For those regular readers, you’ll know that I have gone on a bit of a Joy of Yiddish rant this week, but I can assure you that the site will not be changing to “The Joys of Yiddish Personal Finance“ (although it is a catchy name).
In the Personal financial blog-o-sphere, much less Chutzpah was written, and I can assure you that these meyvans are most definitely mentshes. Oy, what a week it’s been:
- PBS had a very interesting special on Credit Card practices in the States called The Card Game which has caused a great deal of discussion on a few sites. Again, classic examples of chutzpah in the financial services world.
- Whereas Michael James takes the special and disects one of the many dirty tricks talked about in the show with Many Bank Fees Should be Considered Interest Charges.
- Gail Vaz-Oxlade also mentions the special in This & That: Kids’ Education Edition. Useful hints on RESPs here as well.
- Million Dollar Journey continues the education theme with Talking About Finances with Your Aging Parents … or Grown Kids. Always a touchy topic.
- Preet at WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo asks the intellectual query about whether it would be good Severing the Link Between Price and Weight Part I, take close note of the comments on this one too, some interesting points brought out.
- Larry MacDonald asks the interesting question Time to Raise interest rates?, and I think maybe it is too late, bubbles are forming all over the place!