The Fish Wrap: an occasional gaggle of interesting links, sometimes themed around finance and from personal finance blogs. A carnival of sorts, maybe arranged by topics, but certainly curated with inconsistent editorial standards.
It’s bloody cold in the heartland. An ice storm swept through a couple days ago, and left trees, power lines, traffic signs and anything more than an inch off the ground sheathed in ice. Temps in the high 20′s, not terribly cold and downright balmy to folks from Minnesota and Michigan, but it just looks cold.
Here’s the worst name ever for a menu dish: Fukushima Fish Wrap. Nevertheless, this might just be showing up in area restaurants if the Japanese Ministry of Information publicists have their way. From CBS News: “Inside Japan’s battle to prove fish is safe after Fukushima nuclear disaster “ Good luck with that one. More likely to happen, a new popular aphorism: about as appetizing as a Fukushima Fish Wrap.
Meanwhile, Japan’s trade deficit is going up. Replacing 15% of the energy previously provided by nuclear is expensive. Self-evident. With little domestic energy production, Japan needs to import more more oil and gas to feed industry and economy.
Traffic is good, traffic is nice. And so is keeping eyeballs glued to the site. Here’s a few reminders that it helps to craft short, well-written articles. Be pithy. Italicize, use sub-headings and avoid interminably long paragraphs.
Some good numbers crunched from Pauline on buying a blog (“I Bought Another PF Blog“), on Make Money Your Way. This from a gal that coolly buys cattle as investments. Up next, a blog about cattle.
For all the location-independent folks wishing to relocate and live the good life down in Central America, don’t be a pineapple.
Nelson writes on Seeking Alpha and at Financial Uproar. A shot across the bow of all dividend growth bloggers: “Okay dividend growth investors, here’s the deal: your investment philosophy kinda sucks.”
From SnarkFinance “Pick Up Tips Are Interviewing Tips, Part 1“. Sure there’s a connection. In both cases, you’re selling something.
From the 101C Wayback Machine
Some mildly interesting posts from the archives, one on investing and another on planting trees. Guaranteed they’re more appetizing than a Fukushima fish wrap:
That’s it for this week, thanks for dropping in, folks. Posting will be irregular next week or so, as we’re hosting family and will be busy eating and drinking massive quantities. Nevertheless, Email subscriptions are encouraged. There may be something on Twitter too, hard to say.