I’ve been dabbling in a number of very genre-specific social networks as of late, ones that are designed to take real advantage of specific interests. So, here are several worth noting.
If you’d like to keep tabs on what books I’m reading and have read and reviewed (outside of the PF stuff I’m reviewing here), check my GoodReads profile (a reader pointed out that I mentioned this one in a reader mailbag last week).
If you’d like to see what computer software I use and like, check my Wakoopa profile.
I also have started sharing the links I use when building my weekly roundup, comments and all. See my del.icio.us profile if you like the weekly roundup stuff, since I usually share 20-30 of these types of links a week there (and then filter it down to a handful for the weekly roundup).
Finally, if you’d like to keep up with ALL of my stuff in one place (Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and so on), check out my FriendFeed profile.
If you use those services, feel free to friend me on them. If you’re just curious, don’t hesitate to take a peek whenever you like.
The Frog in Boiling Water: Don’t Complain, Do Something I think the entire “frog in boiling water” analogy is perfect for the personal finance situation many people find themselves in. The environment is getting dangerous, but they’re completely oblivious to it. (@ saving advice)
The Best Book I’ve Ever Read About Making Change Stick I love to highlight posts that introduce me to new books I’ve never even heard of before. This certainly sounds like a good one. (@ wise bread)
The Serenity Prayer, and How It Applies to Your Finances The message behind the serenity prayer is powerful, even if you don’t believe in God. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. (@ saving for serenity)
You Don’t Have to Be the Best I know some people who are driven to be “the best” in every aspect of their life. Usually, they’re either incredibly stressed or things eventually fall completely apart. Instead of being “the best” at everything, choose one or two things and be “good enough” at the rest. (@ unclutterer)
Your Home Never Was an Investment I will never get as much out of my house as I put into it. The best I can hope for is that the time and money aren’t too much of a loss. (@ free money finance)