Week in Review: Lakers Edition

by Kay Lynn

Los Angeles Lakers

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship win this past week.  I would feel sad for the Boston Celtics but that team has a great history of championships and great players so they don’t need my pity.

Also, happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  My husband and I will spend time with his father for brunch and then a family dinner in the evening.  I hope you have an enjoyable day! 

It was so hard to narrow down the list of great articles this week so I hope you spend time checking on this list.

Editor’s Picks

Financial Samurai tells us that being overly content can be detrimental to your career. As a longtime employee, it struck a chord with me.

With the hoopla about Facebook and privacy, you should read Bargaineering’s article on removing private personal informationfrom the Internet.

Budgets Are Sexy talks about increasing savings with every raise.  This was my strategy for many years and will be again once I’m debt-free.

Do you have a home warranty? We’ve had them included by the seller in our last two home purchases. Cash Money Life explains what isa home warranty and if it’s a good value.

The weather’s getting hot for many of us.  Inexpensively tells us how to keep cool for free this summer.

Financial Highway shares 5 things that can be putting your retirement at risk. Make sure you’re in the clear.

It’s time for grilling and use these eight tips for better results from Personal Dividends.

Surviving and Thriving discusses the pros and cons of plastic bags. I do think we’re on the way to not having plastic grocery bags in the future.

What do you think about single stock gifts? The Millionaire Nurse Blogtackles this topic along with DRIPs.


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Donna Freedman June 20, 2010 at 9:46 am

Thank you for the mention! Would you like paper or plastic?

Bucksome June 21, 2010 at 6:06 am

I’ll take the reuseable bags…

Dr Dean June 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I guess since you just spent a little money in my beautiful capital city of Atlanta, I won’t pick on your choice of NBA teams.

Thanks for including me!

Bucksome June 21, 2010 at 6:07 am

I appreciate that! Since San Diego can’t have their own team, we’ve adopted the nearest one.

J. Money June 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

What a nice surprise! Thx for the shout out my friend. One of these days I’ll get to meet you in real life too 😉

Bucksome June 21, 2010 at 6:07 am

We definitely will!

Miranda June 21, 2010 at 5:03 am

Thanks for including my Financial Highway post!

Ryan June 22, 2010 at 9:50 am

My wife and I are about to place our home on the market and our real estate agent told us we should expect to offer a home warranty to the buyer when we sell our home, and that we should probably request one from the seller when we buy our next home. It’s definitely something we will look in to. 🙂

Bucksome June 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Ryan, I think you’ll find buyers expect it these days (and so will you!). Good luck with selling your home. Around here things are moving again.

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