Friday, July 27, 2012

Things I'm Loving

  1. "Welcome back to Dallas" flowers from The Boy have been brightening up my desk all week. I was out of town for four days visiting my niece in Phoenix and these showed up on Tuesday when I got back in the office. I think I might be getting just a little spoiled.
  2. I love going out of town because moose is so lovey when I get home. He spent the majority of Tuesday in my lap just wagging his tail for no reason. I wasn't even petting him or talking to him and his little tail was just going crazy simply because I was home. 
  3. FutureAdvisor.com. I read about this website in the Southwest Airlines magazine and just tried it out. It's basically like Mint.com for your retirement accounts. You set up your profile with your age, income, retirement goals, etc. Then you set up your current retirement portfolio and it analyzes it for you and tells you if your money is properly allocated based on your risk tolerance, makes suggestions, and tells you where you are paying too much in fees. I am a little skeptical of the fact that it gave me suggestions on specific stocks to buy- you have to wonder if there is something in it for them. However, I really liked the suggestions on how to allocate my money since apparently having it 100% in domestic stock is a bad thing! Ha- who knew? I obviously have a loooong way to go. Especially since I don't even know what some of the things it mentioned are (REIT's anyone?!). 
  4. Opening ceremonies tonight!! This might be my favorite part of the Olympics. I love the excitement and seeing everyone from all different nations coming together. I'm always astounded at the coordination and manpower that it must take to pull off such a spectacle. As far as the events themselves, I've always been a gymnastics lover but in recent years I've become fascinated by synchronized diving.  
  5. The fact that Emily Giffin's newest book, Where We Belong, just came out. I downloaded it yesterday and plan on starting it this weekend. I'm also in the middle of The Paris Wife, Laughing at Wall Street and Bringing Up Bebe. Now if I can just find the time to actually read them.

1 comment:

Rich said...

If you liked FutureAdvisor, you should give Wealthminder a try. It's a similar planning tool for self-directed investors.