I had a schizophrenic week, from a sports perspective. My Braves lost to SF Giants in 4 heartbreaking, nail-biting, ulcer generating games. But then my Noles, and my Dawgs came through on Saturday.
I lost my steak dinner bet with Financial Samurai, on the Braves/Giants series, but don’t tell him, it will be a tax deduction….He said he would wait till the next time I am on the Left Coast. Maybe early 2011.
Any nursing groups out on the West Coast need a speaker, holler, as we say in the south…
Personal Finance Course For Nurses
I have been busy working on my “Basics in Personal Finance Course” for nurses for the last 6 months. It is finally shaping up. It is tough to get used to seeing and hearing yourself on video, but hey-if Earnest Borgnine can make a living on film for 93 years, maybe I have hope.
You will be hearing more about that here soon!
And for a few good reads, here is a list of Personal Finance Bloggers for you to get to know-good writing, and good thinking-a great combo!
The Mighty Bargain Hunter writes about provider networks, dentistry and money. As open enrollment is here for many, time to pay attention to this stuff! And welcome to the Yakezie Challenge, MBH!! He was one of the first personal finance bloggers, to give me the time of day, when I first started, and I will always be grateful!!!
Barbara at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance has a ten step plan to investing, she also has a new investing e-book out-FREE. Check it out!
20s Money has an interesting take on inflation/deflation and its effects on stock prices. With the dollar going down, stock price increases have to be taken with a grain of salt, (or maybe a gram of gold). I still prefer to see my portfolio go up in value, just saying.
Khaleef at Faithful With a Few, answers 5 questions about his relationship with money this week, and promises to continue weekly. This being an exercise to identify any issues with money that are not immediately obvious. A great way to be introspective.
First Generation American, has a thoughtful post on our wise older relatives, who sometimes use their past experiences in a negative way!
There is nothing like putting your weekly spending on your blog, for all the world to see to keep you accountable-so go check out the Girl With the Red Balloon-plus she is a twittering fool! (in a good way!)
Kevin, at Invest It Wisely, has a Get Out of the Rat Race Post-always interesting to read different takes on it.
Jesse, at Personal Finance Firewall, writes about his recent night out and the bad service, that kinda ruined the evening. (Check out my post that encourages this, for a lot of good reasons:)
I have had a few similar experiences, and always wonder what is best. My son was a server in his former life, and since, I have always tipped 20% unless the service is atrocious. And he had many folks, who ate the meal, then complained, just to get a discount….
Danielle, at Danielle Liss writes about shopping addiction, and a near miss. She can’t decide if she is a personal finance blogger, just a blogger, or a publicity seeking attorney-so I will just call her a friend!
Hope you guys have a great week. Now-who do I root for- the Phillies or the Giants? Not sure I can make myself root for either one….so may just watch football, during my 10 minutes of leisure time this week!