Hello again, loyal readers. Something to share: we won Totally Money’s October Social Butterfly Award, an honor because we only had Twitter for half of October! Here’s some fun with math for you… if a jump from 20 to 30 is a 50% increase, what’s a jump from 0 to 31?
Time to hit you with another update from around the internet as DQYDJ got our 35st Twitter follower and submitted to a few carnivals. No fancy graphics in this one, so feel free to hang out in your reader and email. I’ll bug you with some graphics next post!
Carnivals and Featured Links
- “Should Art and Psychology Majors Pay Higher Student Loan Rates?“ was an editor’s pick over at Control Your Cash‘s Carnival of Wealth. I also want to highlight their hilarious post on Credit Card companies.
- “Avoiding 401(k)s: Bypassing The Worst Financial Decision Possible” was featured in the Carnival of Personal Finance at Sustainable Personal Finance. Go visit!
- I contributed DQYDJ’s first ever guest post to our friends at The Frugal Toad. Control click this link to “Cut the Cord: Can You Survive Without a Landline?“. They also featured a link to “Should Art and Psychology Majors Pay Higher Student Loan Rates?“.
- “Should Art and Psychology Majors Pay Higher Student Loan Rates?” also drew links from Net Worth Protect, Boomer & Echo, Totally Money, and Financial Uproar. Thanks for the link love all, here’s a little back from a PR 2 site (hah!).
- I also contributed DQYDJ’s second ever guest post to Net Worth Protect! Make sure to read “Easy A: Debt Ratings Don’t Matter, Yields Do” when you get a chance. (See? I’ve been busy!)
- The Novel Investor wrote a nice post entitled “Looking Into the November Crystal Ball” which featured our article “Inflation In the US: What’s The Market Telling Us?“. Don’t Quit Your Day Job: spanning the gap between readable and wonky since May 2009!
Our Featured Links
Because reading is good for you!
- “The Real Story Behind “Rising” U.S. Income Equality” – setting aside the fact that the Gini coefficient is sort of a mathematical joke (more on that later), Ironman (one of our favorite authors, and not just because of his help with our calculators) rips apart the consensus on what’s causing the rise in household income inequality. Certainly a must read.
- Great stuff from J$ at Budgets are Sexy. Here are two super interesting pieces: “How to be a Phone Sex Operator” and “The Best Day to Sell Your House“.
- “The Case of the Shrinking Food Package” – Good stuff, especially in the comments.
- “I Don’t Know What Percentage I Am” – We like Andrea’s posts. That includes this one. To spoil the discourse, remember “you’re unique, just like everyone else.” (You are the .00000000000014 percent of the world).
- “Companies Hiring Right Now: Christmas 2011 Seasonal Jobs” – Handy list for seasonal employment. To those who know me personally and have asked where you can find seasonal employment… someone did the heavy lifting for me!
- “Money Fail: Spending to Impress” – Too bad the series is coming to an end! Powerful anecdote this time from Bret.