Best of the week – November 17, 2012

Here are some articles that caught my eye this week:

Stewardship – What is it really?

I love the violin analogy in this article. I think it paints a beautiful picture of what stewardship really means.

How to Prepare Your Adult Children Financially for Your Eventual Demise

None of us really likes to think about our own death, but we know the mortality rate for being human is 100%, so eventually that day will come. Make sure you have taken steps to make that day as easy as it can be for the loved ones you leave behind.

How I Finally Got Hired

There is no question that the last 4 years have been a very difficult job market. I experienced that myself in 2009. Jobs aren’t easy to find but there are companies that are hiring. Here are 5 stories of people who have managed to find work in these difficult times.

6 credit mistakes that can ruin your holidays

I must confess to having done some of these in the past myself. I suspect most of us have. Don’t let the excitement of December become the nightmare of January.

Investing Success Goes to the Long-Term Investor

An excellent historical and factual look at investing. 85 years of history says that if you are willing to invest your money in the market and leave it there for at least 5 years and preferably 10 or more years you will make money.

12 Ways to Land Cheaper Airfare

Some of these methods require you to give up a little flexibility in your travel plans but they can enable you to save significantly on your airfare if you need to fly.

Fun link of the week:

13 Epic Marketing Fails

We are one of the most marketed-to cultures in the history of the world and if you aren’t careful it can easily lead to discontentment and buying a bunch of stuff you don’t really need. Somehow though I suspect these hilariously bad marketing attempts probably didn’t succeed too well.

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