Sep 15

Let’s start this week’s roundup at Mighty Bargain Hunter’s blog. He posted Money Smart Guide’s scariest money mistake. It’s great to learn from someone else’s mistakes and avoid making your own.

Next, Kristina at Dink’s Finance just saved me $10. In her Weekly roundup: Sugar Daddys, Apple and Unwinding for Free, she explained that the movie Jobs was just awful, and I’ll take her word for it. Too bad, it had potential. I guess I’ll catch it on DVD.

At Surviving and Thriving, Donna Freedman wrote Termination Dust, a piece on how she lost her writing gig with MSN money. It wasn’t personal, so did all the other finance writers, but I liked Donna and her writing. looking forward to finding her works at other sites.

Money 101: How to Measure and Track Wealth was the subject at Free Money Finance. People tend to focus on income, but as FMF points out, wealth is the key number to determine if one is rich or not.

At My Personal Finance Journal, Travis asked How Much Should Children Know About The Family Finances? A great question, one I often ponder, myself. How much do your kids know about your finances?

And we’ll wrap up the week with How Much to Budget: Do Household Budget Percentages Work, I like Andrea’s line “The only “rule” you should be following is that you do not spend more than you make.  All other budget decisions are up for debate” A budget is a tool to help guide but not so rigid that it can’t be adjusted along the way. A nice article which offered a sample budget that makes a great starting point.

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Dec 03

Friday’s numbers for unemployment, a drop from 9% to 8.6%, may have seemed good news, but it reflects a decrease in the labor force, over 300,000 people dropping out. Did the recession really end in June 2009?

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Sep 24

That’s what the President’s Job’s Plan is looking like, trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Apologies to Bullwinkle Moose.

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Jan 22

New claims for unemployment fell this past week, but the nature of these jobs goes unreported. Too many are grabbing work where they can, but at reduced incomes, and in many cases, part time work.

Joe

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Jan 15

There were many political cartoons this week that referenced the Tucson shooting. I think artists have a right to voice their opinions, I just didn’t find any appropriate. My prayers are with the victims and their families.

Now, this one stuck out as I filled my gas tank and hit $50 again. Haven’t seen that in a while.

Joe

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