“Oh, she says well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.”
- Kurt Vonnegut, 2005
God bless you, Mr. Vonnegut, and may you rest in peace. Your novels got me through some very tough times in my life, and your interviews, writings, and speeches always made me both think and laugh. I don’t believe that there’s any greater compliment I could pay to you than that.
Burning it Up or Burning it Out? Eight Way’s We’re Surviving a Great Debt Payoff Basically, they figured out how to trim the fat from their lives, but leave the meat. (@ money dummy)
10 Banking Moves To Make Today Is your cash wasting away in a checking or savings account that doesn’t earn anything? This is a useful checklist to get your cash reserves into a better situation. (@ personal finance advice)
Frozen Credit Card Experiment I’ve talked about freezing your credit card in the past (to keep you from using it). These people actually did it – and have the pictures to prove it. A credit card popsicle! (@ dual income no kids)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Review: The Millionaire Next Door The first review in the 52 Books in 52 Weeks series, and still among the best ones, I think. I really got to the core of the book here, both good and bad.