Last Sunday, the Red Sox lost game seven of the American League Championship Series. I remember thinking, the worst part is that my sports experience over the next 6 months will be watching Matt Cassel. The Patriots had just gotten destroyed by San Diego ad the injuries were starting to pile up on the team.
How quickly things can change! The next day Matt Cassel and a great defense destroyed the Broncos (Cassel won AFC Offensive Play of the Week in the process). This week Cassel followed it up with a great performance in another win (the stats won’t tell the story, as his receivers caused the interceptions and dropped what should have been touchdown passes).
New England is in for an unusual winter. Whether they win or lose it will be one of the most interesting football seasons in years.
Now on to the weekend links:
- Brip Blap talks about minding the little things.
- Check out frighteningly frugal homemade Halloween costume ideas over at Frugal Dad.
- What are the different types of insurance and how can they help you? asks The Sun’s Financial Diary.
- Generation X Finance is using CD Ladders to save wisely.
- Million Dollar Journey looks at holding corporations: what are they and are they for me?
- Despite a recession, the U.S. economy isn’t as bad as you think says Digerati Life.
- Learn how to save money with mobile coupons writes Money Smart Life.
- Do you report all your income? My Dollar Plan asks.
- Blueprint for Financial Prosperity asks how much is that in minimum wage hours?
- When your company stops matching your 401(k) contribution writes Consumer Commentary.
- Free Money Finance says privatization could fix social security.
Amber Weinberg says
I have to say I agree with Dave Ramsey and think there isn’t a recession, a slow growth maybe, but a growth still. I mean, Ijust walked out of Apple two weeks ago with a $1500 laptop and that place was CROWDED. Stood in line at Walmart for 30 minutes, and one of our 6 malls here in Nashville, Opry Mills, was so crowded I had to like creatively steer around people just to move. I think a lot of the stock market’s downturn is all in people’s minds and “fears” of a recession. Right now is the perfect time to buy just about everything. It’s all on sale :D
Lazy Man says
It is all about fears, that’s why I want to capitalize now.
I can’t believe that Apple is able to get people pay $1500 for a laptop. I use my laptop about 14 hours a day, so I’m willing to spend no expense on the next one… something that I’m looking at now. Right now, I’m seeing some tremendous deals in the $600-$700 range.
I can’t even imagine what kind of services I would expect from a laptop that is more than twice as expensive.