I’ll be making a quick trip to Orlando, Florida this week. T. Rowe Price and Disney are unveiling a financial literacy project, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, and I’ve been invited to take a first-hand look. I’ve been assured that I’m under no obligation to write about it. But if it’s something that I think will be of interest to GRS readers, I’ll let you know.
Meanwhile, here are a few recent financial articles I’ve liked from around the web:
- Shannon Perry writes the “Let’s Get Fiscal” blog at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She interviewed me last week and has posted the first part of our conversation.
- The Bargain Babe recently took a long road-trip. To kill time, she conducted a little experiment to discover the cost of driving fast. Her conclusion? It costs 40% more to drive 85mph than to go the speed limit (65mph) on the freeway.
- The best way to save on vehicle costs is not to own one! The New York Times has an article about a “car-free” German suburb. This is a fascinating idea, but I’m skeptical that it could work in the United States.
- At the Wesabe blog, Marc Hedlund writes that you should focus on needs, not products. When we fixate on products, we ignore other cheaper solutions that might be available.
- Kris at Cheap Healthy Good has drafted a list of the five most important things you can do to spend less while eating healthier.
- Finally, here’s a story about a woman from the Seattle area who found an extra $270,000 in her bank account. She returned the money and now is back to being broke. But she says: “Are you going to sell your soul for $271,366.01?”
If you have any suggestions for what I should do while I’m in Orlando (and at Epcot, in particular), I’m eager to hear. This will be my first visit.
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