In a few minutes I'm off to learn infant CPR... and I think some adult CPR as well. I should have done this long ago, but at least I'm getting it in now. I've been told that the cost of this one day training is usually around $60, but in Silicon Valley that's $110. Yikes! I'll put that in the category of baby insurance. Not sure if that makes it feel any cheaper.
Lately I've been consumed by HerbaLife, and the pyramid scheme questions around it. It looks like a lot of people are finally starting to learn about MLMs. There are three great articles that I really think are must-reads: Barron's (part of it may require subscription, sometimes it worked for me and other times it didn't), CNBC, and Fraud Files. The last one is from an MLM expert, so it is quite in-depth and informed. The Barron's one is a popular business journal. It is rare to see mainstream media write about MLMs being pyramid schemes nowadays - the threat of lawyers usually make the article not worth it.
Finally, here are the personal finance links (some of which may be old as I've fell behind in publishing these):
- Digerati Life offers some tips on using a headhunter or job recruiter.
- My Dollar Plan explains how to host out-of-town guests without breaking the bank.
- Money Smart Life
- Generation X Finance on Social Security – what you need to know about benefits, coverage, and eligibility.
- My Journey to Millions shares how to do Las Vegas on a payment plan.
- Studenomics asks how do people afford graduate school?
- Get Rich Slowly discusses why you’ll likely need less in retirement.
- Canadian Finance Blog wonders will being generous help your finances?
- Saving Advice presents inexpensive ways to monitor your health at home.
- Len Penzo dot Com says use a ledger to teach kids money management skills.
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