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Seven Thoughts (and Personal Finance Links)

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  1. Clark Howard is my twin - This weekend he said that he never had a cup of coffee. Ditto for me. Personal finance, geeky, non-coffee drinkers unite!
  2. 2 Minute Finance - Personal finance that fits my attention span, sign me up! I think you should look up Bobby Lee's videos at 2 Minute Finance.
  3. Feeling for Revanche - My heart goes out to Revanche from A Gai Shan Life. Losing a parent is tough.
  4. DSW Clearance is Awesome - We finally got a DSW shoe store in Silicon Valley. I used to love them when I lived in the suburbs of Boston. However, the only one I knew of was in San Francisco, which had no parking and just far too much effort than it was worth. On Saturday I was able to pick up a pair of stylish Reebok Vibes (looks like these shoes and a pair of Keen's for hiking/nature walks... for a total of $90. The Keens themselves would likely have cost $100 retail. My only complaint was that DSW didn't open until 11 on Sunday... that just seems absurdly late to me. What about you?
  5. NFL Thoughts - As a Patriots fan, I feel like I've been on the roller coaster the last week. Thirty-six hours ago the media was wondering if the Patriots would make the playoffs with the Bills and Jets tied with them for first place. One game later and the media is wondering if the Patriots have won the division with nearly half the season to go. It seems like everyone in the AFC is on a roller coaster though. Pittsburgh comes to mind as a team that started down, but surged... hit the expected tough game with Baltimore and lost only to bounce back. Balitmore lost to Seattle just yesterday. The Texans have emerged as a better than expected team. The afforementioned Bills are going downhill from the rollercoaster. I can't even get into the Chargers season.

    I don't follow the NFC as much, but it seems like the Packers and 49ers are just rolling along in line to get playoff byes. I can tell you that the locals here in San Francisco are pumped to have the 49ers back playing great football.

  6. Breaking Dawn on Schedule this week - Thanks to the NFL schedulers for putting the Patriots' game on Monday, I'll be free this weekend to catch Breaking Dawn, that Twilight movie thing. I would pay double the money if it were just 20 seconds of this still frame. Another side of me feels that I've come this far, I might as well finish off the series and earn my merit badge. I was looking at some Breaking Dawn party ideas from my friend's site and it seems like this one centers around a wedding. They certainly aren't trying to make this easy on me.

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5 Responses to “Seven Thoughts (and Personal Finance Links)”

  1. Evan says:

    Thanks for the mention…

    At least you can feel a little bit better since the Pats destroyed the Jets! In New York no less

  2. Money Beagle says:

    DSW Clearance is awesome for me. I have 8 1/2 shoes which sell enough that they stock pretty much all shoes in it, but is just small enough that there is always a wide variety to choose from. I almost always find a big selection of shoes in the clearance section.

  3. “Personal finance, geeky, non-coffee drinkers unite!” – Count me in!

    Breaking Dawn – I am not a Bella nor an Edward fan but I love their story I did not miss the first of the series. So, expect that I will not miss the last two of this series.

  4. I have never had coffee either (been in the health care field for 30 years).

    Re Pats…Looks like the Jets are toast, Ravens are fading and the Bengals are…you know.

    Steelers/Pats Conference final looks good. But wouldn’t it be something if Denver…Nah. Tebow can’t continue like this…or can he?

    • Lazy Man says:

      I thought coffee was supposed to be healthy?

      I don’t think the Ravens are fading, probably just had a bad week against Seattle there. They beat the Steelers twice, so I think an argument could be made they are the best.

      There’s a little too much love for Tebow right now. It’s worth noting that the offense only scored 10 points and the other 7 came from the defense. The defense deserves the credit in my opinion.

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