Some interesting links I’ve been reading lately (rich people, vapid people, funny CEOs)
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How to get started investing with just a few dollars. Jonathan Clements of the Wall Street Journal is one of the best personal finance writers today.
Splitting the check amongst a big party is never fair. A situation I encountered more in college, but still sometimes today.
Personal responsibility is the cornerstone of financial literacy. I don’t agree with all of it, but it’s an interesting perspective on personal finance.
New Schwab checking account that made me fall out of my chair. Wow. If this writeup of Schwab’s new checking account is true, goodbye Wells Fargo. “4.25% interest, no monthly service charges or minimum deposit requirements. Customers can use a debit card at virtually any ATM and Schwab will automatically rebate the fees. Paper checks and electronic bill payments are free.” If anyone has opened this account, please leave a comment.
New York Times article about how companies raise prices for bigger food portions. Fascinating economics. In a hilarious quote recently, Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, shared his thoughts on healthy eating. “My opinion is that the media is the main supporter of healthy eating. We’re certainly not hearing it from our customers,” he said. “And [surveys] show that while consumers say they want to eat healthier, what they actually want is a big juicy burger.” Hahahaha.
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