Interesting Links for August 8, 2009

by Kevin on August 8, 2009

This was a long week. For those of you that don’t know me really well, I finished my MBA program on Wednesday. It’s hard to believe two years has come and gone. It seems only yesterday that I was looking for a school, but I’m definitely happy to be done. I also stayed at work late last night working on a potentially big project.

But enough about me because there are a ton of great articles out there this week. Let’s get to it!

A great article going over the math behind how bad medical insurance can be in America. I’m not for government intervention in most areas and this is no different. But I found the article a very interesting read. The author details out how insurance want nothing more than to take your money and never pay it out to you. All insurance companies are designed to do this. (@ tauntermedia)

There are people earning full-time income as online poker players. One shares some of his experiences — of the ups and downs and how he handles the stress. I think this is fascinating and can’t wait to see the next post in the series. (@ Budgets are Sexy)

Moolanomy has a guest post from Dough Roller about investing in real estate. He’s writing from experience — investing in 5 homes and renting them out. This is something I definitely want to do in the future, but I keep getting stuck on the “it takes money to make money” part! (@ Moolanomy)

Frugal Dad ponders what the proper savings rate is. We are very blessed that when my commission income is as we expect it we save about 38% of our income. Of course most of the money were are saving is for specific things like a new car, future kid education, etc. But it is saving nonetheless. (@ Frugal Dad)

Lynnae has started home schooling her kids. Another area we are really interested in. Best of luck to you! (@ Being Frugal)

My Two Dollars gives some tips to increase your cash on hand. (Cash on hand is better than a hole in your pocket.) (@ My Two Dollars)

Is frugal the new black in our society? I think so. I hope it stays. And I hope our government takes it to heart… some day. (@ Debt Kid)

Valuing real estate is, well, difficult. Some tips on how to value real estate. (@ Four Pillars)

Did you know that a college degree is not a free ticket to a great job? There is much more that goes into getting your first job out of college. I see this day in and day out as a recruiter. (@ Cash Money Life)

The Obama administration are putting on their superhero capes and doing everything they can to stop a complete economic collapse in America. But do they really have to do something to save the economy? (@ Amateur Asset Allocator)

Cash for Clunkers gets another $2 billion in my tax dollars. Yup. Never going to see that money again. (@ Bible Money Matters)

Clean, organized, and understood finances help create a clean, relaxed mind. (@ Prime Time Money)

Personal finance can be complicated. Visual examples can make learning easier for some people. Here’s a visual guide: The Whole Armor of Personal Finance. (@ Debt Free Adventure)

The Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted at ChristianPF — another great blog out there.


Patrick August 8, 2009 at 9:06 am

Congrats on finishing your degree. 🙂

Bible Money Matters August 8, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Thanks for the link! Congratulations on finishing the program, that’s a big accomplishment!

Matt Jabs August 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Way to go! Although I made it all the way through getting my bachelor’s degree… college just was NOT for me. I commend you following through – nice work!

brooklynchick August 9, 2009 at 8:44 am

Congrats on finishing your degree!!!

Kevin August 10, 2009 at 6:00 am

Thanks for the congrats everyone. It’s been nice not having homework! 🙂

Four Pillars August 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Congrats on finishing the MBA – a great achievement.

Thanks for the link.

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