Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
My first ever fishing pole was a Zebco 22, which is the weaker, spindlier, cheaper version of this. The Zebco 33 was the first fishing pole I ever bought with my own money. To a serious angler it is a mere toy. To all of you who read that and say, “What’s an angler? I just want to go fishing with my kids” this is a great starter rod and reel. I even bought one for each of my daughters and intend to break it out in a few weeks as an end-of-school surprise. It is ideal for dock fishing, pond fishing, creek fishing, and otherwise casually enjoying the summer. But don’t you worry, it can haul in a good fish too. I managed more than few good sized bass and a couple big catfish too with mine.
I am not an investor. I have a loose idea of what the stock market is and no idea how it works (except that you should never panic and always leave your money invested . . . right?). I am a natural spender and have had to work hard to learn the discipline of saving, so when I ran across Acorns it seemed like the perfect place to get started for an utter novice like me. It takes whatever amount you want to invest, either a little bit at a time or big chunks, either one time deposits or recurring, and puts it into an investment portfolio on your behalf. You can give direction what kind of portfolio (small business, growth stocks, etc.). And the kicker for someone like me is that Acorns will automatically accrue and invest your “spare change” by rounding up any amount you spend on approved cards or accounts to the nearest dollar and investing those little bits. It has been a fantastic investment starter option for a dummy like me.
3. “It Ain’t Fair” by The Roots and Bilal
The sound. The lyrics. The message. All of it.