Personal Finance Review – Working Too Hard Edition

September 30, 2007

I hate working over the weekend!  I hate working over the weekend! Did I mention that working over the weekend sucks?  The end of every quarter is a busy time at my job and this quarter was worse than normal for my team so I was stuck there late Friday and spent all day Saturday working.  The bad thing about working over the weekend for salaried employees, other than wasting away a day of your life, is that you don’t get paid any extra for your effort.  It’s easy to see why the movie Office Space resonates with so many people.  I’m gonna need you to come in on Saturday……

Despite working too hard, I managed to find some time to catch up on a little personal finance reading this weekend.  Here are some that I enjoyed:

Give Me Some China. Give Me Some India. Give Me Some Chindia! @ Suns Financial Diary

The Causes and Consequences of the Subprime Mortgage Financial Crisis @ The Digerati Life

Where Exactly Is The “Pressure” To Spend? @ Money, Matter, & More

GM and the UAW Tentatively Agree on New Contract @ Generation X Finance

Dear Politicians, Please Adjust Roth IRA Limits for Areas of High Cost of Living @ Lazy Man & Money

8 Personal Finance Lessons I Learned From Monopoly @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

12 Investing Mistakes I’ve Made (and How You Can Learn From Them) @ Get Rich Slowly

Q&A: Dave Ramsey and Debt Reduction @ Five Cent Nickel

Giving Makes You Wealthier @ Free Money Finance

Thoughts on Maxed Out @ Mighty Bargain Hunter

33 Ways To Save Money And Reduce Debt: Illustrated Debt Snowball @ No Credit Needed

Today is Better Than the Day Before @ Brip Blap

NetBank Fails, Taken Over By FDIC and ING Direct @ My Money Blog

Downsizing Your Home to Save Money @ Blogging Away Debt

The One Hour Project: Construct Your Debt Snowball (Or Something Like It) @ The Simple Dollar

Thanks to Blunt Money for including Should Healthy People Pay Less for Health Insurance in the Carnival of Personal Finance and to PGA Auctions for hosting the Carnival of eBay Sellers and including the eBay Market Research post.


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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4 Responses to Personal Finance Review – Working Too Hard Edition

  • online payday loan

    Really great links dear.I personally like -Give Me Some China. Give Me Some India. Give Me Some Chindia! , great find.

  • used vans girl

    Thanks for the links I particularly liked the 12 investment mistakes. Good advice for those looking to invest 1st time and a kick up the bum to get my act in gear!!

  • Brip Blap

    Thanks for the link! And yes, “Office Space” does perfectly describe the modern corporate office worker’s life almost TOO perfectly…!


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