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Weekly Roundup

Friday, July 28th, 2006

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

Ten Things Your Gas Station Won’t Tell You

Friday, July 28th, 2006

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

Chicago is Raising Minimum Wage to $13

Friday, July 28th, 2006

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 […]

OT: Is This Talent?

Friday, July 28th, 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.

JLP’s Question of the Day – Kids and Money

Friday, July 28th, 2006

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 […]

The World’s Greatest Investors – Their Picks

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

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 […]

Geez, I Just Don’t Understand People

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Check out this CNBC poll that asks the question:

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