For a few more days, I will be running a contest to give away a new copy of Quicken Basic 2007 to a random winner. Entering is simple: just leave a comment here!
I’ve taken the upcoming week off from work (the “day job”) to coincide with my girlfriend’s break from teaching. We had a fun day in New York City today, involving a walk through the Museum of Sex, a visit to Top of the Rock, and finally, after several months of delay, a trip to a music store carrying a wide selection to pick up a Martin D-15 acoustic guitar.
Here’s what was happening in the blogosphere this past week.
Blueprint for Financial Prosperity shared an informative introduction to 529 Education Savings Plans. Free Moey Finance agrees with Ben Stein regarding the stock market being a better investment that real estate. I agree as well, and my thoughts warranted interesting discussion.
Mighty Bargain Hunter has some tips for making money off the U.S. Mint’s new releases, but it ain’t easy. All Financial Matters is critical of Dave Ramsey’s illogical advice.
Makingourway wonders if collectibles could be considered an asset class. The Frugal Duchess tells us how to get the best salary deal. By the way, I was awarded a 4.7% raise (most likely high compared to the rest in my department) and about a 7% bonus (my possible range is 0% to 9%). I’m satisfied, but (a) I’m not too concerned with little increases when I can work harder at other, non-day-job projects and increase my earnings significantly faster, and (2) I think I could probably get a promotion within the next year.
Updated December 28, 2017 and originally published February 18, 2007.