First, it’s not the same when the home team, in my case, the Patriots, aren’t in the game. I don’t have any emotional interest in the outcome, but still, I watch. Not for the football, but for the commercials. 1984. It was the Washington Redskins and the LA Raiders. I’ll admit, I didn’t remember this, I Googled it. What I do remember is the Apple commercial. When you can remember a commercial nearly thirty years later, you know they did something right.
At The Finance Buff, my friend Harry Sit described Debit Card Discounts vs Credit Card Rewards. An interesting analysis for those who want to squeeze every last cent out their potential card rewards.
At Monevator, the Investor offers Congratulations if you stayed the course with shares. He’s warned not to get frightened out of the market and time has proven that to be sage advice.
At Money Infant, the question is Are You Frugal or Just Plain Cheap? Something to ponder if your goal is to be be frugal, but sometimes get to close to crossing that line.
Mike Piper at The Oblivious Investor answers the ago old question – What to Do with a Lump Sum? An insightful article with a link to a Vanguard study from last year.
And, in case you missed it, I recently authored my first guest post at Blocktalk, the H&R Block Blog. How to Change Your W-4 Withholdings to Maximize Your Tax Refund. Most people treat their W-4 as a “set it and forget it.” If your refund or your tax due in April is too high, check out the article and get to know your W-4 again.