Oh, soccer (America’s sixth favorite sport!).
For a game that I enjoyed so thoroughly growing up, you try your hardest to alienate me with the flopping and acting aspect of the game. I value a good match more than a good flop (The US already has the best actors in the world in Hollywood).
Also of note, we’ve updated the data on your two favorite calculators, the S&P 500 Reinvestment Calculator and the Treasury Return Calculator. We fixed a bug in the Treasury Return calculator which caused it to wrongly calculate the months remaining on a bond. Go look at the new data!
To cap it off, we received some wonderful feedback this week:
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your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and
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Apologies to the folks I’ve harmed with my creative spelling over the years.
Another note: listen to us on the Stacking Benjamins podcast, still the number one finance podcast of all time (including the future).
Links We Liked!
- MM@ SaveSpendSplurge sent us this article about boomerang kids moving home and, well, it’s an amazing one. From the archives, make sure you also read the classic story of the $100,000 student loan balance also from the New York Times. (See the antepenultimate paragraph for the lede!)
- Also, note her glasses breaking-and-buying story. We’ve got contacts here – the two week variety, so “all” our glasses are backups. I have a set of $200s, and a couple from Zenni Optical, and they’ve survived me stepping on them, so I can recommend them for those folks shopping around. No comments for those who wear them all the time!
- Our friend Pauline at Reach Financial Independence claims she’ll never be an uber-successful blogger – but we already lump her in as a successful one – she’s got folks (like us) that like to follow her stuff. And isn’t that the sign of success in this weird hobby of ours – people you’ve never met in person want to read what you’ve got to say? (Hey, it helps our collective ego!)
- I’ll let our friend the Makin’ Sense Babe explain exactly what’s so weird about this whole American Apparel thing. BONUS: Prisoner’s dilemma joke!
- Burbed brings the breaking news as South RBA median home prices creep ever closer to seven digits. And, yes, as they note: Santa Clara County includes Gilroy (which is a nice town – just a bit distant).
- Len Penzo with another great (guest) post on energy efficiency. The PK household has almost completely made the LED switch on our lights (for one, especially once Monoprice started carrying bulbs, haha) – everything except the 100Ws in the garage. Although, there are some 100W LED replacements I’ve seen… hmm…
- Nelson at Financial Uproar argues Fashion isn’t an Investment. He’s right, it’s not for most of you – and wouldn’t be for a typical engineer (maybe for Cameron, but he’s a finance guy). But, depending on what your motivations it might be and assuming you can still fit in the fine clothes you purchase while making the “it’s an investment” excuse – I don’t see many C-level executives wearing graphic T-Shirts. (But maybe that’s just my excuse for having a well stocked closet… and more than one suit, haha?)