I received this note from a former email subscriber on Monday:
Quit sending me crap like this.
Apparently he didn’t like my post Get Overpaid for What You Do. I want to be clear that not everybody will like every post. I try to do my best to share my thoughts and experience hoping it will be helpful to some others, but I may miss wide off the mark or not express myself clearly in this world of short attention spans.
If you don’t like a particular post, cut me some slack and wait for the next one. If you are so kind to let me know why I’m off the mark, I thank you. If you still don’t like what I write, then there are plenty other good blogs such as the ones below.
Being overpaid is a compliment. I could’ve said Increase the Value of What You Do. I was in meetings all day yesterday. On the same day, in the same city, or even at the same employer, I’m sure some others were also in meetings all day. Some were paid maybe half what I was paid for the day. Some were paid maybe double or quadruple what I was paid for the day. When you bring value to the table, you will be overpaid relative to the same physical activities performed — in meetings all day.
It was a busy week. I still read some interesting articles about money and finance.
How Hot Is The Real Estate Market? Example Of A 30% Overbid by Sam at Financial Samurai
Very hot. Last weekend a stranger knocked on my door asking if I was interested to sell. Where would I live if I sell? I thought this kind of canvassing only happened in bubble years.
MailBag: Advice For A Career Changer Transitioning Into Financial Planning by Michael Kitces at Nerd’s Eye View
I’m bookmarking it here. When I retire, I may try setting up a financial planning practice. I won’t need much income from it. Just $20-30k after my cost will be enough for me.
When Employees Need More Than An Advance On Their Paycheck by Marianne McCune at NPR Planet Money
People who need help the most don’t need an elaborate financial plan or have a large pot of money to get managed. If I start a practice, I would help these people.
How the Wrong IRA Investments Can Cost an Extra 44% in Tax by Bob Richards at JoeTaxpayer
Guest post at JoeTaxpayer has serious problems. Can you spot what they are?
All my exes and Social Security taxes: a quiz by Liz Weston at Ask Liz Weston
Another quiz. Try it and see how you do? Just getting rid of spousal benefits will spare us from this mess. It will also make it fairer to low-income folks.
BoxCryptor vs. TrueCrypt: Securing Your Data in the Cloud by Michael at Financial Ramblings
Right now I’m not using anything to encrypt my files on my laptop. I should try these.
Tess Vigeland speech to World Domination Summit, July 7, 2013 by Tess Vigeland
I’m a fan of former public radio host Tess Vigeland (Marketplace Money). She spoke about why she quit and what happened after she quit. I wish her the best.
Millionaire Interviews by Lion at Wealth Lion
I bet many of you are millionaires. If you want to tell your story (anonymously), there’s an opportunity.
Splitting Growth And Value Leads To A Worse Return by Rick Ferri at RickFerri.com
I say Rick blew this one. First the chart is misleading. Second there is no telling whether the difference is statistically significant. Third we don’t know whether the conclusion is highly dependent on starting and ending points. Fourth it must be in past tense as in "led to a worse return" not "leads."
High Reward Checking Rate Without Debit Card Usage at Mercantile Bank of Michigan by Ken Tumin at DepositAccounts.com
This is a good deal. You just have to live in Michigan. 3% APY on $15k. 15 activities per month include everything, not just debit card transactions.