The Day After Hump Day – November 30, 2017

What is hump day? It’s Wednesday. The hump to your work week. 2 days down and 2 days to go. On hump days I will be sharing articles, videos, or other form of entertainment. It will include links to other posts I have liked throughout the week. Some are parenting articles, others are personal finance ones, and occasionally there will be a random funny article. Enjoy!

Honestly, I do not know where the time is going. I thought today is Wednesday, but it turns out that yesterday was Wednesday. I think much of my time lag is due to spending my nights itemizing my former possessions (yup, that is what insurance requires to get paid), waking up early in the morning because my son’s sleep is turned upside down, and doing the multitude of other normal and abnormal life tasks that need to be done these days.

Oh well, better late then never.

On this date

In 1487, the German Beer Purity Law goes into effect. It was set forth by Albert IV and dictated that beer should be brewed with water, hops, and malt. The purpose was to avoid price competition with bakers for wheat and rye. This way bread could remain affordable. There were other issues involved too such as avoiding using roots used in pagan traditions and protecting Bavarian interests. If interested check out the Wikipedia page.

While I love a good German Beer, I am glad that we have moved past this and now have various types of beer out there. So here is to the German’s and their beer….and to the micro-brewery movement in the US and their beer.

Hump Day Articles

So I have a few good articles for you all to check out. I am definitely not reading as much as I was before the fire, but am slowly trying to get back into a rhythm. So while the number of articles presented may be low, they are good ones.

Sam at Financial Samurai discusses How to Destroy Debt Quicker. I recently found a quick, but quite painful way to destroy debt from the loss of our home…so I don’t recommend that method. Instead check out Sam’s article for some good ideas like using Holidays as debt pay down days.

Over at My Curiosity Lab they just bought a home through a private transaction (no real estate agents). While the costs savings intrigue me, the pain does not. They seem to have had some good and bad experiences from the transaction and this is worth reading if you are thinking about buying a home.

Our Financial Path lays out what money is and how to make it. These are things we are all interested in and I agree, the first 100K is a b+++ch.

There you have it. Three solid articles to check out. Enjoy and let me know what you think of them. Talk to you guys soon.




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