Friday Finance Followers – Here Comes the Storm Edition

So they are calling for snow again in my neck of the woods, if it actually happens that will make twice in one year. To add to the massive rush of people buying bread and milk like it is going to be the apocalypse they closed schools in our county last night before even a single drop of snow started to fall. I don’t have any school age children yet so it doesn’t affect me but I am sure there are some pretty irate parents out there right now. What are you thoughts on the preemptive closing of schools at the threat of snow? Is it just good safety or bad call?

—- Updated 7:45 A.M.:

Damnit, now they just said they are closing my kids day care at 12 Noon, as it stands right now it isn’t even supposed to start raining until 3 pm, and then slowly convert to snow later in the day. I don’t get a refund for them closing for now reason now do I. WTF!

While you think about that check out this weeks links:

@FiscalGeek explains why storage units are gateway drugs to financial ruin. I guess I never thought of a storage unit that way but it is true that putting things in storage is just a way of not dealing with them. And when you start to push things away in life and ignore them that can spread to other aspects of your life.

@CanadianFinance talks about saving money with fractional RV ownership. I have zero desire to own an RV but this concept is pretty interesting. I can see the monetary benefit in timesharing a motorhome but I wonder if they apply the same concept to boats, now we are talking.

@ConqueringPF wants you to slap yourself in the face and make it happen. A good look at the things that are holding you back in life that you can control. Just slap yourself in the face and wakeup so you can achieve your dreams.

@RevancheGS discusses pets and money wondering where you draw the line. I was unfortunate enough to find myself in this situation not that long ago with my own pet, well not this situation but a similar one. Luckily we were able to get patched up for a lot less than the $4000 they initially thought but it is hard to be forced to decide between money or the death of your pet.

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1 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog January 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

Thanks for the mention Kyle!

One of the comments on that post mentioned that some companies DO timeshare boats!

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2 Kyle January 31, 2010 at 10:55 pm

I wonder if anyone would be interested in timesharing my boat, they can have it for the winter while I get it for the summer ;-) probably not huh?

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3 Revanche January 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Thanks for the link!

I used to ponder the fractional jet ownership concept – my boss used to get those brochures all the time, it was oddly tempting. Until you saw the numbers.

Good luck with the daycare and impending Snopocalypse!

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4 Kyle January 31, 2010 at 10:54 pm

The snowpocalypse was pretty good actually, not earth shattering but we got to build a 5 ft tall snow man. Jet ownership of any kind is no where near my budget. Probably never will be either.

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