Jacq from Single Mom, Rich Mom brings some research on tightwads and spendthrifts from one of my behavioral science labs. I have an enormous pile of these amazing new research papers (plus I recommend everybody read the book Nudge and the book Insufficient Funds)… would people be interested in a post on the occasional econ article? (Though right now I’m reading about brainwashing…)
This post from the same blog this week is also great– it has LOLcats, a thought provoking premise and interesting article, and a link to one of our posts. Hard to beat that! (Two links to the same blog in one week! A new record for us.)
Lotta posts this week on how much a college degree/major is worth if anything. Here’s Dean Dad’s. Here’s Invest it Wisely’s, which links to others (though not ours! UPDATE: We have evilly pushed our way into his links. Eeeeevil. We take back the weirdness of his Canadian-hood), though he’s some weird kind of Canadian, apparently. And Wealth Informatics which I especially liked because it actually mentioned the truth that for middle and lower income families with bright kids the private school can actually be cheaper than state. I think there were more that I’ve missed… feel free to add them in the comments.
More on grading: an oldy but a goody
ROFL Cakewrecks… Old spice cakes. Yeah, you’re a little late to the meme if Sesame St. has scooped you. Hm… cake…scoop. I want ice cream.
I promise you, Dame Eleanor Hull, our mid-semester doldrums are EXACTLY as advertised. And there are no flowered cover pages, because each work is crappy just like everybody else’s (my great comfort– all research is bad).
Why not to go to law school. from Dr. Virago at quodshe. Xtranormal cartoons made by professors never ever get old. We’ll have to dig up our favorite of all time a little closer to finals.
Exercise is dangerous! From Active Academic. Though that is probably not the message she meant people to take away. Why on earth do people exercise?
I have a feeling I’ll want to link to Monday’s minting nickels post… but it is only Saturday so I’m stuck with the “a fascinating post is coming” post. But hey, it links to us, which is automatically ups its coolness.
We were in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance as two morning radio girls.
Mack the Knife, in the original German from Three Penny Opera sung by Lotte Lenya, the wife of Brecht. (Check out her rather horrific, but well sung, Pirate Jenny as well)