The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: New Laptop Edition

I finally bit the bullet and ordered a new laptop. 2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo with 2 GB RAM, 256 MB video RAM, and a 80 GB hard drive (not counting my external one) should take care of my needs for a long while.

Closed Down ING Direct Account Memo to ING: your customer service and interface are great, but if you can’t keep your rates competitive, you’re going to lose customers. That’s all there is to it. (@ get rich slick)

How To Pay Off A Boatload of Debt Quickly To add to that impressive list, I was able to eliminate about $9,000 in high-interest credit card debt in about seven months. I used some of the ideas from this article… hmm… maybe I should write my own. (@ free money finance)

There Should Be A Pill To Make People Stop Spending My first dumb reaction to this was that there already is a pill for this: Valium. I had a relative get hooked on Valium and Darvon once upon a time; she was a compulsive shopper, but soon had no compulsion to do anything. Even dumber: I first thought this subject referred to a bill to make people stop spending. (@ the tao of making money)

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