Weekly roundup – some of the best posts I’ve come across this week

New to me, Consumerism Commentary on Start The Decade off Right, Do Something You Love. Doing something you love is supposed to be the holy Grail of work-life balance, but it sounds like a great way to turn a passion into a drudge to me.

Financial Samurai’s incendiary Don’t Have Children if You Can’t Take Care of Yourself is exciting, I salute his courage. The title pretty much says it all, and I’ve often been amazed at how some folk don’t consider the financial hit of child-rearing before they experience it.

RetiredSyd on No More Performance Reviews is inspired. I despise the annual (and increasingly quarterly) charade of performance reviews.

Monevator reminded me that I need to keep sight of why am I doing this with his Don’t Forget Your Can Opener post. It doesn’t sound too bad, “you could end up surrounded by pots of money and no clue how to use it – or even how you got there.” But it’s easy to lose the thread of living with intent amongst all the noise of living day-to-day.

And finally, I predicted a riot earlier this week. I didn’t expect it to come so soon.