When does nonsense become noncents? Nonsense is a communication via speech, writing or any symbolic system that lacks any coherent meaning. Noncents is a new word that I formed to describe anything that relates to money that makes no sense or is absurd. The process of forming a new word on the basis of an existing word is called derivation.
One of the noncents absurdities is there is no inflation (according to Federal government statistics), but gas, food, and other products and services keep increasing in price. If your children are attending university, you have seen increases in tuition that exceed inflation. Federal/state/local governments have cut their payroll, services and increased fees and still do not balance their respective budgets. How can a mere mortal like you manage to thrive in this kind of world?
The irony is that individually we thrive despite the chaos around us. Fortunately, I found some of the best or favorite articles of the week. This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.
The following articles caught my attention:
Investor Junkie – Why PE Ratios Don’t Matter
Len Penzo dot Com – Personal Finance For Dummies: It’s as Easy as A-B-C
Life and My Finances – Is an MBA Really Worth the Cost?
Little House in the Valley – Your Money or Your Life Thoughts
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. Noncents is the other nonsense! Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Noncents Edition.
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