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A Mega Potato Round Up

It’s that time of year again, graduation time. And that’s why today’s round up starts with The Most Important Piece of Financial Advice for College Graduates. I’m not going to spoil the punchline, but I will say, I agree with the article’s advise, and college grad or not, you’ll be a bit wiser for reading it as well.


Above is an image of the new sized fries that are soon to be sold in Japan. It weighs in at 350 grams (just over 3/4 lb) and will sell for 490 Yen ($5 or so). Rumor has it that Mayor Bloomberg is already planning a to launch a pre-emptive strike, writing a law limiting the size of a portion of fries that can be sold in New York City.

The Weakonomist asked Has The Recession Made Us More Informed About Economics? I was asking a similar question after the crash of 2000. And of course I remember the banking crisis of the early ’80s, you know, the Resolution Trust Corp? But I digress. We’ll see if this generation learns any of lessons the prior ones missed.

Next, the Debt Princess tell us What NOT to Do: Live in Denial. It seems the Princess has made a few mistakes and she’s working to right size her financial life. Jessica writes from the heart, and writes in the hope that her story will help others to avoid the mistakes that she’s made. An article that might help you look at your own choices more closely.

Kay Bell offered her take on the Senate’s Inquisition of Apple’s Tim Cook at Apple lauded on Capitol Hill at hearing about its low U.S. taxes. Kay’s not quite as sympathetic to Apple as I am, but I offer her article as a counterpoint to my opinion, and because Crossfire is no longer on the air.

As much as I love a bargain, and often fill a space in the closet with half price laundry soap or TP, it’s good to know What NOT to stock up on in your stockpile! An excellent tutorial at Couple Money on the items you should buy with caution.  I agee with the caution on buying too much fish, meat, etc, so keep an eye on your supermarket sales cycle, usually six weeks from one chicken sale to the next.

And to wrap up the week, at Money Under 30, Can In-Store Health Clinics Save You Money? I’ve found the Minute Clinic at CVS to be a great service, a time saver for me and a savings on the system. No need to go to my doctor’s office for a flu shot. Have you visited your local drug store clinic?

  • Free Money Minute May 26, 2013, 8:09 am

    $5 is greasy fries. Sounds good, although I am not sure your heart will agree.

  • KC @ genxfinance May 29, 2013, 6:34 am

    Wow, that fries size is huge. I love them but I know my limit. Thanks for the good reads.

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