The Super Bowl starts in some 45 minutes as I start to type this. When I was watching the Patriots beat the Cardinals by 40 points in week 16, I couldn’t have imagined they’d make it this far. As a Patriots fan, I don’t really have words to describe how it feels to have your team finish 11-5, beat the 9-7 team in the Super Bowl by 40 points, and not have the opportunity to play in any postseason games. I’ll just say that it seems to diminish the value of the game in my mind. (Did that sound too bitter?)
As far as how this game is going to go, I see the Steelers winning big. Though I used to like the Steelers quite a bit, if they win, some may throw around the dynasty word if they win. I can’t root for that while the Patriots are already Las Vegas favorites to win next year’s Super Bowl. So I’m going to root for the Cardinals.
Beyond the game itself, look for some good 1 second commercials from the delivery guys of Miller High Life. Though I’m not a fan of the beer itself, I love how they embrace frugality. With the economy in the dumps now, it’s good to know that they’ve been pitching frugality before it was “the new cool.” With that in mind let’s look at some personal finance links from earlier this week:
- Brip Blap writes on the topic of the myth of the parent that NEEDS to work.
- Frugal Dad explains Vampire Power and how it’s sucking money from your wallet.
- New Jersey bill to require personal finance 101 for high school seniors reports Generation X Finance.
- Million Dollar Journey presents the Federal Budget 2009: personal opinion and highlights.
- Digerati Life asks how much debt do you have? Calculate your debt to income ratio!
- Are you in need of insurance policies 101 – understanding insurance policies and claims by Money Smart Life?
- My Dollar Plan advises to use your credit cards to avoid cancellation.
- Did you know where you shop could hurt your credit score and credit limits? Learn more at the Sun’s Financial Diary.
More Financial Posts:
- Consumer Commentary writes about investing ethically.
- Five Cent Nickel warns beware the going out of business liquidation sale.
- Free Money Finance presents ten simple ways to make your boss think you’re brilliant (and indispensable).