No fluff in this roundup. Here are the top eight articles I found around the web this week. Enjoy!
10 Attributes Of The Perpetually Broke. It’s true; there are some common characteristics of those who seem perpetually broke. If any of these apply to you, it might be time to change your habits. (@Money Matters)
How to Avoid Work While On Vacation. I remember a scene from the last trip we took. There we were at Dollywood outside of Gatlinburg, TN. For several minutes we kept pace with a Dad furiously checking his BlackBerry while his kids moved from ride to ride, begging him to watch. Sad. (@Brip Blap)
How to Retire Early. This post mentions the idea that a big salary early on can help you retire even faster, assuming you hold expenses low. Of course, a big salary often comes with big headaches, and it might burn you out long before early retirement. (@Free Money Finance)
Painting a Specific Future – And Figuring Out How to Get There. Some inspiring thoughts from Trent on laying out future goal with actionable steps and a time line to accomplish them. (@The Simple Dollar)
How to Improve Your Credit Score When Paying Down Debt. Continuing the theme of paying down debt, here are a few ways to boost your credit score while reducing your debt balances. (@No Debt Plan)
How to Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear. I like to think my wardrobe represents that of the typical male. I own a couple pairs of jeans, a pair of brown, black and tennis shoes, and exactly one suit. The rest of my wardrobe is dedicated to work clothes – the usual business casual garb. (@Get Rich Slowly)
With or Without Interest – Do You Know What You Paid. A great reminder to always figure the interest when calculating the total cost of something financed. We tend to forget about that when quoting costs. (@Mrs Micah)