So it’s Thanksgiving, and the first thing I can be thankful for is the nice balmy weather in the mid-20s that is decidedly uncharacteristic of this time of year, but much welcomed. I remember last year the first snowfalls outside of the city were happening at the end of October, and the scenery was so beautiful with a dusting of snow over all of the trees.
I am also thankful for other things: I am grateful my girlfriend, my grandmother and that she is still in good health, my home, my family is a (little) more connected these days even if some members are not, I am grateful that I still have employment in spite of the recent turmoil, and I am also grateful that I’ve found a passion in the online world. Something Steve Jobs said in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address is that the dots will be connected when you look into the past, but not toward the future. That makes sense to me as I look back and see how things have changed and improved over time.
Posts of the week
- Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur and Capitalist Extraordinaire
- The CAPE: How to Beat Stocks With a 50–50 Portfolio
- Never Give Up: The Lesson I Learned from My Parents About the Importance of Believing in Yourself
- Argentina’s Emerging Shale Oil and Gas Play (Beating the Index)
- Canadian Finance Carnival #56 (Canadian Finance Blog)
- Yakezie Carnival – October 2, 2011 Welcome Fall Edition (Family Money Values)
Financial Blogger Conference
- Financial Blogger Conference 2011, Behind the Words (Money Reasons)
- Ten Takeaways – Financial Blogger Conference (Financially Consumed)
- My online conversation with Barry, the dividend-investor millionaire (My Own Advisor)
- What You Can Learn About Investing from The 4 Hour Workweek (Prairie EcoThrifter)
- Confessions Of A Protester (Financial Samurai)
- Occupy This – Rebuttal to Nonsensical Occupy WallStreet Demands (Darwin’s Money)
- Planning for the Future (Live Real Now)
- Sports: Too Much Or Too Little? What Say You? (Dr. Dean)
- Stuff You Can Steal From Korean Hotel Rooms (101 Centavos)
- World’s weirdest jobs (Aaron Hung)
- Cross Border Shopping (Sustainable PF)
- Easy ways to save more money (Common Financial Cents)
- How Do We Grow Or Maintain Our Wealth? (Andrew Hallam)
To my fellow Canadian readers: Happy Thanksgiving! And to everyone else, I hope that you had a great weekend so far.