My apologies for not getting a Weekender to you all last week, I didn’t have time to step away and file. Accept my apologies – I’ll still have 51 roundups this year…
Links We Liked
- W at Offroad Finance described his favorite pastime on the internet, arguing, in terms that I have strangely said before (great minds!): sophisticated trolling. Actually, I think I heard it first from Cameron, who would post reasoned, well researched responses to trolls on CNN and YouTube.
- In the ‘sorry I wasn’t around to post it last week’ category, ADP from American Debt Project had a nice piece on eating healthy when shopping… anywhere. I have no arguments with anything on her list. Conspicuously absent? Grain based carbs (there are plenty of fruits). Well done.
- Nelson at Financial Uproar had an interesting piece on achieving Financial Independence (the first article in a series). I particularly liked his advice about searching for a financially-aligned spouse on the Intimate Encounters section of Craigslist. Let me know how that goes?
- OG at The Free Financial Advisor covered peak load pricing toll road schemes in the context of trading money for time – a fine trade, in many cases.
- Happy Birthday to our friend Paula at Afford Anything. Read her powerful article about learning important things accidentally!
- Control Your Cash highlights financial experts with verbosity problems. Actually, verbosity was always a problem in college. When Professors would assign papers with a minimum word count – at some point, you know students were competing with themselves to figure out the most wordy way to make the same point they just made. With the deadline approaching, enrollees of the class would spare no words in rewriting their conclusion inorder to inflate their word count. Papers with word count requirements became a competition to fit the most unnecessary words into a paragraph in order to inflate the word count and meet the requirements of the essay. (That’s enough of that – let’s hear it for brevity!)
- Free By 50 serves us the facts on Manufacturing – not the politically over the top “America’s manufacturing is the worst!” facts, but the actual facts – that US manufacturing sector’s output is still #2 in the world.
Links To Us, Two Weeks Of
- The Carnival of Wealth
- Another Carnival of Wealth
- The Carnival of Personal Finance
- 101 Centavos
- The Free Financial Advisor
- American Debt Project
- Len Penzo
- Timeless Finance (Twice)
- Money Mamba
- Care One Credit
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