The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Peanuts Christmas Special Edition

I don’t get into the Christmas mood until I listen to the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I’m still just a kid sometimes, I guess, but I don’t really get into the holiday mood until I hear that jazzy version of “O Tannenbaum.” Anyway, on to the personal finance news…

Implicit Cost Calculator This fellow has written a really cool calculator that helps you budget while including big expenditures divided up over time; for example, you could budget in 1/48th of the cost of a laptop each month if you know you’ll use it for four years (hmm… who might be doing that?). (@ later on)

A Season for Peace of Mind Remember when I said Ben Stein is my favorite Yahoo! Finance writer? Here’s why – it says it all.

Money Isn’t Everything And It Isn’t You Looks like ol’ Jim has things figured out over there. We write about money, but money isn’t the answer. (@ blueprint for financial prosperity)

Can You Afford It? Don’t Ask Suze! This is the problem with Suze Orman: sometimes, her advice seems quite random, particularly when people seem to want mega-ticket items. The “you only live once” attitude seems pretty strange on a personal finance guru. (@ 100 by 30)

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  1. Brian says:

    I definitely agree with your recommendation of the Ben Stein article—one of the better Yahoo! Finance articles thus far.

    On another note, I started reading your site a few weeks back and have found myself coming back almost daily…keep up the good work!

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