Saturday Weigh In and Links

by Mike Holman

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Weight today was 179.0 pounds – no change from last week.

Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted by Paid Twice – an upbeat debt reduction blog. She featured Mr. Cheap’s post “Saying no is hard to do” in her Superbowl edition.

Festival of Frugality was hosted by Being Frugal – a frugal type of blog. My book review on the Two Income Trap was included in her competing Superbowl edition.

Gather Little by Little
wrote a great article on how to buy a new car. I’ve always been the kind of person who is a pretty easy mark for a good salesperson. I’ve been working on not being that mark, but the result is that now I don’t trust a single thing anybody who I don’t know says to me. :)

In keeping with the shady practices theme – Thicken My Wallet wrote a great piece on deceptive sales practices which of course also really hit close to home for me. I need to tape this to my front door (both sides).

The best advice from TMW’s column was “A GOOD CON HAPPENS QUICKLY- ASK A CON TO BE PATIENT AND THEY WILL USUALLY DISAPPEAR”.

Pinyo from Moolanomy had his monthly “Ask The Expert with Larry Swedroe” column – I have to say that Larry Swedroe really knows what the heck he is talking about. I’ve been asking him questions over the last couple of months and I think he is worthy of my questions :) If anyone out there has any investment style questions that they want answered by someone who actually know what they are talking about (vs the yahoos that write on this blog) then feel free to submit any questions you want.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Glblguy From Gather Little by Little

Thanks for including my article! Have lots more great tips and info coming in part 2 next week!

2 Four Pillars

Gibble – I’ll be looking forward to that!

Mike

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