own home because when I batch-cook it disappears within a day! I also wanted to spend some time considering a couple new websites I might start, but haven’t done that either. I think a staycation would have been much more productive, hobbies-wise!
We still have a few more days of break and then we’re going to a wedding on the 1st and then heading back to Durham.
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Matt Becker from Mom and Dad Money included The Thinking Person’s Guide to Dave Ramsey: Realistic Wealth Building in his Cool Stuff Around the Web #20.
While the other commenters were shocked by Dave Ramsey’s investing advice, Richard stepped in to explain how it is consistent with the rest of Dave Ramsey’s money philosophy: “I think you glossed over perhaps his most important piece of wisdom: that having the freedom to go off-plan and pick from the ETF buffet encourages people to buy and sell and shop around for the best investments. DR would rather you not think about it, because picking investments is on the slippery slope to market timing. This seems entirely consistent with his debt snowball versus avalanche preference — favoring not-screwing-up over maximizing-efficiency… This advice is also consistent with his mantra that your income is your most powerful wealth building tool — he would rather people focus on increasing wage based income than chasing high returns in the stock market.”
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