Coming up next week: Book review, talk at Commonwealth club, financial stuff
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Here’s what I’m working on for next week:
On Monday, I’ll be reviewing Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success, written by Penelope Trunk, a blogger and columnist for Yahoo Finance and the Boston Globe. There are lots of books written for young people about how we should live our lives. This one is actually good. The book won’t be released until May 25th, but you’ll get the chance to win signed copies of the book before it’s released to the general public. That’s on Monday.
On Tuesday, I’ll be speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco (event details):
People in their 20s and 30s are facing stagnating incomes, mounting credit-card debt, never-ending student loan payments and seemingly skyrocketing housing costs. They could be the first generation in almost a century that will not surpass or even equal their parents’ standard of living. What should they be doing differently? What role if any should the public and private sectors play in helping these young adults with their financial woes?
I’ll be on the panel speaking not so much about debt, but how young people think about money these days. If you’re local, come to the Commonwealth Club at 6pm and let’s meet up.
On Wednesday I’ll probably do nothing. And I’ll like it.
Thursday I’m going to try to get back to basics and write about investing. I’m thinking about asset allocation, but we’ll see.
And Friday will be another Friday Entrepreneurs (see all the past Friday Entrepreneurs here).
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