May 22 2009

Happy Memorial Day & roundup

I’m ready for the unofficial kick off to summer, how bout you? Shane’s folks are heading over this weekend and hopefully we’ll be able to get out and about and have some fun.

If you’re traveling, be safe and do the speed limit :). 

Here’s some links I’ve been meaning to share with you:

The importance of good real estate listing photos —  To me, the after shots depict a house I’d be interested in seeing. The before photos make it look smaller and less appealing. If you’re selling a house ever, you’ll want to make sure you have great listing photos!

Beware of the left digit — Would you be more inclined to pay $1.99 vs. $4.00 for similar items, or $2 vs. $3.99 ? Are you sure?

Why I’d rather spend less than earn more — Time is money, people!

5 great reasons to have less debt — Yep. Your money can start to work for you, rather than the other way ’round.

The preschool sharing myth — Nothing to do with personal finance, but I thought it was fascinating. Why must little kids hand over their toys because some other little kid wants to “share”? Sounds like a lousy deal to me.



3 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day & roundup”

  1. Kacie,

    Thanks for the link.

    The second set of photos are actually much closer to what the house really looks like too, it isn’t just photoshop magic =)

    By the way, I went to college at Indiana U of PA, I liked the Burgh just not the Steelers fans! My wife used to work at the West Moreland hospital for a little while. We haven’t been back over that way in about 10 years, but it would be nice to take a stroll back over that way.

  2. I work in a little boutique and a couple of years ago our manager asked our coworker who puts all the prices in the computer system to mark everything down a penny. She thought she was joking, but seriously–it does make a difference! That’s how we price almost everything now.

  3. A happy memorial day too! Hope your holiday was spent wonderfully :) I would love to visit those links, sounds like really good reading material for me. I’m really interested in the preschool sharing myth, will definitely check that out. Thanks! And hope your week goes really well :)

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