The weather, once again, has not cooperated this week, so a whole lot of outside work didn’t get accomplished. You probably saw where I did spend a little time, however, outdoors cleaning a few iron pots for Judy until I had a minor incident involving my sweatpants. Oh well, those pants were worn out and needed to be thrown away so maybe it was just meant to be. Inside, I did spent some time digging through a closet and found a number of things which needed discarding. I also found a few things I forgot I owned and a few other things that have been lost for awhile. All and all it was a pretty good endeavor.
The majority of the week was spent thinking and reading about money and investing. I go through theses spells every now and then and it seems it always happens when the markets are high and I am just getting over being burned by my last great investment ideas. The majority of our savings is in safe mutual funds and I don’t touch it. However, I do have a wee bit of “play money” that I interact with when it strikes my fancy.
I looked at a couple investment accounts, which were being neglected, reviewing the few stocks I still own, and I debated if I should just let them continue to do their thing or should I make a few trades and try to improve my position. I usually read a several investment websites, talk to my investment buddy, watch a handful of charts and make a couple of changes. Then the investment urge relieves itself and I go back to pretty much ignoring the stock market. I have to admit, it’s just not one of those things that really excites me too much mostly because so much of what goes on is out of the investor’s control and it’s hard to differentiate fact from fiction. All I care about is that sufficient funds are there when we need them. I don’t focus too much on maximizing returns or beating indexes. My best financial advice is stay out of debt and spend less on things that don’t really matter and keep your hard owned money for necessities. Unfortunately, at our house, yarn is still defined as a necessity! Despite the yarn, our early attempts at minimizing and our Keto health style changes are really showing how much less we really need for our day to day living. I have to admit that even the yarn deliveries seem to have slowed down or could they still be showing up but I just don’t see them??? There sure seems to be a lot of blog posts involving “new” yarn. What do you think?