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Friday Finds 8/30

2013 August 30
by Aaron

- Too much education may be bad for your health

- Need some help with your resume? This lady will do it for $20k

- A neat look at the stock market since 1900

- American’s waste $34 billion worth of vacation pay per year (via Mandi Woodruff)

- With a 401k, women save less and default more (via Jean Chatzky)

- 5 must-haves for the modern employee

- Many American’s are confused by 401k retirement plans (you?)

- How much more do you think it would cost to make a smartphone in the US vs China? (Answer: $4)

- 5 things that prisoners get to have in prison (via Frugal Dad)

- According to survey, only 3 in 10 checking accounts are free

- Treasury says US will hit debt limit in mid-October (oh, brother – this again?)

- Neat look at how to pay off $38k in student loans in 18 months (via YNAB)

- 900,000 people dropped cable in the past year + alternatives to cable

- If you won $10 million in the lottery – would you keep working? (most say “yes”)

Motivation to pay off that debt (via The Frugal Farmer)

- Reminders prompted by the passing of a former high school classmate (via Matt Bell)

- Why millions of jobs are going unfilled


Helped start Three Thrifty Guys with his friends Charlie and Mark after being inspired by how they lived their lives “on the thrift”. A designer by day, Aaron was once $40k in debt. After 5 years – he dug himself out and lives to tell about it. Aaron also blogs at the StarTribune

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3 Responses
  1. August 30, 2013

    Thanks for the mention, Aaron! Oddly, I just read on some guy’s website that the US debt is going down. I was like, “huh”? Felt like I was living in the Twilight Zone there for a minute. :-)

    • Aaron permalink*
      August 30, 2013

      Yeah – someone needs to take away their credit card ;)

  2. September 9, 2013

    Excellent list of Friday finds. Thanks for the links!

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