Let us never forget that Canada has glow-in-the-dark dinosaur money.
Check out my recent interview on Mint.com -
I recently had a chance to sit down and answer some questions for the fine folks at Mint.com. I’m a huge advocate of the site, so I was really excited to hear from them!
I thought they asked some great questions, and it should give you some insight on the philosophy of Money Is Not Important.
Let me know what you think!
There are people who think they know everything about everything. What they don’t know is that every moment is a learning moment. — What I’ve Learned: Mickey Rooney by Cal Fussman (via esquire)
Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour
(Source: theonion, via themadeshop)
This doesn’t just apply to selling “things”, but also yourself. Even if you’re the hardest working person in your office, it won’t matter if people perceive you to be only looking out for yourself.
People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.
- Simon Sinek
(Source: hqlines, via secondsminuteshours)
This WhiteHouse.gov petition is genius. I WILL BE SIGNING THIS.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me. — Steve Jobs
College Students Not Only Break the Bank But Also Their Phones
Have you ever suffered the horrible sinking feeling in your stomach when your phone flies out of your hand and splashes into the toilet or smashes to pieces on the ground? You’re not alone. Gazelle, the leading consumer electronics trade-in site, announced its annual Klutziest Places in America list.
The list is compiled based on the percentage of broken devices Gazelle received from various regions throughout the country. Notably, six of the top 10 Klutziest Cities are college towns, with the Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) at number 1, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) at number 2, University of North Carolina-Wilmington (Wilmington, NC) at number 3, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) at number 6, Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) at number 9, and Texas Tech (Lubbock, TX) at number 10 all appearing on the list. The other 4 cties rounding out the top 10 were Shreveport, LA at number 4, Charleston, SC at number 5, Pensacola, FL at number 7, and Fayetteville, NC at number 8.
iPhones, especially older iPhones, like the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4, were the broken phones most frequently traded-in. Gazelle’s service is particularly useful for college students, who are often cash-strapped and could use the extra $100 or more.
Gazelle also announced the launch of its annual broken phone contest, inviting people to share their broken phone stories, for the chance to win $500. To enter the contest, and to read the rules and guidelines, visit the following link: broken phone contest. Have a broken device at home? Check to see what your broken device can get you at Gazelle!
Additionally, because you are a valued reader of this site, if you click through to Gazelle you will earn an extra $10 on any one item with a trade in value of $25 or more! (Offer expires 2/28) Visit Gazelle today, and see what your device is worth!
Most marriages don’t last nearly as long as Irven Gordon’s Volvo P1800 has lasted. And most couples probably don’t spend as much time together as Irv has spent in his beloved car. Irv says he hadn’t even heard of Volvos until a few days before he bought the car, on June 30, 1966.
At the time, he was fed up with his turbocharged 1963 Corvair Spyder, which he says was constantly making him late for his middle school science teaching job by breaking down en route. While thumbing through a Car and Driver with a car savvy friend, he stumbled upon an ad for the local Volvo dealership, with a photo of a P1800.
“These are great cars,” the friend told him. So down he went to Volvoville in Huntington, NY, and took a P1800 convertible for a spin. He drove for three hours, and then bought the much less expensive coupe, for $4,150, or $30,000 in current dollars, approximately his then annual salary. That first weekend, Irv rolled 1,500 miles, returning to the dealership on Monday for his car’s first checkup. He hadn’t planned to drive through the weekend, but he says he was having too much fun to stop—up to Boston, down to Philly, and all over in between before returning to his home on Long Island. He’s been driving the P1800 enthusiastically ever since. On September 24th of last year, he hit 3 million miles.
The Man For Whom They Made The Three Million Mile Badge)
I want to figure out how much money this saved him over the years - maintaining rather than discarding. What would you guess?
Ever wonder where America’s obsession with credit cards started? It was with ads like this. They gave the impression that you could live a lavish lifestyle if you had one in your possession. They make no indication of the fact that you have to pay the balance back, and that you’ll be charged exorbitant amounts of interest along the way.
1980 Vol. 6, No. 6