Consistent with years past, I worked – all day. As a little birthday gift to myself, I skipped the gym, arrived home earlier than 7:00 in the evening, and cooked up a delicious meal of catfish, collard greens, and yellow rice. The night was concluded with Brokeback Mountain, a movie I’ve wanted to watch for years.
All in all, my birthday wasn’t so bad. Thank God for another beautiful year of life.
Now that I’m 30 years old, I’ve been thinking more about changing my investment strategy. I’m in the process of reading The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing in hopes of better understanding investment vehicles such as ETFs (exchange traded funds), bond funds, dividend paying stocks and REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).
My portfolio isn’t adequately diversified (I’m almost 100% in equities), so I’d like to work on that. I’ll let you know how things go once I’ve nailed down a new strategy.
For now, I’m going to celebrate the rest of my birthday weekend with my guy. Try to enjoy the rest of yours. The weekend, that is. I’m not sure if your birthday is on or around August 18th.
Interesting Readings for the Week Ending August 20, 2011
Thinking Outside the Box : Debt Ceiling Edition by William Radford at WorldWide.net
How Long Does It Take To Become A Millionaire? by Sam at Financial Samurai
Why It’s Okay to Go Cash Flow Negative by The Financial Blogger
A Business Exists to Create Profit, Not Jobs by Kevin McKee at Thousandaire
The Inexpensive $70 Light Bulb by Travis at Our Journey to Zero
Free Giveaways by Tony Chou at Investorz’ Blog
Dreyer’s Smoothies and Shakes: Review and Giveaway by Penny Saver at The Saved Quarter
Giveaway: Fill the Backpack by Kelly Whalen at The Centsible Life
Squirrelers August Giveaway – $75 in Amazon Gift Cards by Squirrelers