There is nothing so fine as a finely ironed shirt

Apart from my love of Ramen noodles, pens, personal finance, and viral marketing, I have a not-so-secret love of ironing. My goal is to iron the creases so sharply that they'll cut your face. I have been searching for a business model for this skill of mine. Some of my friends suggested putting together a quick Web site showing people ...

Maybe real estate isn’t such a good investment

One of my favorite things is reading an article that takes some fundamental assumption we all make, calmly demolishes it with data and statistics, and then handily concludes like Jackie Chan would after beating someone's ass. Last week, the NYTimes ran such an article. The housing boom of the last five years has made many homeowners feel like very, very ...

Carnival of Personal Finance is up

Good posts up--check it out.

Trick I use when I make unexpected money

Here's a trick whenever I make some unexpected money. I've had a lot going on lately, so I've been having to transfer money to a bunch of different accounts. Sometimes I'll "borrow" from one of my accounts and promise to pay it back to myself, etc. Anyway, I made some unplanned money in the last couple of weeks, which was ...

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Carnival of the Capitalists is up

This week's Carnival of the Capitalists is online. Lots of great articles there!

Bottled water is stupid

I have detested bottled water since their popularity in the late 90s, when people started walking around with bottles as if they couldn't find potable water WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF ANYWHERE. Now I have some data to back up my disgust: Ounce for ounce, it costs more than gasoline, even at today's high gasoline prices; depending on the brand, it ...