I made some bananas Foster for dessert last night, something that impressed my wife with the ease of cooking it. All you have to do is put half a stick of butter, a cup of brown sugar, and a half teaspoon of cinnamon in a bowl together, mix it until it’s consistent, then cut four bananas lengthwise. Put all of it in in a frying pan, stir and cook it over medium-high heat until the bananas just begin to turn brown, then stop stirring and slowly add the half cup of rum on top of the mixture. Let it sit for about twenty seconds, then tip the pan so that the rum just touches the hot part of the pan – whoosh! a bit of flame! Then just put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a bowl, put a half-banana from the pan beside it, then spoon some of the sauce on top of the banana and ice cream. Great dessert, everything’s cheap except for the rum, easy to make, and the flame will impress people. (Sorry, I just had to give into my cooking desires here).
Why You Spend And Save The Way You Do: The Science Behind Money Behaviors An interesting look at psychological reactions and an attempt to differentiate between a frugal person, a spendthrift, and a tightwad. (@ the digerati life)
Is It Better To Buy A Stock Before Or After It Splits? I think it’s all psychological – Jeremy seems to agree with this assumption. (@ generation x finance)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Individual Business Cards: When Are They Appropriate And Are They Worth The Money? This is a really worthwhile question to think about for people in self-employment situations or those with side businesses. For me, they’ve been useful.