Blog Post of the Week! from Money Life & More
Is there anything better than vanilla ice cream or (better yet) the peanut buster parfait at Dairy Queen?
Well, the only thing I can think of is screwing the phone company.
Why didn’t I create a blog called “Givin’ it to the Man”? If someone wrote that blog, I’d be your first reader (dream!).
I probably didn’t write it because I rarely “give it to the man.” I’m pretty much a sheep. I’d show you the pants, but Cheryl has them with her. I rarely even know where they are.
That’s why this week’s soon-to-be-esteemed Blog Post of the Week! (name will be licensed or something as soon as it starts to catch on…which should be any day now) was written by Lance from Money Life and More.
Lance somehow talks the phone company into giving his a new smart phone. That’s right…”giving” him. The price he was going to have to pay? $150.
He had to break through a language barrier (phone support people who barely understand English? When did that start?) and give his argument twice, but he scored a sweet phone and lived to write about it.
Lance’s piece is aptly titled: I Got A Crazy Deal: Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket
So, Lance, here’s the gig:
Congrats on winning the soon-to-be-esteemed Blog Post of the Week! You may now print this off and place it on your refrigerator.
You are welcome.
8 Other Blogs You Should Be Reading But Probably Forgot So I’ll Remind You
Let’s kick off the festivities with the new-to-me blog Fearless Men, and a great post called How To Make Her Feel Special. On Father’s Day, the best gift a guy could get is a happy family, and everybody knows that NOBODY’S happy until SHE’S happy.
Last week I missed a post by Jana from Daily Money Shot. It’s a letter to her daughter, entitled Dear Erica. Bring Kleenex. You’ve been warned.
A HUGE congratulations to American Debt Project, who has successfully navigated the blogging waters for 12 months. If you aren’t a blogger, you may not have an idea just how cool that is…this isn’t easy and I’ve seen many great blogs disappear. Help her celebrate AND try to win over $110 in prizes at: Made It To One Year of Blogging: Now Giving Away Over $110 in Prizes!
Crazy Dr. Dean (he really is a doctor, though I’m sure he’d do a great job playing one on television, if asked) at Millionaire Nurse Blog is talking about texting this week. Forget these silly texting protocols. When are you going to write the important post about when it’s okay to send smoke signals, Dr. Dean?
Here’s what’s hard to find in the blogosphere: a well-written math intensive post. Here’s a great one: What Does “Stock Return 8 Percent Each Year” Actually Mean? I think you’ll be surprised. First, you’ll realize how easy it is to manipulate data. Second, that while we knew MyMoneyDesign was handsome and can write….he actually can bring it with the numbers and stuff.
Ready to get your anger on? Another new-to-me blog is at HappyHomeowner. What planet have I been on? Jen not only has an awesome blog, but is a runner (among many other things). Read Today a Bank of America Manager Told Me I’m a Delinquent. Haven’t closed your BofA account yet? What are you waiting for?
Let’s move from anger to fear. This post: The Sad End of Saving and Investing at The Globe and Mail shows you just how grim many people see the future.
Finally, check my favorite picture of the week at MyJamPackedLife on her Wordless Wednesday post. If someone wouldn’t mind volunteering to read to me while I …er…. lay some cable, that would be terrific. Apply at email@example.com. Make sure the words “Poop Reader” are in the subject line so our interns can pull your application from the TONS of fan mail we get here.
I think that’s a suitable finish, don’t you?
Random Thoughts to End the Week Without a Flourish
Our podcast is undergoing a transformation. We’re changing the name. I can’t wait until Monday so you’ll find out what it will be. Nope, not telling here. Just building excitement.
I’m sure you can’t wait.
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