Is there anything better than a cup of Saturday morning coffee and a good book? Or maybe some really good blog articles?
This is the first Saturday I’ve been free in a long time. My kids are super active in sports and Saturday morning is prime time for my son’s 8U baseball team.
And my daughter has already started daily training with her high school cross country team and they typically run between five and eight miles on a Saturday morning. Yea, she’s nuts.
But this weekend we actually have nothing going on! So before I hit the backyard to mow the lawn and get some other DIY projects done, I’m taking a little time to catch up on some of my favorite blogs.
And instead of keeping all this great writing to myself, I’m sharing with you!
I think you will get a lot of value in me sharing points of view from other writers so I’m going to make these Saturday Morning Coffee posts a recurring feature (monthly? bi-weekly) so get ready for some really excellent reading.
So let’s get rolling! Pull up a seat, make yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy…
Saturday Morning Coffee – Best Reads
Check out a fun post about collections posted over at ESI Money. ESI shares his history of collecting everything from coins and rocks to beer cans. This made me smile because I love me some beer and I have a pretty neat collection of bottle caps from the various beers I’ve enjoyed.
I don’t collect them as investment or anything like that. I think of them as a journal of the various beers I’ve tried and I always look for unique beers I’ve never tried before. One of these days I’m going to mount them in a frame and hang it on the wall.
My buddy Jason wrote a great post on not being a sucker while shopping, plus he shares some of his own shopping fails. Jason is a great guy and he lives in NJ like me, so check out his blog and drop him a line.
Apathy Ends shares a great piece on the unexpected benefits of an emergency fund. Having some extra money sitting around offers some peace of mind and a buffer to take a few risks now and then.
The awesome Lily from The Frugal Gene calculated that she has 22,000 days to live. Determined to not let them slip away she has started a daily habit of writing one thing that she learned, did, or enjoyed that each day.
I think that is freakin awesome idea! For one, it will motivate you to get off your butt and do something worth writing down. And secondly, it will give you something to look back at and remember some good times to be thankful for.
Today I’m thankful for a little quiet time to enjoy some reading and a delicious cup of coffee while the family is still sound asleep.
Rob from Mustard Seed Money gave me flashbacks to a truly traumatizing experience: the New York Mets signing of Bobby Bonilla. I’m a lifelong Mets fan and I’m used to losing, but the Bonilla years were some dark times and what was dubbed The Worst Team Money Could Buy. I had nightmares for days after reading this article. Thanks Rob.
So concludes this episode of Saturday Morning Coffee. Enjoy your weekend!!