Best Personal Finance Writing – Week 14

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Spring is officially here because baseball has kicked off. My St. Louis Cardinals shamed the Miami Marlins on opening day in their new funpark.

All around the league the starting pitching has been dominant, so I predict a great season. It’s also the first year of the new playoffs system, so we’ll see how that works out.

Do you guys follow Major League Baseball?

My daughter has started soccer for the year and I’m looking forward to that. She also discovered the public library (as did my wife), and she’s in heaven. “You mean I get to keep these books for two weeks then I can bring them back and get more?” It’s fun to watch her become a big kid at age 7.

In other news our Subscribing Pays $50 Cash Giveaway is coming along nicely. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed and helped promote the giveaway. We will have the drawing next week so STAY TUNED TO YOUR INBOX FOR THE LINK TO LEAVE AN ENTRY COMMENT.

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  • Karl at Cult of Money kicks off the baseball season by running his money plan through Spring Training, just like the players.
  • Kevin at Invest is Wisely shares his rough ride getting started working for himself. I love personal stories, and this one is a good read.
  • At Coffee and Warm Showers, a site I’ve recently discovered, Eric shares the 10 Life Mantras that helped change his life. Good stuff here.
  • The Financial Blogger asks a great question: should we save money in our 20s?
  • Wealth isn’t necessarily about money, and at Money Crashers, we learn 5 Ways to Feel Wealthy.


As usual I was featured in some carnivals this week:



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  1. I can’t say I’m a baseball fan. I’m more into hockey, football, soccer and basketball. So yeah pretty much anything but baseball :) Are the people in St. Louis getting more excited about hockey these days now that their team is near the top of the standings?
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    • Yeah, hockey is pretty big in STL. Blues were great for 25 years then fell off after the strike. Nice to see them getting their legs back.

  2. Of course I’m a fan of baseball, I’m from STL!
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  3. I’m also a fan of that 5 Ways to Feel Wealthy post. Those methods beat the “bathing in pennies” option I’ve tried. Not as much fun or as wealthy-feeling.
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    • Bathing in pennies is fun, but then you smell like metal for a few days. I hate that smell.

      Thanks for reading, Joe!

  4. Thanks for including me in the round-up. I think baseball appeals to us nerds, as the stats in baseball are unmatched. And Jeremy, Seattle may get a hockey team in the next few years, so perhaps at some point Vancouver will have some competition.
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    • That would be interesting – a hockey team in Seattle. Baseball is the perfect American sport – it’s so hard and the best only succeed a third of the time.

      • I’d like the hockey team, but I don’t need the basketball team that would come with it. Given that Seattle already has so many teams to support, I’m not sure we could handle another two. We that the Mariners (baseball), Sounders (soccer), Seahawks (football), and Huskies (college football, basketball, etc.). Who knows.
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  5. Thank you for the inclusion! I’ll keep the stories coming. :)
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  6. Those are some nice blogs John, I am a regular visitor to them.

    I do not follow Baseball but we play a very similar game, cricket in India. Its lot of fun :)

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