Friday Finance Followers – Throwing Interceptions Edition

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Lets face it, even Payton Manning throws interceptions. Quarterbacks, no matter how good, throw interceptions. There are times when the QB may be off, other times the defense just happens to be in the right place at the right time. The same thing goes for finance. You are going to screw up, things are going to go bad, and you are going to lapse from time to time. The key here, as it is in a football game, is to shake it off and realize what went wrong and correct it. If you over threw the pass you now know to throw it shorter. If you overspent on indulgences you now know to hold back a little more. Don’t let setbacks get you down, it will get you benched. Keep trucking and learn from your mistakes and then you can excel and achieve things you never thought possible.

The links:

@Matt_SF bribed me with statements about the VOLS, but also his post is pretty interesting on how Insider Trading is Illegal for You and I, but not for Politicians. Seriously all I need to do to get away with insider trading is get elected? Who wants to vote for me, you know you want me in the senate.

@centsiblelife talks about how clutter relates to procrastination. I am sitting here writing this with a cluttered desk, a cluttered mind, and laundry to be folded, and put away. Of course I can directly relate most of those issues to the return of all of my TV shows, enter procrastination, thanks TV. sshould I invest

@SpendOnLife has a great piece on the richest and poorest neighborhoods in America. I am sad to say the state I currently call home ranks quite low on the totem pole, and what is up with the south why do we suck at credit so much? They say things are bigger in Texas, they apparently don’t mean credit scores.

@FiscalGeek says his kids will drive a piece of crap. I read this story and you know what jumped out at me, he got a car when he turned 16. When I turned 16 I got a drivers license with the hope to be able to borrow my mom’s minivan. I also got a job. I then worked until I could afford a car and bought one, hell it may have been a Gremlin but at least it was free, and you didn’t even have to feed it after midnight.

@MattJabs asks should I invest while still in debt? Like any question that begins with “Should I” the correct answer is it depends. Every situation is different and every situation calls for a different solution. If you are in nominal debt with low interest then get your company match if they have one, otherwise pay your debt down and off then hit the market.

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1 Matt Jabs September 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

My old school “financial interceptions” are long gone. This is a new season… we’ve got fresh legs and a new strategy. This year we’re gonna go out there and SPANK EM! 🙂

PS… thanks for the link

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