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December 6, 2008

Weekend Reading: Best of the Carnival of Personal Finance #181 – Cyber Monday 2008 Edition

Filed under: Earning,Investing,Random Stuff — Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback @ 4:00 am

       My article, “Ripped Off: Can You Trust Your Financial Adviser?” was included in the most recent Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Mighty Bargain Hunter. Here are some of the best posts this week, in my opinion:

       In other news, The Oblivious Investor asks “Why Not Go 100% into Stocks?” Young investors should consider his post.

       Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Filed under: Random Stuff — Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback @ 4:30 am

Happy

Thanksgiving!

Turkey by Swami Stream on Flickr

November 22, 2008

Weekend Reading – Smile!

Filed under: Random Stuff — Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback @ 4:00 am

       This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted at MoneyNing. Smiling is the theme, so I thought I’d keep it going by sharing some of my favorite articles and some fun pictures.

A Golden Smile by Ferdinand Reus on Flickr

   •   Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity talks about 5 Things He Wishes He Knew When He Graduated.

Smiling Pugs by *Smiling Pug* on Flickr

   •   Tough Money Love says Forget Stocks — Vanity Is on Sale!

Countryside Smile by Lucas Jans on Flickr

   •   Chris at Stumble Forward asks, “Does Your Financial Planner Have Your Best Interest in Mind?“.

November 15, 2008

The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House

Filed under: Frugality,Random Stuff — Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback @ 4:00 am

Cob House by neil-san on Flickr       I love the idea of building a cob house. Ever since I’ve learned about it, I’ve had a desire to build one myself. It’s a very versatile building material, has excellent thermal mass properties, and is the epitome of frugality when it comes to building a home. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to build my own cob house, but I can watch the process on a blog called The Year of Mud: Building a Cob House. Brian is documenting his own experience building a cob house with pictures and posts describing the process. I really like reading up on what he’s doing, and I thought I would share the blog with you.

Inside of Cob House by neil-san on Flickr       If you’d like to learn more about building with cob, I’ve included a few of the links I’ve collected below:

  • Wikipedia Entry about Cob
  • Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley’s Website about Cob
  • A Short Article by Ianto Evans about Building with Cob
  • The Cob Builder’s Handbook Online (incomplete)
  • November 8, 2008

    Random Stuff: John Hodgman Talks about Lost Time

    Filed under: Random Stuff — Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback @ 4:00 am

           Today’s post has absolutely nothing to do with personal finance. I ran across this video a couple weeks ago and found it very amusing. If you don’t know who John Hodgman is, I’m sure you’ll recognize him as the “I’m a PC” guy in the Mac commercials. I liked him in the commercials, in his recent guest spot on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and in this talk below from TED. Hope you enjoy!

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