Friday Finance Followers – People Make the World Go Round Edition

Last night I watched “The Blind Side” which is the story of how Michael Oher was taken in by a rich white family and given the opportunity to play football in the best conference in the United States, even if it was for the wrong team. Stories like this are what makes the world go round. I know the movie is probably a stretch of the truth but still these people took him in wanting nothing in return. All they wanted was to take care of him and make sure he had what he needed to succeed. One day I want to look back at my life and see something I did to make the world better, but until then check out these posts by other people who inspire me.

@MrsMicah decided to skip out on growing a garden like mine and she joined a Community Suported Agriculture Association. Man that was a mouthful. Essentially she bought stock in a farm/garden and will be receiving fruits and vegetables as dividends. I haven’t heard of this kind of arrangement before but it seems like a pretty neat way to get fresh produce.

@FreeFromBroke takes on the age old discussion of the differences between term and whole life insurance. This is a subject I find quite interesting and one I struggle with in my own finances. I personally own a whole life policy, or more specifically an Equity Indexed Whole Life Insurance Policy. I am still not convinced it is the best thing for me but I am starting to realize it may not be as bad as some people say.

@NoDebtPlan covers how to fly around financial ash clouds. I find this whole volcano thing mildly amusing, of course I am not trying to travel to the UK either. I never thought to make it analogous with personal finance though. I like how Kevin plays the what if game, What if your employer lost your check and it took an extra week to get to you? Seriously what would you do? I would transfer the money out of my “EXTEREME” emergency fund to cover any bills I couldn’t otherwise handle.

@CashMoneyLife explains the healthcare reform bill. This was a pretty good summation of what you can expect out of the bill. I was really surprised by the fact the health care bill included eliminating government subsidies to banks who manage student loans. Doesn’t sound very healthcare related to me.

@CTreit submitted what Italian Americans can Teach You About Personal Finance. This was actually a really good list of things you can do to improve your financial well being. You don’t have to be Italian to have common sense.


Carnival of Personal Finance – @ Punch Debt in The Face
Money Hacks Carnival – @ Mrs Nespy’s Frugal World
Festival of Frugality – @ Beating Broke
Carnival of Money Stories – @ Buxr


1 Rainy-Day Saver April 24, 2010 at 12:37 am

“What Italian Americans can Teach You About Personal Finance” is actually by Vincent Scordo at But it includes some great lessons.

2 kt April 26, 2010 at 2:11 pm

i had that movie “the blind side” a few weeks back but deleted it before watching it because it wasn’t filled with blood and gore. thats right, i am a guy 🙂

3 Mrs. Micah April 27, 2010 at 8:49 am

I hadn’t thought of it as stock before, but that’s a good analogy. And it’s a great option for people like me who live in apartments but want garden-fresh vegetables!
.-= Mrs. Micah´s last blog ..Why Spending On Your Health Is Frugal =-.

4 Vince Scordo April 29, 2010 at 7:15 am

Thanks, Rainy Day Saver for pointing out my article in the above list!
.-= Vince Scordo´s last blog ..Recipe: How to Make Ricotta at Home =-.

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