I suffered from a nasty batch of food poisoning yesterday that I believe was brought on by food poisoning from a cold cut sandwich I ate for lunch on Wednesday. It’s the only thing that I ate differently than my wife and my son that day, and it came on with a huge violent rush and then went away. Anyway, I threw out our mayonnaise just in case.
Give It A Rest, or The Personal Financial Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep I often operate on less than average sleep and sometimes I feel groggy if I get what is defined as a normal night’s sleep. However, I do note that I seem to be more prone to consumerism when I haven’t slept much at all. (@ wise bread)
Is David Bach’s Math Misleading? In short, real estate leverage is overstated. What? People who talk about tremendous returns on real estate might be cooking the books a bit? Surely not! (@ money, matter, and more musings)
Fear of Throwing Money Away Keeping You From Quitting? Not really; the biggest factors keeping me from quitting right now are concerns about the sustainability of my other sources of income as well as the fact that I like what I do the majority of the time. Of course, retirement matching is another carrot I’ll hate to lose. (@ consumerism commentary)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Emergency Funds: How and Why You Should Get Started Right Now If you don’t have a cash emergency fund, that is the next personal finance move you should make. In fact, unless you’re paying off loan shark type debt, you should focus on building up a cash emergency fund.