Archives For July 2006

Weekly Roundup

July 28, 2006

Here’s what’s going on in the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond: Continue Reading…

Smart Money’s August issue has Ten Things Your Gas Station Won’t Tell You. The two that got my attention: Continue Reading…

CHICAGO – Ignoring Mayor Richard Daley and risking the chance to attract giant retailers, the City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance that makes Chicago the nation’s biggest city to require big-box stores to pay their workers more.

According to this article, Chicago is going to force big-box stores to pay their employees $10 per hour plus $3 per hour in fringe benefits by July 1st, 2010. This is just pure idiocy Continue Reading…

OT: Is This Talent?

July 28, 2006

I saw this performance on America’s Got Talent while we were up in Kansas (click on “watch now” to watch the video). The harmonica player really gets on my nerves. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.

Here’s the question:

Do your relatives make contributions to your kids’ college savings account? If not, have you considered asking them to help out?

The reason I ask this is that my family loves to give gifts like toys and clothes but none of them like to make contributions to the college fund. I was just curious how you guys have approached this topic with grandparents (if you have).

The cover story of the August issue of Smart Money is about The World’s Greatest Investors. It’s an interesting read. I always enjoy reading their recommendations. All of these stocks (although I’m not recommending them as I don’t offer advice on this blog), with the exception of DR Horton, seem like pretty solid companies. My problem with DR Horton is the current housing market, which seems to be cooling. Anyway, here are their picks along with the price that was listed in the magazine: Continue Reading…

Check out this CNBC poll that asks the question: Continue Reading…