Sunday Round-up for April 10, 2011

I don't know about everyone else, but I must say that I have definitely been keeping up with the news about the potential government shut down. Yet, in the midst of everything, there comes a point when we have to remember that life does go on. Over the last week, I spent some time reading your blogs, planting some roses, and just enjoying the beautiful days we have been having.

Before I plant, I always check radar to see what kind of weather to expect. While the forecasts are not always accurate, they do at least give me some idea what to plan for.

A forecast is compiled by the scientific means of assessing past occurrences and relating them to current conditions (my extremely simplified explanation). There are a lot of similarities between that and market analysis used for investing, which is why I value your posts so very much in my own investment education. You all are giving me a stellar points to think about and compare with my own current conditions!

Some posts I've enjoyed this week (in reverse alphabetical order):

Wealth Pilgrim "Easy Ways to Teach Children About Money and Finance"

Sustainable Life Blog "Green Your Summer: Walk/Bike More"

Single and Saving "Complaining and Getting Results" << Happy one year blogging anniversary!

Retire By 40 "Spring 2011 Resolutions Update"

Prompt Retirement "March 2011 Net Worth" Way to go, Ravi!

Options Dude "Getting Paid to Wait"

Newlyweds on a Budget "For richer or poorer, till debt do us part"

Money Cone "How to Invest in India"

Money Cactus "Spendaholics: Why You Don't Deserve More"

Life Doesn't Begin at Retirement "Cycling to PEI - Next Stop??"

Frugal in my Forties "Paying Student Loans vs. Saving For Retirement"

Balance Junkie "Investing: 3 Walls to Watch"

101 Centavos "Reviewing Spring Gardening Goals"

This week at MomVesting:

Blog carnivals we participated in:

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Balance Junkie wrote:

Sun, 04/10/2011 - 12:36 Comment #: 1

Excellent commentary on the utility (or lack thereof) of forecasts. They aren't always accurate, but at least they help you prepare for the most probable conditions. Thanks for including my article. Enjoy your roses!

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MoneyCone wrote:

Sun, 04/10/2011 - 14:40 Comment #: 2

Isn't it sad that the troops will have to do without pay during a shutdown but lawmakers get full pay?

Not that congress is achieving anything constructive these days...

Oh well! thanks for the mention Jessica!

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Sun, 04/10/2011 - 17:48 Comment #: 3

Balance Junkie, I'm glad you enjoyed my little commentary. :)

MoneyCone, I think there are a lot of sad ironies in life. Would it make you smile to know I planted some peace roses? (That's what the color is called.)

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kh wrote:

Sun, 04/10/2011 - 22:52 Comment #: 4

Thanks for the link back! :)

I agree that sometimes you just have to walk away from the stress and enjoy life for a bit. I played around in my garden this weekend, too, prepping it for planting next. I hope you had a good weekend!

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Mon, 04/11/2011 - 01:02 Comment #: 5

Thank you, I did. It's rather windy today, though, so I've been fighting the urge to go out and hug my roses so the wind won't destroy them. Ha-ha! Have fun with your own garden adventures. :)

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