Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Links

Andrea at So Over Debt posted today about how if you don't like your bank, it might be your own fault.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but I'm amazed at how cavalier people are in regards to banking fees.

Shopping Detox questioned whether cats, dogs, or babies are the best frugal choice.  What she listed concerning possible cost saving for babies is pretty funny (in that children may provide a return on investment by growing up and providing for you in your old age).

Thousandaire reminded us to claim our earned charitable tax deductions.  As much as I love to pay extra taxes, I think I might just take his advice this year.

Nelson, beloved internet contrarian at Financial Uproar, suggested that our society needs to rethink weddings.  From a financial standpoint, his arguments are pretty sound.  From a, you know, sentimental standpoint, well ... the jury is out.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter listed some ways to create passive income.  And here, I thought the only was to create "pass"-ive income was to be either an NFL quarterback or wide receiver.  Zing!

Saving Advice had a list of 67 free or cheap hobbies.  My favorite one was "saving money," although I suspect that might get expensive in the long run (it's a real money pit, as far as I'm concerned).

Finally, Daily Money Shot cheekily (!) provided a porn star's guide to managing money.  My favorite out-of-context quote?  "It’s not profitable for anyone for these men and women to join a movie only to find out later on that they won’t do that."


Jana @ Daily Money Shot said...

Thanks for including me! I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter said...

Thanks a bunch for the inclusion. Great football joke. Go PATS!!

Bryan said...

Jana: Happy to include you!

Miss T: While I'm a San Diego fan, and thus, not much of a fan of either team this year, I too am pulling for the Pats.