Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
One of our most recent six-word prompts was also one the SMITH community responded to most passionately: Six Words About Work. Your smart, sensible and surprising Six-Word Memoirs on why you do what you do, lessons learned and bosses who helped you survive and thrive led to our most recent book Six Words About Work, with our partner in this project, Mercer consulting.
With work and money on the mind, I was excited to receive a copy of the new book by The Today Show’s Jean Chatzky, Money Rules. Chatzky’s one of the smartest, most sensible and accessible money advisors out there, and her latest book breaks down the complicated puzzle of personal finance into accessible, bite-sized bits (something we here at SMITH can get behind). Better still, some of her rules are in … six words.
Date your stocks; don’t marry them.
Spend less: carry Benjamins, not Jacksons.
Can’t explain it? Then don’t invest.
”More money” doesn’t mean “more happy.”
That got me thinking: from spending to saving to investing to planning for retirement, what are your six-word money rules? Leave your Six Words on Your Money Life in the comments section of this blog and Jean Chatzky herself will select six of her favorites and send you a signed copy of Money Rules. We’ll also add SMITH Magazine’s new Six-Word Memoir game as a bonus prize for one of the six winners, selected at random. You can enter up to ten times (each entry should be a separate comment below) and the contest closes on April 9. We’ll announce the winners on tax day.