This week marked the official end of summer in our house, as the kids are now back at school. Is it just me, or is there something unnatural about starting back to school in early August? When I was a kid, we got out of school in early June and started back on the day after Labor Day. Now, the kids get out a month earlier and go back a month earlier. The problem with all of this? I still don’t get into the summer mindset until early June, at which point there’s only two months left.
And now, here are some articles for your end-of-summer reading pleasure…
Ron put together a great list of tips for increasing your productivity.
Jeremy talked about how correlations among asset classes affect your portfolio. If you’re interested in asset allocation, check it out.
SVB talked about grading your personal finance skillz. Speaking of which… I just published a couple of articles on this general topic this week: The State of Financial Education in the U.S. and Ten Things Teens Should Know About Money.
NCN took a look back at the financial impact of their new baby.
JD talked about hidden price increases at the grocery store.
Smithee finally woke up and smelled the coffee — no more bottled water for him.
JLP talks about how you know when you’ve saved enough.
Finally, PaidTwice talked about how to get the most out of coupons.