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A Bastille Day 2013 Roundup

Money Mamba shared why if you’re Bad at Math? You’re Screwed. As JT offers, this may be stating the obvious, but a study recently was published showing that math skills correlate to sound financial decisions.

At Bargaineering, How Financially Literate are You? 5 simple questions, can you get a passing score or maybe all 5 correct?


Abigail asked if anyone else feels guilty using Groupons? She’s specifically referencing the local deals, restaurants or services that are available on Groupon deals. She has a kind heart to worry that she may be causing a loss for the seller of such deals. If I use a service and it’s a good experience, I’d plan to use that service again. For a restaurant, I’m careful to tip on the pre-Groupon cost. When you add drinks and maybe dessert, the restaurant made its money. A number of restaurants in my area seem to offer these deals again and again. I doubt they’d do this if they lose money on these deals.

At The Big Picture, Barry Ritholtz asked Is Gold Overdue for a Bounce? In one of the comments to this article, Barry quotes my gold article from last week. Honoured to be quoted by this financial author and frequent CNBC guest.

Next, The Main Reasons Why People Want To Quit Their Jobs. Sam explains, it’s not always about the money, and offers the real reasons people leave.

We’ll close this week with Darwin’s How Inflation Screws the Poor the Most a look at how inflation may help the well off, but the poor, not so much.

Have a great week.

  • Financial Samurai July 14, 2013, 7:04 am

    Thanks for the mention Joe. Hope all is well!

    The tweet you sent of the pic with a fish in your mouth and the sea lion was hilarious! Gotta out it up on the blog and make a post of it!


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