It’s October, and do you know what that means? Yes, baseball is finally almost over. The World Series can’t come and go fast enough as far as I’m concerned. Even though I really dislike the sport and the amount of coverage it gets, I decided to join a friendly fantasy baseball league with a bunch of other personal finance bloggers. I love fantasy sports, football in particular, so I figured what the heck.
Well, considering I know little about the sport, the teams, and the players, I was really going into it blind. But I’m always up for a little friendly competition, so it was worth a shot. Well, after many months of a season that seems to never end, the fantasy season is over and the results are in. Out of 9 bloggers, I came in 7th. I started off pretty strong, but couldn’t make any headway as things progressed. The teams and the final results are as follows (from 1st to last place):
- Lazy Man and Money
- Money Values
- Cash Money Life
- The Simple Dollar
- Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
- Generation X Finance
- Get Rich Slowly
- Prime Time Money
As part of the friendly wager, the winner gets five links to their site. Although, I’m not sure Lazy Man deserves any links since his team was full of garbage players that got lucky, I’ll still honor my end of the bargain. So, if you haven’t checked out his site before, here are five posts you definitely should read.
- Top 5 Paths to a Million Dollars
- 35 Tips to Save on Gas
- Seven Things You Must Do to Prepare for An Emergency
- Ten Things I Hate About Monster.com’s Job Search
- Is MonaVie a Scam? – Does MonaVie Work?
So congrats to Lazy for winning. Maybe come January I’ll challenge him to some fantasy golf and see how well he fares in that game So, on with the rest of the links for the week.
Investment Considerations in a Bear Market – Wondering what you should be doing with your investments in this volatile market? I’ve put together a few things to consider over at About.com.
Five Unique Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Household – Feeling the pinch of the struggling economy? You’re not alone. Here are five unique ways that you can help get through these tough times.
What Zecco Has Done to Improve Their Service: An Interview with Zecco Trading – If you haven’t heard, Zecco is a discount brokerage that offers free trades. But in the past, this has meant a sacrifice in service. Zecco has made some changes, and The Sun has an interview to highlight those improvements.
Have MBAs Been Devalued by the Crisis? – I abandoned my MBA pursuit even before all of this economic stuff hit the fan, but I think Brip Blap is on to something. An MBA just isn’t what it used to be.
10 Frugal Steps To Help You Survive A Tough Economy – If the five unique strategies to get through a recession wasn’t enough, here are 10 frugal steps you can take to help you make the most of these difficult economic conditions.
What Is Your Weakness? – This is always a good question to ask yourself. Everyone has weaknesses, and I can think of a few that certainly cost a little bit of money that could otherwise be spent elsewhere.
Money Tips for a Bad Economy: How to Spend Less and Save More – When money is tight, we’re always trying to find ways to spend less and save more, even though that can be somewhat difficult. Ben has put together a good list of things you should consider.
Real Estate Crash in Canada? – The real estate problems aren’t localized to America. It looks like our friendly neighbors to the north are also starting to see the effects of the real estate bubble and subsequent crash.
Three Ridiculous and Stupid Ideas that Save You Money – There are plenty of ways to save a few bucks, but some of the things on this list take the cake. I’m all for saving money, but sometimes you can go too far.
The Value of a Well-Placed Complaint – Don’t underestimate the value of a complaint. Of course, you don’t want to complain about everything, but if you have a legitimate beef, it can work out well for you.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.