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Weekend reading: Summer BBQ edition

Reading to make you richer

A quick introduction to this week’s suggested articles, as I’m keen to get outside — the sun is shining and it looks like the Great British Indian Summer of 2009 is underway.

It’s therefore time to dust off the BBQ, which I’ve barely used since the Great British Heatwave back in May.

Since then it’s been the Usual Great British ‘Meh’ Summer of Cloud and Intermittent Showers. It’s almost painful to contemplate that we’re nearly into September.

New motivation to invest: Creating an escape fund. 🙂

Anyway, the chicken and pork are marinading in a good dollop of Reggae, Reggae Sauce, friends are en-route and England are about to be beaten by Australia in the Ashes again, so let’s get on with it.

This week’s money blog post round-up

  • Moolanomy suggests some weird ways to make money.
  • Wealth Pilgrim has been posting a very comprehensive series on financial advisers, with lots of (US-orientated) information for those who fancy going pro. Here’s the first.
  • Million Dollar Journey has a guest post about saving money on travel. That’s one way to get there quicker! (To the million, I mean…) The comments are the best bit here.
  • Sigh. When Get Rich Slowly writes about the market’s wild ride, everyone listens — and comments, too. Still it’s hard to get jealous when he does it with his usual candor.
  • Zen Habits is a big blog with millions of readers. If they all went self-employed, who’d be left to open the mail?

A few mainly UK-focused articles from the big boys

  • The FT also looks at the big gains investors have made in emerging markets.
  • It could be worth backing a new Junior Mining fund, says Mark Dampier in The Independent.
  • Derek Pain meanwhile ponders an investment in AIM tiddler SnackTime.
  • Nothing to do with investing, but Brigitte Bardot really was a babe — and there’s a new exhibition featuring her endless legs in London.

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{ 4 comments… add one }
  • 1 MoneyEnergy August 22, 2009, 5:58 pm

    Well now I don’t feel as bad for not having had much of a summer myself – been locked indoors working on a major project – I think I got to a beach for a real afternoon maybe once?! And yes, I’m starting to get those early whiffs of that “fall” feeling. Yikes. I swear a week went missing somewhere in early August!

    Thanks for the link list – a blog on there I’ve got to check out.

  • 2 Million Dollar Journey August 22, 2009, 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the mention!

  • 3 Neal @ WealthPilgrim.com August 22, 2009, 11:59 pm

    Thanks for including me on your list (both articles).

    I’d be interested to know what the similarities are between us Yanks and you Brits ( on the subject of financial advisers). Do you also have different licenses and registrations?

  • 4 Ron August 27, 2009, 9:16 pm

    Thanks for including my article on “gold rush” secrets!

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