Too many open browser tabs! Must share links! First up: Smart Money magazine is having a contest in which they’re “retiring the word ‘retirement’”:
Today’s retirees are more active than ever, moving forward with their lives and pursuing a wide variety of interests and passions. Suggesting retreat and withdrawal, the word “retirement” no longer does this lifestage justice.
SmartMoney is on a quest to find a new word or phrase to replace the word “retirement.” Help us by submitting your nominations — you could win a $100,000 annuity. Plus, the winner will be featured in the February 2008 issue of SmartMoney magazine.
I think this is rather silly. On the other hand, $100,000 is nothing to sneeze at. The official rules indicate that judging will based on marketability (25%) and creativity (75%).
Over at I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Ramit has a guest post from Nina at Queercents. She takes a look at how men’s and women’s magazines write about money. “Women get touchy-feely encouragement,” writes Nina. “Men get hard-hitting advice.”
I love Nina’s approach here, and am happy to see some attention paid to how money information is presented to women. I don’t agree with everything she has to say, but her article is thought-provoking. The comments are great, too.
Here are a couple of quickies:
- Pinny Cohen wonders: Are you keyword-optimizing your resume?
- The Auto Forum Spy & Review has some car maintenance tips: 10 rules for preventing automotive performance loss (part 2, part 3)
- Nick at Punny Money shares simple method to thwart tip-bumping (the practice of altering restaurant credit card receipts)
That’s it for now. I’m off to mow the lawn for the final time this year!
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