The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Snoring Cat Edition

We have two cats. One of them snores. And that cat has decided to start sleeping beside our bed at the closest point possible to where my head rests. I wake up and shoo her away, but then an hour later she’s back next to me snoring away. Anyway, some personal finance posts.

Getting Rich The Easy Way: When Your Company Cheats Honestly, I wouldn’t feel too guilty about it. My job was to write code; my company’s job was to reward me for writing good code and make sure that they were properly following the regulations. The company is at fault here, not the individual who made a good product. (@ the digerati life)

Chase Freedom Card Received But Not As Good As Thought Hey, look! Credit card companies like to mince words and make offers dance! Who would have thought it? (@ the suns financial diary)

It’s Hard To Give Control Of My Finances Over To Other People It seemed to me that all of these items boiled down to one thing: trust (or lack thereof). (@ 100 by 30 project)

How The Marketers Control You A long story, but it’s well worth reading for the insights on how to battle effective marketing (@ all things daniel haggard)

One more thing: I’ve decided to start including one link to an older post from The Simple Dollar in each morning roundup. I realized that I have more than a thousand posts here and that most of my readers will have likely missed out on some of the good stuff that was posted early on. If you really don’t like these links (remember, just one a day), please let me know – I’m mostly just highlighting interesting stuff from the archives.

The Simple Dollar Retro: Mastering Coupons (Without Being A Coupon Nut) I really enjoy re-reading these earlier articles because I see the same ideas I have now, just voiced a bit differently. Here, I outline my basic, simple coupon strategy – I basically think spending hours hunting coupons is a waste of time, but if you do it right, you can get most of the money saving effect of coupon hunting without a whole lot of effort. Since then, I’ve honed the strategy a bit (using coupon brokers and such), but this lays down the foundation of how I use coupons to trim my grocery bill.

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  1. Sun says:

    Thanks for the mention, Trent!

  2. Marta says:

    Great idea on the retro posts – I just started to read your blog about a month ago, so I’d love to see past topics.

  3. plonkee says:

    I’m pretty sure that I’ve read most of your old posts already, but I love reading good things twice. Great idea to do the links.

  4. Thanks for this Trent :) Love the mastering coupons idea. Will need to get into it myself!

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