linklings, michael jackson passed away edition
I had to mention Michael Jackson. Flexo will explain why. It is one of those watershed pop-culture moments, whether you like him or not. I am a fan of Elvis, and 32 years after his death people are still mooney about him. I liked Thriller – who didn’t. He was around even before that, with albums like Off The Wall. I remember vividly skating around the rollerskating rink in my hometown while Rock With You droned on. It was one of those not-quite-fast, not-quite-slow songs where you wondered whether you should do singles skating or try and get a girl to hold hands while you stumbled around the rink. Good times, whatever else you can say about the guy, I guess. A few links for the weekend:
Poor Money Choices Ruined My Parents’ Life: Yikes. Not much positive here, except that she overcame her parents’ poor choices.
- Worst Case Scenario – How Long Will Your Savings Last?
- Student Loan Rates Will Drop to All Time Low
- Interview With Mr. Credit Card On Personal Finance and Silicon Valley
- What Can You Expect to See on Your Credit Reports?
- This Seems Like a Bad Idea to Me
- Reader Question: I Don’t Have Much Savings So Can I Use Unused Credit as an Emergency Fund?
And a few interesting links from some blogs I haven’t linked to as often…
- What’s Wrong with The Millionaire Next Door: Interesting take on a book I like, a lot. I agree that it’s dry and drifts off into uninteresting areas – too much time wasted on the question of cars, for example. Yet I find it’s a good book in terms of thinking about what a millionaire looks like, rather than what we might THINK a millionaire looks like.
- Emergency: This Book Could Save Your Life (Neil Strauss) – Review
- I’m not a dog person, but I’m always willing to listen to someone else’s opinion… I wouldn’t own a dog since that, on top of two toddlers, would seem like a terrible burden, but I understand why other people might enjoy having a dog.
- 3 Things that Could Cost You Your Dream House: It never hurts to be vigilant. Pay attention to the details.
- DIY: Getting Dirty with Square Foot Gardening: I aspire to gardening but we got to Florida a bit too late for planting anything this year, unfortunately.
Photo by Alan Light