Friday Night Links: Desk Chair Edition

by Krantcents · 16 comments

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Why is a desk chair so important?  Do you have back problems?  Which came first the back problems or a bad chair?  I worked in an office almost my entire working life and had good and bad chairs.  Although I had a very good desk chair, it was not appropriate to sit in it for hours.  After just a few hours, my posterior was numb and I needed a break!  What did I do? 

First, I visited office furniture stores and tried out different chairs.  Most of which I did not like.  They seemed cheap and had prices anywhere from $100-600!  The salesman even told me that they not last very long.  My son who can work 12-15 hours a day suggested a Herman Miller Aeron chair.  New was out of the question, but I found one reasonably priced on Craigslist.  I bought it several months ago and it was the best purchase I ever made.  Sometimes, you just need to spend a little money!

How is your desk chair?  When I visited my orthopedist for my pinched nerve diagnosis, I noticed he had an Aeron chair.  I think that is the best testimonial a chair could have.  Fortunately, I found some of the best articles of the week.  This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.

The following articles caught my attention:

Canadian Finance Blog -Are You planning for Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Cash Money Life  - Blue Cash Everyday Card and Preferred Card from American Express

Debt Sucks - How to be a Frugal Student

Do Not Wait - Saving for Retirement With Your First Apprenticeship

Faith and Finance  - Til Debt Do Us Part


The selection of blogs is up to the committee of one established by krantcents as a representative of the Academy of Frugal Journalistic Writers. That committee can be influenced by meaningful comments, signing up for my RSS feeds, backlinks, links, trackbacks, Facebook Likes, Twitter, Re-tweets, Digg, StumbleUpon, delicio, Yahoo Buzz, Google Bookmarks and other social media. If you plan on creating a single purpose political action committee (PAC) to buy advertising on my blog to solely influence the committee, please go ahead! Please understand it will not influence the results.

I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links.  Sometimes you need to spend a little money on a good desk chair!   Thank you for reading Friday Night Links Desk Chair Edition.

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Jake from Debt Sucks April 27, 2012 at 12:41 am

I have a chair. It is a chair. I keep the handle pushed in, so that I can not lean back so far on it, but sometimes – sometimes! – while I’m leaning back, the handle will pop out, and I will suddenly find myself leaning back even further. This startles me when it happens, and I do not like it. Other than that, though, it is a good chair. Except for when the cat takes a running jump from the floor to the front of the chair directly to the top of the back of the chair. Both the cat and the chair end up on the floor when that happens.

Jake from Debt Sucks April 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

This is an amazing, deeply insightful comment. Someone should print it out and frame it.

And then send it to me, for I have no frame.

Krantcents April 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

I presume you mean the recognition of your article.

Jake from Debt Sucks April 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Oh heavens no, I mean the first comment I left. Immaculate. I was trying my hardest. To sound like a spammer while I wrote it, that is.

Thanks for the mention.

Krantcents April 29, 2012 at 10:25 am

You succeeded, but I tried to turn it positive.

Krantcents April 27, 2012 at 6:26 am

It sounds dangerous to me! I didn’t realize I needed a better chair until I started spending more time in it.

Tim @ Faith and Finance April 27, 2012 at 7:03 am

Thanks for including my article! Interesting note about the desk chair. It’s funny how cheap we can be when it comes to things we use all the time. I would put mattress and desk chair in the category of what not to skimp on.

Krantcents April 27, 2012 at 7:32 am

I agree! My previous chair was great for short term usage for tha last 25 years. As soon as I spent a number of hours in it, I realized it was not adequate.

DSO April 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I have back problems and the chairs I’ve had at home hurt my back quite a bit. At the office we invested in some really nice Herman Miller chairs. I wish I had the same response to them as you because they hurt me as much as the cheaper chairs. Fortunately I was able to find a few older unlabeled chairs at the office that work for me.

Krantcents April 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

In comparison to my previous chair, it is a life saver. It is good that you were able to find a chair that works for you.

Robert @ The College Investor April 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

My wife has this $1,000 desk chair at work that she absolutely loves. I don’t think I could ever spend that much, but if work pays for it, why not?

Krantcents April 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

I bought mine (retail $1K) on Craigslist for $350. It makes all the difference and well worth it.

Jake from Debt Sucks April 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm

It is! Scares the hell out of me! As far as comfort, though, it’s a decent chair. I can sit here and marathon entire seasons of anime all day long with no problem. I’m also less than half your age, though.

Krantcents April 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

When you are younger, you body is more forgiving. As you get older, your past mistakes catch up with you. Marathon animme! Why? You need to get away from your computer, there is a life out there. :)

Jake from Debt Sucks May 1, 2012 at 12:08 am

Because I have a ton of stuff to watch, that’s why.

There is no life out there. I go to work. I get home at 1, 2, 3 in the morning. Sleep at 6.

Krantcents May 1, 2012 at 6:31 am

Usually the busiest people get more done versus less done. It is up to you!

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