Author Topic: Fun hobby: Reading Awful Antimustachian Personal Finance Blogs  (Read 4183 times)

chucklesmcgee

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Fun hobby: Reading Awful Antimustachian Personal Finance Blogs
« on: December 05, 2012, 05:27:13 PM »
I have this sort of Schadenfreude pleasure I get out of reading hilariously misdirected, Antimustachian blogs.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/savings-experiment/

The mindset here is just totally distorted and hilariously misguided. "Saving" here is simply getting good deals on crap. Oooh, "Golden Savings on Toaster Ovens!"  "Bargain Christmas Decorations!" "Gobble Up Savings on Thanksgiving"

Oh look, "Cut the Cost of Making Your Home Energy Efficient!" And the poll for how much your monthly energy bill is runs from "More than $400" all the way down to "$100 or less"



For instance, here's how to saving on car rental insurance:

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/12/04/saving-on-rental-car-insurance-savings-experiment/

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No one wants to double up on insurance, but you may benefit from purchasing insurance from your rental car company. Full coverage can cost as much as $40 a day, but you'll avoid the $500 deductible and any additional fees.

Oh wow thanks! My available cash is so little that a $500 deductible would be catastrophic, and I'm still getting a rental car, so maybe the $40 would be worth it. Good things to consider!

Awfully misguided consumer "savings" blogs general?



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Re: Fun hobby: Reading Awful Antimustachian Personal Finance Blogs
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 10:27:48 PM »
Blogs like that are really just a vehicle for carrying advertising.  I try to exit them as quickly as possible ...