I started a new blog this week. I tried not to, but circumstances were beyond my control. Recently, I was driving home and though I was 3,000 miles away from my hometown of Boston, the radio couldn’t get off the topic. With the Red Sox in the World Series, the Patriots undefeated, and BC #2 ranked team in college football, Boston is “an embarrassment of riches” according to the broadcasters. They are 100% right. A neighbor saw my Red Sox shirt the other day and we got to talking. She’s a San Francisco Giants fan. I didn’t know what to say. I felt horrible that the Giants hadn’t won a title since they moved here (something I was not aware of). The Red Sox have always been at least competitive, even when they were losing in the 7th game. It was an awkward conversation.
The introduction of Lazy Man and Sports will allow me divert all my sports commentary there and leave Lazy Man and Money with a tighter focus on money. Let’s get onto the links, shall we?
- I’d like to take a minute to thank The Dough Roller for including me the Carnival of Personal Finance.
- Money Smart Life got the bait and switch with Comcast.
- Sun sold his Microsoft stock, but just a little too early. When I went to Fast Money last week, they said that they expected Microsoft to jump to 32, a gain of around 10% at the time. They’ve done even better than that.
- Silicon Valley Blogger gives some advice on how to cut hair costs. If only this was an acceptable solution to my wife’s pricey hair budget.
- Golbguru is on a sales rant. I have to agree the word is tossed around a little too much.
- With a sarcastic title, Generation X Finance says don’t save money, just use home equity.
- No Credit Needed purchased a minivan and has a pile of helpful car buying tips.
- The Blueprint for Financial prosperity says you should never pay bank fees. I don’t see how anyone pays fees anymore, but they do.
- Mighty Bargain Hunter says that Ebay is taking on inflated shipping charges. I have a hard time trying to figure out the appropriate price for shipping. It seems like I can never right before I actually go to ship the product.
- Free Money Finance continues the discussion of whether money buy happiness. My theory is that money buys freedoms.
- Five Cent Nickel asks if busy schedules are a money saver or money waster. I think it depends on the situation. I can think of scenarios where either can be true.