Those of you who watch the news are alive and breathing know that today was a very, very bad day in the stock market, and for the American and global economies as a whole. But very few of us know what it all really means. I pay attention to this crap and even I don’t really have a clue?!? But that is not stopping me from giving you a very handy, two-part guide to surviving the current economic meltdown.
Step One: Save your pennies. Live below your means. Spend less than you earn.
Perhaps one of these lovely little oinkers will make that task a bit easier?
1* coink bank, uncommon goods, $34
2* copilcus piggybank, art. lebidev studio, not for sale
3* mid-century piggy bank, sparkability, $28
Step Two: Do not read Love is Blonde for financial advice. Read the experts, people. Like these guys:
Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post business columnist. This guy is good, really good. You should be reading him. Trust me. I think he won a Pulitzer for this stuff.
Get Rich Slowly: A very solid personal finance blog that focuses on doing small things over a long time to get into better financial health, all this market craziness aside.
The Simple Dollar: Another personal finance blog that I rely on to help me think about simplifying my life and living frugally.
Tell me: Where do you get financial advice and information online? What other resources should I be reading? Who out there is fuh-reaking out about what’s going on in the markets and thinks I’ll probably have to push my retirement back at least another decade?