$105 million in one day?

Found on Reddit a while ago: Insider Filings - GATES WILLIAM H III (Microsoft) 16-Nov-06 1,000,000 MSFT Sale at $29.20 - $29.54 per share. (Proceeds of about $29,370,000) 15-Nov-06 1,000,000 MSFT Sale at $29.11 - $29.35 per share. (Proceeds of about $29,230,000) 14-Nov-06 1,000,000 MSFT Sale ...

If I were a bank, here’s how I’d deal with overdraft fees

Overdraft fees make me want to cover myself in bird seed and stand in front of a toucan cage while duct-taped to the ground. One overdraft fee at your neighborhood Wells Fargo zeroes out your interest for the entire year, and makes you hate your bank even more than you already do. Is that even possible? Anyway, here's an interesting ...

Food and personal finance are similar (part 2)

Earlier this month, I wrote how food and personal finance are similar. Now check out a few excerpts from yesterday's New York Times Magazine article on nutrition, which also has lots of parallels to money: Humans deciding what to eat without expert help — something they have been doing with notable success since coming down out of the trees — is seriously ...

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Conscious spending: How my friend spends $21,000/year on going out

A few weeks ago, a couple of friends and I were talking about where we want to travel this year, and one of them said something that surprised me. "You probably wouldn't approve, but I want to go to the Caribbean this year." Huh? Why wouldn't I approve? I thought about this in a pensive stare for many moments, taking ...

A lot of people want to be rich and I am revolted/happy

From the New York Times: According to the Census Bureau’s 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States, most college freshmen in 1970 said their primary goal was to develop a meaningful life philosophy. In 2005, by contrast, most freshmen said their primary goal was to be comfortably rich. Well, on one hand that makes me disgusted, but it's sure ...