- Steve Jobs - I think he was one the greatest at building a brand of my time. I love that he brought a lot of usability to technology. He will be missed. That said, I wonder if people's religious fanaticism has magnified his accomplishments - or maybe it's me being in the Bay Area.
- Cupertino Shooting - I think for a few hours last week, I was afraid to leave my house. For about 24 hours a gunman who had killed several people was on the loose
- Al Davis - I think that Al Davis' death is getting overlooked by Steve Jobs'. Davis was involved in combining the AFL and NFL to create the game of football that many love today. Last week, before the Raiders-Patriots game he informed the Patriots General Manager, Robert Kraft, that they'd have a moment of silence before the game for his wife's death earlier this year. Seven days later the NFL will return the favor 13 times - at the start of each of their games.
- Death in 3s - I think I have to ask the question. People say that deaths come in threes. Does this mean that I'm pretty safe living in the Bay Area? How long do I enjoy this invincibility.
- Bank of America Paperless - Anyone else tired of Bank of America nagging them to go paperless every time they sign in? It's been more than three years and each time I'm only presented with the option of Go Paperless and Remind Me Next Time. Enough Bank of America!
- Michael J. Fox - I think that he looks better than I expected. I cought him on the NFL Sunday Countdown and he is downright impressive.
- The Death of Quikster - I think I'm happy that I didn't get too attached to Qwikster. Netflix seems to have wisely changed their mind on that one.
- Columbus Day - I think that the next generation might not celebrate Christopher Columbus Day. Seems like each year it means less and less. I used to remember it being a day off of work in the private sector, but that is pretty rare now.
- Dunkin Donuts Ice Coffee Trick - This is a left over from earlier this summer. I was waiting in line with my wife to get coffee (I don't drink it), and the guy in behind me was explaining this little trick to his friend to get the most for your money at Dunkin Donuts. Buy a large ice coffee (32 ounces) with no ice and a separate cup of ice (DD will charge you a dollar for the second cup). Pour half of the 32 ounce into the glass of ice and scoup some ice into the 32 ounce cup. The result is about the equivalent of two medium ice coffees for a touch more than a large. It's perfect for when you are sharing with a friend.
- Carnivals - I think I would like to thank the Best of Money Carnival for including my article on Social Security as a Ponzi Scheme.
- Digerati Life asks can you still make money with credit card arbitrage?
- My Dollar Plan wonders how much do credit inquiries really matter?
- Studenomics shares how I had a blast in Europe without going poor.
- Cash Money Life posts how to become a millionaire.
- Free From Broke explains the hidden cost of credit cards.
- Humble Savers presents five ways to save – buying your first home.
- Debt Sucks Blog blogs what do you do with a triple digit tax bill?
- Scott on MONEY writes what if my life’s passion doesn’t pay the bills?
- Canadian Finance Blog gives tips for growing your high interest savings account.
- Challenge your assumptions writes Money Crush.
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