The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Food Poisoning Edition

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.

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  1. paula says:

    For someone who was ill yesterday, you were certainly prolific at the computer!

  2. Bill says:

    It’s not the mayo, but likely the meat that made you sick.

  3. Mardee says:

    I honestly believe that if everyone got enough sleep, they would solve half of their own problems automatically. I not only have a tendency to overspend when I’m tired, but I overeat, don’t exercise, and in general, am not productive with either work or my own personal life.

    One thing I try to do (I don’t always succeed) is to get off the computer at night – working on the computer tends to get my brain cells jumping around and I immediately lose any interest in sleep. If I read, or even watch TV, however, the sleepiness comes naturally.

  4. David says:

    I had food poisoning a few weeks ago and lost 5 lbs that I have kept off! See, what a blessing food poisoning is!

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