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. (via inchoate random abstractions)

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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One thought on “The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Peanuts Christmas Special Edition

  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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