[ThreeThriftyGuys] We’ve done this story before, but in case you missed it, here’s a refresher from a different source. The answer to the question “Is rent-to-own ever a good idea?” is a resounding “no.” Check out this post for the reasons why, and for reasons why the same logic might apply to many other financed purchases, whatever the source.
[Wealthy Turtle] This post took me back to the first house I bought with a pool. It was in Tucson, Ariz., back in 1978. At the time I thought pools were, to quote the Beverly Hillbillies, “cement ponds” that required little maintenance. Boy, was I wrong.
This post is about a small, $250 above-ground pool, but still illustrates that while you’re soaking in that pool, it’s soaking up major money in chemicals, accessories and electricity.
[Yes I Am Cheap] This was an interesting post concerning a Chili’s server and baseball star Melky Cabrera. Cabrera apparently left a 13 percent tip not long after landing a $16 million contract. The server was so offended, she took to social media to call Cabrera a cheapskate. She later removed the mentions, but the controversy remains. So check out the post and weigh in.
What wasn’t mentioned but should have been, at least in my opinion: The question isn’t really, “Should rich people tip more?” After all, servers can’t tell if you’re rich. The question really being asked here is, “Should famous people tip more?”
[20s Finances] When I complained about my various jobs as a young man, from McDonald’s to pumping gas, my father was fond of saying, “That’s why they call it work!” I understand why he said it: He worked for the federal government. But that’s really a dumb way to rationalize a bad job.
You’re already spending a third of your life sleeping. Don’t spend another third of it doing something you hate. That’s the topic of this post, and it’s a good one. Check it out.
[Wise Bread] I’m a neat-freak. It’s hard for me to focus when my desk, room or house is a mess. If you’re like me, but live with someone who isn’t, here’s a nice list of reasons that might help persuade that other person to straighten up. Among them: creating good karma and extra cash by donating or selling your stuff, finding stuff you forgot you had, and eliminating storage bills. Read the post for more.
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