It is so slow around here, I finally signed up for The Motley Fool, something I have been intending to do, some day, for ...er..several years now. I am really getting a knot in my stomach reading the first page, which sounds so ....much like.... um.... An Infomercial. (funny, I started to write "a not in my stomach" -- Freudain Slip? ) You know, they give you all these wonderful, glowing descriptions about what we Can Do For You and teasing, tantalizing descriptions of which stocks are hot...while not actually naming any names and so forth. All that Hype really does not go over well with me.
We all know michaelskis is addicted to Dave Ramsey. I am not necessarily asking about A System or a book per se. I have done okay handling money in the past. I didn't so much as write checks for a while there. I am trying to ramp back up. So I just want to get a discussion going. (I had thought I might do that on Motley Fool, but now I feel kind of dubious about that prospect. Which is why I am now picking on you good folks. )
My financial style: Very conservative. The type whose mantra is: Pay off debt. Buy a house. Live frugally. Shop sales. (It isn't really A Sale until it is at least 70% off. )
But, I know that isn't enough. I need to also invest for growth at some point and do those more aggressive things. I just couldn't manage that when my life was in constant Crisis Mode for so long.
To revive an old Cyburbia tradition: