Why Is Gas So Freakin’ Expensive: Looking for the reason that gas prices are so expensive? The Consumerist takes a look at the different issues that affect the price that we pay at the pump.
Free Drinks: Here is an idea that will be starting a few days in Japan and will likely move to the US if successful. Vending machines that offer you free (or discounted) drinks if you are willing to spend half a minute to watch a commercial. An interesting concept to look for in the future.
$100 For A Rubber Duck: If you happen to be on the beach on the east cost this summer, keep your eyes open for rubber ducks as they could be worth $100. An interesting article (not really financial) about a container of rubber ducks that fell overboard a cargo ship in 1992 and how following where the rubber ducks end up is helping us understand about how the earth’s ocean and wind currents work.
I Wish You Enough: An inspirational story and one that reminds us that the reason to get our finances in order is so we can have the opportunity to do the things we want:
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Good-bye.”