After the Super Bowl in February, I’ve got a two month window to be productive before baseball starts. (It’s one of the benefits of not acknowledging college basketball as a sport). For the three of you who didn’t close their browser, this time of the year is the opposite… The past couple of weeks have had multiple Boston teams (Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox) playing at the same time. I’m not much of a Bruins or a Celtics fan until the playoffs and it’s not often that they both make it there.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) after the Bruins epic collapse, I’m down to the Celtics and Red Sox. By some measures that means I’ll be more productive this week. Unfortunately the Red Sox have their typical 5 hour games planned with the Yankees on Monday and Tuesday.
Let’s hope the Celtics can keep me unproductive for quite a bit longer. In the meantime here are some links for the rest of the weekend:
- Learn how to avoid giving gifts at work at Brip Blap.
- Digerati Life posts after I do my taxes, how does my tax return get processed?
- Frugal Dad says multi-generational households offer many benefits.
- Generation X Finance talks about setting your financial goals with a goal worksheet.
- Million Dollar Journey shares the art of tenant selection.
- Money Smart Life posts sell your house faster by fixing these problems.
- My Dollar Plan blogs when should you pay taxes on your 2010 Roth Conversion?
- The Sun’s Financial Diary says banks in schools are a great way to teach financial literacy.
Top PF Posts:
- Jim from Bargaineering shows you how to save money every month.
- Free Money Finance asks do you escrow?
- The Smarter Wallet looks into bartering vs haggling: how to get things for less money.
- Money Cone discusses how you can profit from this market crash.
- Free by 50 shares a frugal tip: capturing heat from clothes dryer.
- Get Rich Slowly presents grow your savings by paying in full.
- One Frugal Girl and a whopping credit card bill.
- Bill Eater asks are these six habits leading you towards bankruptcy?
- Mighty Bargain Hunter shares a six-pack of reasons not to buy in bulk.
- Well Heeled Blog says personal finance is not about money obsession.
- Debt Kid wonders how did I lose $300?
- DINKS Finance posts should couples combine their finances?
kosmo @ The Casual Observer says
Baseball season never ends – it just moves to different phases. The “off-season” features a lot of good ball in Latin America, as well arbitration and free agency. :)
Lazy Man says
I’ve heard that said about football. I buy into the theory for football, not so much for baseball.
Kosmo @ The Casual Observer says
There’s a lot of good football in Latin America during the offseason? I guess you learn something new every day.
The obvious solution is to renounce the foul Boston teams and embrace the good, pure and true: the Yankees, the Jets, and the Rangers. And, I guess, the Nets, Islanders, Devils and Giants, although I don’t care as much about them.
I’d like to insert a jab about the Magic over the Celtics here, but I don’t really care that much about the NBA. I guess I’d prefer the Celtics over the Lakers. That might be the only pro-Boston pick I’d make.
Thanks for the link ;)
Thank you for the link! Glad you liked the post.
Actually, any activity that ‘drains away production by individuals’ is great for the economy.
Not so great for a corporation’s p & l. But the bigget ones have been making historic amounts of money.
The sports fan production system works like this:
Fan a gets 20 hours of work done in a task that requires 40 hours. So that’s 20 hours of necessary work that doesn’t get done. That in turn leads to the affected corporation hiring, recruiting and training more peeps, reducing the amount of slackers in the economy. They in turn get paid, pay taxes, and pump up the economy.
Slam dunk, Party on all you organized sports fanatics. It’s patriotic, selfless, and if you would just forget about wearing those Cheesehead hats, and Monster Foam Fingers the cutural and artistic aesthetic would be served as well.