Weekend Reading: Tiger Woods “In the Rough” Edition

by Darwin on December 11, 2009

With the world obsessed over Tiger’s dilemma and the media frenzy that ensued, it’s just a reminder that even the best in the world can be brought down by bad behavior off the job.  The latest is that Tiger’s taking a “hiatus” from golf.  Meanwhile, US equities surpassed 2009 highs this week, Copenhagen continued unabated in light of damning emails from key scientists calling into question the validity of their claims related to global warming, and the US is mulling more significant sanctions against Iran (which will be ineffective, but at least moving in the right direction).  With that, here are my favorite reads from the week from around the blogosphere:

  • Some really good debate (and my two cents) on women in the workplace with respect to maternity leave at Financial Samurai
  • With shopping season in full swing, it’s a great time to hone those skills on how to ask for discounts at Five Cent Nickel
  • It’s always amusing to see the tricks companies play on us with “The Incredible Shrinking Packag“.  Weakonomics puts the shameless packaging companies front and center.
  • The scams never stop – especially with web content proliferating.  So, it’s never a bad idea to continue to remind and share scam alerts – Stimulus Grant Scams.  From Digerati Life.
  • Could You Live without your Cable TV?  Well, Flexo’s giving it a shot as outlined here.
  • It’s Year-End Tax Time – take care of these last minute activities and deductionsGood Financial Cents
  • Do you think most Americans are sheeple?  Clueless herds that go along with any convincing pitch or call to action?  This video at Steadfast Finances is both alarming and humorous at the same time at Steadfast Finances.

In My Network

Money/Career:

FICA Tax Rates 2009, 2010 – How They Work and Why They Matter

Why I Passed on a 90% Pay Increase – What’s Your Price?

Will the ETF be Viewed as Another Financial Innovation Disaster?

Highest Saving Account Rates OnLine

Investing:

Do You Invest in Companies You Find to be Morally Repugnant?

ETF Review: New China Tech Fund Looks Promising

18 ETFs up over 100% This Year

8 New 300% Leveraged ETFs Coming to Town

10 Worst of the Worst ETFs of 2009 – Wall of Shame

5 Niche ETFs worth a Look

Carnivals That Highlighted my Content:

Carnival of Personal Finance

OneMint Economy and Your Finances

Money Stories

Carnival of Personal Finance

Festival of Stocks

Job Interview and Career Carnival

Carnival of Financial Planning

Best of Money

Carnival of 20-Something Finances

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1 Financial Samurai December 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Hey Darwin! Thnx for the link, and thanks for sharing your comments. I responded as well. Guys ARE lazy indeed, and I am following that silly TV show too. 🙂

Impressive list of activities you have there wrt to the Carnivals! I may have to start getting busy, but like you said, guys are lazy! lol

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