A reminder – you can get me in audio form too! Catch the recent episode of Stacking Benjamins, where I talk about Dollar Cost Averaging.
So, we’re pretty annoyed about this whole Census Bureau changing their health insurance questions thing.
You know, especially considering that the Census Bureau’s director started reporting to the White House for the first time in 2009. You know, because the major ACA provisions go into effect this year, and 2013 isn’t a good baseline since some minor provisions (say, 26 year olds on parental plans 2011) already went into effect. You know, because even if Census workers saw problems with the old question wordings, those questions inspired the messaging for selling the original ACA.
It’s an easy fix, though – just ask both sets of questions for a couple years.
I agree with Megan McArdle – the timing is, at best, highly unfortunate.
Links We Liked!
- 101 Centavos reminds you that your phone interview is really the first sales opportunity of your next new job. (We’re waiting for robotics posts, but we’re happy about the GGR clip)
- Sam the Financial Samurai is back with a story about malfeasance with a needle and $35 he didn’t need to save – but did anyway. Nice story.
- Pauline at RFI is back with her monthly reminder that her place in Guatemala is awesome. Favorite line? “[F]rom one couple we got 6 surviving kids, then ate the dad…”
- We’re happy to see more Bret @ Hope to Prosper articles! Read his take on the folks crawling out of the woodwork to “serve” (or worse) Baby Boomers with their retirement needs.
- We’re happy that Len Penzo’s site recovered from temporary downtime – and is now slated for some design changes!
- Political Calculations spots a worrying trend in the February 2014 real estate data – and no, it’s not every year’s seasonal effects…
- The Makin’ Sense Babe highlights the “Train Wreck Trader”, a fellow who lost a suburban midwestern house worth of portfolio value chasing a few social media stocks.
- Mario at Debt Blag concurs – no penance necessary for receiving a tax return.
- Nelson at Financial Uproar attempts to bring an audit to his investment ideas, delivered by his amazing readers (like you and me). Or, maybe, he’s calling the top. Either way, read his plan.