Earlier this week I thought Steve Jobs’ resignation as Apple CEO would be the biggest story of the week. That shifted as the week drew to a close and Hurricane Irene impacted 65 million Americans. As I write this, Irene has made landfall in New Jersey and New York City is prepared and waiting. Three million people that survived Irene have no power.
The coming days will reveal the final cost of this storm and I’m not just talking dollars (although it will be a big bill!).
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This week at Couple Money, I wrote about the fees being charged at public schools. What’s your thoughts on paying extra for things you might consider standard?
Lest Steve Jobs entirely be overshadowed this week, I wanted to share this post from Untemplater. It’s a recap of a commencement speech by Jobs’ and is an excellent read.
Suba from Wealth Informatics created a master list of free stuff and has it organized by category. Check it out!
Carnival of Personal Finance #323 – Better Late than Never Edition @ Sustainable Personal Finance
What Other Bloggers are Saying #13 @ My University Money
Totally Money Carnival #33 @ Parenting Family Money
Festival of Frugality #294 – Employment Jokes @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
Baby Boomers Carnival One Hundred-Sixth Edition @ Baby Boomers U.S. (The Blog)
Friday Links @ Canadian Finance Blog
Voting starts tomorrow for the five semi-finalists of the Tempur-Pedic giveaway. I hope you read the entries and vote for your favorite!
Two Savvy Sisters is giving away two Day-Timer portable mom planners. Entries close at midnight today so get yours in!
Who doesn’t want $50 cold cash? Free Money Wisdom is marking his new e-book with a giveaway that ends September 30th.
20 and Engaged is hosting a Back to School giveaway with 9 prizes consisting of personal finance books and a $25 Amazon gift card. Entries close September 2nd.
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