Since 2004, I’ve seen fans of Red Sox Nation quintuple in size. Some of the Red Sox fans who suffered through 1967 (and before), 1975, and 1986 – even 2003, have taken some offense to this. As someone who has just suffered from 1986 on (I was ten), I have to say that I love the growth of Red Sox fans. It puts a little hop in my step when I see someone in Silicon Valley with a Red Sox hat on. For all I know they’ve been in love with the Red Sox longer than I. However, for those that hopped on the cool new team, I thought I’d offer you this opportunity to transfer trains. I hear good things about the Tampa Bay train.
This weekend you saw what being a Red Sox fan can be like. In some aspects, you play really well (Red Sox starters that are still with the team gave up 4 runs in 3 games in the series) and come up empty. It’s better to get used to it now, while you can still salvage your September and October.
(And for the rest of you, non-bandwagon Red Sox fans, we’ll get healthy, play the Angels in the first round, and build confidence from there. Beckett and Lester are two of the best in the game and Buchholz had a very good outing. We’ll get a well-rested DiceK and All-Star Wakefield. Bard is still very, very good – despite the unraveling last night… and Papelbon is still one of the best in the game. In short, don’t give up.)
Enough about baseball for now… let’s look at some personal finance links:
- The Sun’s Financial Diary talks about net worth.
- More on cash for clunkers by Kate at My Dollar Plan.
- Money Smart Life asks are you planning your life around money?
- Kathryn at Million Dollar Journey about asking why: the purpose behind your financial goals.
- Generation X Finance’s Jeremy shares these 5 tips to help you save money and protect your home with homeowners insurance.
- Frugal Dad watches and discusses trends in frugal shame to frugal pride, and back again.
- Digerati Life says time is money, so how do you spend your day?
- Brip Blap goes over the shame and the glory of frugal living.
Best Financial Posts:
- Bargaineering posts on how [you can] enjoy a tax free vacation.
- Five Cent Nickel provides tips and tricks for going paperless.
- Free Money Finance goes over six money talks to have BEFORE you get married.
- Darwin’s Finance presents how do stock options work? Part One.
- Learn how I make money sitting around writes Saving Advice.
- Budgets are Sexy looks back at the original millionaire to-do list.
- All Finance Matters confesses to TOO MUCH EATING OUT!
- I Pick Up Pennies posts sunk costs: the ultimate frugal idea.
- Get Rich Slick wonders if this is the end of the middle man?
- Andy of Saving to Invest blogs the beginning of the recession’s end and why the unemployment rate is key.
- 2million Personal Finance Blog says our tenants drive nicer cars and watch betters TVs than we do!
- Dog Ate My Finances shares you need to have a baby or betrayed by my body.
- Growing Money blogs a man pays cashier with 8,800 pennies!
- Tough Money Love writes thoughtful spending to save money.
- Realm of Prosperity declares it’s a new age in the job market.
- Banker Saver shows you how to get a free $100 with A New Chase Business Checking Account Gets You $100