Wander Reading #33

Got a book order the other day so I am now re-reading Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Fisker and The Moneyless Man by Mark Boyle.  Despite completely different books the similarities are striking.  Don’t worry I’ll have a review on Mark’s book when I’m done.

Now onto the links:

I’ve always recall how much money I sunk into video games while I was a teenager so I’ve been worried about picking up a gaming system as an adult.  Then I came across this story called “Gaming Without Breaking the Bank”  from Get Rich Slowly and I feel better about the idea.

I rather liked this post from Zen Habits about creating your dream job.

I already tweeting this link but I had to include it, Reining in the purveyors of debt. Perhaps the issue so much the use of credit but just how much we have out there?  I wonder what the banks would do if they had to have $0.50 in deposits for every $1 the borrowed to someone?

There is a good discussion about should we hike the minimum wage over at Walletpop.ca.

Oh, this was fun from the Globe and Mail “Home prices nearing bubble territory, but cool-off expected”  Why doesn’t that make me feel better?

A review of mobile banking from Boomer & Echo.

Wow, people are a touch sensitive on a 6.8%  investment return at Moneyville.  A good commentary on this over a Moneysense.

4 thoughts on “Wander Reading #33”

  1. Instead of a console, why not just get a nice video card for a PC and shop on sale weekends on Impulse, Steam and Direct2Drive. Usually I don’t spend more than 15 or 20 bucks per game, and generally much less.

    If you have a good internet connection you could save all the cash and try out Onlive. I tried it for a while and it’s find for most games, I was really surprised.

  2. I have to admit to have been extremely dissapointed in Early Retirement Extreme… not a user friendly book in the least.

    And I couldn’t live without my Xbox 360… subscribing to Netflix with the console is an amazing value – unlimited movies for $8 a month. And games like Bioshock… I consider them ART.

  3. Traciatim,

    Mmm, more ideas. Thanks I will have to look into that.


    I agree that Early Retirement Extreme is not a user friendly book, but Jacob did state in the introduction it really isn’t suppose to be a beginner book. Thus I find the theory of it interesting rather than the practical advice (which it he covers less).


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