Sometimes the hardest part of the Weekender is coming up with something to put in this introduction paragraph – which we consider 100% open, unlike the 95% open of the topics on this site. Luckily, there is something I can say to all of my American readers reading this post which will be universally liked (yes, universally – non-Americans will be happy the tax article deluge will subside for another year):
Congratulations on making it through tax season!
(And if you filed an extension, our sympathy!)
Links We Liked!
- Len Penzo does the math on the costs over time of charcoal grills and gas grills.
- Free By 50 addressed the working paper on NFL bankruptcies after a short (and lucrative) playing career. We plan on probably writing up our thoughts on that piece as well.
- At Boomer and Echo, slaughtering money myths!
- At Political Calculations, a technical discussion on which measure of expected stock dividends is the best one to use.
- Sam the Financial Samurai asks if credit scores even matter anymore.
- Anum from Current on Currency wrote an interesting piece at Makin’ the Bacon about different countries and adapting to the costs of food (and transport – and tips!).
- Via A Wealth of Common Sense, Phil Mickelson’s advice on psychology (well, to himself) and how dress can affect outward… and inward… perceptions.
- Barb Friedberg shares her tips on dealing with (hopefully just theoretical!) audits and record keeping.
- Nelson at Financial Uproar wants us all to admit that our new car purchases were for vanity. I’ve never owned a new car, but I will freely admit that there was a small (not 100%, surely!) aspect of vanity in my used car purchases – if there wasn’t, I would have bought the cheapest car I expected to last the longest for my target used year. Now that I have a daughter, the calculus changes to weight safety most, but I imagine even if I was shopping today there’s be some vanity involved. (Step one is admitting I have a problem?)
- The Motley Fool has some mutual fund myths to dispel, featuring our friend JT. Go take a look!