Apparently, posting your rankings of the DNC speakers on Facebook is controversial. Let’s take it world wide:
1) Bill Clinton
2) Julian Castro
3) Michelle Obama
4) Cory Booker
5) Barack Obama
So yes, I thought Barack only gave the second best speech by an Obama. On the Republican side? I didn’t do a rating, but I would say Rubio did well, and Eastwood as well (albeit, his was controversial). Ryan and Christie were average, Mitt’s was better than I expected from him (but not incredible). Condi also delivered a nice speech. Thoughts?
Links We Liked!
- Breaking news from Nelson at Financial Uproar. The guy who tells debt bloggers exactly what to do to stop… blogging about debt (and having it)… has little debt and could theoretically retire at 30 years old. That’s right – we could soon have a retired dirty-joke-maker in our midst – bringing the harsh light of day to debt bloggers a lot more than he does now. I, for one, welcome our new puerile overlord!
- Control Your Cash seems to have mastered most forms of writing – week after week we are treated to styles as diverse as tragedy and satire (those seem like opposites in my mind…). This week, they bring us lyrical motivation in “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Budding Billionaire“. Well, at least until the current billionaires demand higher income taxes on the not-yet-billionaires, am I right?
- Blindly mailing your cash to AAA year after year? We were, even with Amexes in our wallets and big brains in our heads (supposedly!). John at My Family Finances shows us the path to roadside enlightenment.
- Dominique Brown, fellow podcaster from Your Finances Simplified, dishes on the costs (in both time and money) for a wedding. I spent most of my time during the wedding runup fixing the house, but Mrs. DQYDJ can certainly relate. Oh, the wedding’s cost didn’t fall within the narrow range of $20,000 – $25,000. Guess if it was more or less expensive!
- Dave at 6400 Personal Finance, fresh off a trip to Maui, discusses expected value (when it comes to your gas tank). Considering the risk you take on to try to maximize the benefit of slightly cheaper gas, is it really worth making a deal with your rental company? Read more and find out!
- Financial Samurai reveals that, yes, we spend way too much money for housing in the Bay Area. Of course, San Francisco is the pinnacle of RBA real estate prices – but there are many towns all through the peninsula and Bay which sell homes crossing that mythical $1000/square foot barrier. However, we have the income to support it… check out our Bay Area Income article!
- An inspirational article from perennial favorite Bret at Hope to Prosper – “Work is Not a Four-Letter Word“. Amen.
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