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- Another week in a carnival – noticing a trend? Our epic article debunking claims about home prices and interest rates, “Rooting for Price Increases and Low Interest Rates“, was hosted in the Carnival of Personal Finance by Wealth Informatics. It’s worth a visit to check out the detail work on the infographic – very nice.
- “What if Unemployment Benefits Were Structured as a Loan Instead of a Freebie?” – props to Darwin for asking the question. Although I contribute in California now, I know that UI sometimes (present experience proves it) pays out more benefits than the system take in. The problem with a loan – I don’t trust the government to administrate it.
- “100 Words On: Why the Most Valuable Monopoly Isn’t Boardwalk” – Len must be an awesome board gamer. If I land on Boardwalk, I’m still buying it! I wonder how the Boardwalk ‘Chance’ card factors into the odds?
- “Is it Cheaper to Be a Vegetarian?” – I’d be interested to see a breakdown per calorie. To be fair, a diet would have to fall around similar macronutrient lines as well. Personally, I eat lots of meat, and I know the cuts I choose aren’t the cheapest options – but ground meats, pork shoulders, and 7-bone roasts have a place in my heart (and my stomach) as well.
- “What Bills Do You Auto-Pay?” – Close to none, except the ones that give discounts for auto-pay, haha. I like to use credit cards to pay bills and capture the rewards.
- “How to Avoid Becoming House Rich and Cash Poor” – I bought a house, then spent a fair amount on fixing the problems with it. I think it’s a great idea to not think of it as an investment.
- “Your Take: Buffet Tax” – My take? Even Buffet can find a way around the Buffet Tax!