What are your pet peeves? I don’t think I have too many, but here are a couple that come to mind, because I find them particularly disgusting:
- People who spit their gum out onto drinking fountains. Why do people do this? It’s disgusting to the next user of the faucet, and there’s often a garbage literally 5 feet away. Were these people really too lazy to spit their gum into the garbage instead of onto a water fountain? Don’t they feel ashamed of themselves when they do this? If not, well, they should.
- People who take massive dumps in the toilet and don’t feel like it’s worth 5 seconds of their time to flush the toilet. Again, don’t these people feel ashamed of themselves? I can understand if the toilet was broken, but a lot of the time the toilet is working just fine — the person was just too lazy to flush the toilet themselves. This is really rude and disrespectful of not only the next person who uses the bathroom, but also of the person whose job it is to keep the bathroom clean.
This is my first mid-week reading edition. I decided to run one this week since there were simply too many good reads from the week before to fit them all in one round-up!
- Drill, Baby, Drill! Drilling Activity Forecasted to Rise in 2011 (Beating The Index)
- Mich covers the oil & gas drilling industry, and gives an overview of different companies in the industry and their price, market cap, and dividend yield.
- Are Public Pensions the Next Bubble? (Balance Junkie)
- In this ongoing deleveraging, could it be that public pensions will be the next bubble to burst?
- Best of think-tank commentary (Larry MacDonald)
- Larry MacDonald shares his favorite commentary published recently by Canadian think tanks.
- Black Friday Shopping tips and tricks (Wealth Informatics)
- Will you be taking advantage of Black Friday shopping? I know that I might be. Wealth Informatics shares some useful tips and tricks to make the best of Black Friday.
- Blending Top Down Macro Economic Analysis and Bottom Up Stock Picking For Outperformance with Andrew Parkinson of Van Arbor Asset Management (Investing Thesis)
- Arjun interviews Andrew Parkinson of Van Arbor Asset Management.
- Building Wealth with Passive Income (The Extra Money Blog)
- How can you build passive income, and what are the benefits of doing so? Sunil from The Extra Money Blog takes a look.
- Guest Post: Young Stars and Their Cars (The Wise Buck)
- In this guest post, The Wise Buck looks at the wheels that some young stars are driving.
- Guide to Mobile Broadband – Is It For You? (Everyday Tips and Thoughts)
- Everyday Tips and Thoughts has a guest post up about mobile broadband. I find this incredibly cool as we are getting more and more connected to the cloud. You can take your information anywhere with you so long as you have a connection. With a laptop, internet connection, and a way to generate revenue, that would be pretty liberating.
- Renting Versus Home Ownership (The Loonie Bin)
- The Loonie Bin gives his thoughts on renting versus home ownership, with a Canadian perspective.
- Teaching Kids to Live Green (One Income Dollar)
- In this post, One Income Dollar looks at how we can teach kids to live a greener life.
- youngandthrifty Book Review: The RESP Book: The Complete Guide to RESPs for Canadians (Young & Thrifty)
- Young & Thrifty reviews The RESP Book: The Complete Guide to RESPs for Canadians by Money Smarts Blog.
- Collision course with debt supercycle? (Larry MacDonald)
- How Inflation Screws the Poor the Most (Darwin’s Money)
- The Federal Reserve Plunders America (Hope to Prosper)
- What Drives Profits? (Mises Daily)
- Homemade Jerky – How to Make Beef Jerky (Out of Debt Again)
- Dear Mark: Sun Exposure and Glass (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- Why Did Grok Live So Long? (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- British Expatriate Investors in Singapore (Andrew Hallam)
- Psychic Predictions (Little House)
- What Are Capital Gains? (Canadian Finance Blog)
- Charisma is not a gift. It’s a choice (Get Happy Life)
- Fit in a Fun Friday – Bingo (Budgeting in the Fun Stuff)
- How Many Grad Students Do We Need? (Mises Daily)
- Make Money Blogging: Writing for Yourself vs. Writing for Others (Personal Dividends)
Thanks to The Daily Capitalist for sharing this.
Hope everyone is enjoying the week so far. Thanks for all of the great commentary and feedback. 🙂