If you follow my life closely you’ll know this is the last week (God willing!) I’ll be writing with a kitchen renovation Sword of Damocles hanging over my head. Yes, it’s held there by my wife. Here’s where we are in the reno:
Yeah, as soon as I publish this, it’s backsplash time. Also, that low-skill, high reward time-wasting event known as ‘adding the handles’. Wish me luck.
Links We Liked!
- Post of the week? Control Your Cash’s take-down on today’s college culture. (Although, let’s be honest, the average mechanic can’t tweak your air/fuel ratio anymore. I miss carburetors! More on my broken ECU saga later?)
- At Funny About Money – re-adding an old friend to a consumer product to make it more useful. No, not DDT – TSP. Read more.
- Summers? Yellen? GEITHNER? What team are you on for the next Fed Chairman? WSJ has the scorecard.
- The PoPs understand that those of us in the accumulation stage are better off cheering for asset gains to, uh, slow down a bit. Do you think you missed the boat?
- A fascinating piece at the Atlantic Cities about wildlife crossings on highways and busy streets. Seriously, give it a read.
- FreeBy50 dug an interesting chart out of the Census’s stats – vacancy rates over time in the US. Look at the double digit rates preceding the Great Recession! (Of course, hindsight is 20/20 – but it looks bad, eh?)
- We agree completely with Harry Campbell at The College Investor – think twice before plowing more money into your own company stock, regardless of value.
- I’m a sucker for a Many Eyes visualization, and Ironman at Political Calculations delivers. See how welfare compares to entry level jobs in all 50 states (and, for the love of all that is good, update your Java plugin!).
- At Saverocity? An article with the hilarious conclusion that “a Credit Score is not the way to make a life decision”. Read about whether debt matters while dating!
- The Financial Samurai is back with a trademark net worth post, this time on goal net worth by age and income level. Great read.
- Wealth Informatics asks “How Much Did You Spend on Furniture?“ Uhh, a decent car, roughly.
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