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Weekly Blog Roundup II: Middle Class, Investing in Yourself, and Jai Rodriguez

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In case you missed them, I’ve picked out a few excellent articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork that were published last week, as well as a few from other blogs. I’ve now split my weekly roundup into two posts, spaced within a few days of each other, because there are many articles I’d like to highlight. Please read these when you get a chance.

How Do You Define Middle Class? Free Money Finance offers MSNBC’s definition, but how do you define this particular socio-economic term? For me, the term doesn’t rest with absolute income limits; an annual $100,000 means two different things in New York City and Kentwood, Michigan.

Eight Ways to Invest in Yourself. Mighty Bargain Hunter presents some suggestions for creating an Income Plan B, including blogging and learning a second language. Perhaps a combination of the two would be sehr intéressant, sí?

Busy Days for NCN. No Credit Needed outlines his new will, life insurance policy, and new van. It sounds like someone is getting something done.

Priviledged Information. Tired but happy is on the board of directors of her son’s school, and now has access to extremely personal information belonging to the families of the school’s students. The data could be dangerous in the wrong hands. In a previous job, I had access to the salary and bonus information of several hundred of my company’s employees, and it was tempting to use that information for negotiation purposes. Rather, I ignored it, as it was depressing to look at.

Ten Money Questions for Jai Rodriguez. I saw Jai in Rent many years ago and met him in person when I made it to the second round in auditions for the second season of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. (It would have been cool to have my home redecorated.) Here, Queercents asks Jai about appreciating the arts on a budget, good dates in New York, and money’s role in relationships.

Updated December 20, 2011 and originally published October 29, 2007.

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