The details are important, but they’re not everything

Do you ever notice how on The West Wing, they say things like "send that to my office" and "take the meeting and fix it"? They don't say "my office is in room 314 and my assistant's name is Donna Moss and her extension is x4685." That's because as we get more experience, we don't worry about logistics as much. ...

New Carnival of Personal Finance…

...is up at AllThingsFinancial. Btw, I'm still alive and will have a bunch of new stuff up this week. Stay tuned!

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 ...

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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 ...