Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Customary Weekly Round-Up

Bloomberg taught us an important lesson in contingencies this past week. Bloomberg mistakenly reported the death of Apple chairman Steve Jobs and quickly published a 17 page summation of Steve Jobs’ life work.

All self-respecting newspapers and media companies have pre-written articles to quickly respond to expected and un-expected events. World leader biographies are all constantly updated should there be a need to quickly publish them.

Contingencies are extremely important in everyday life as well. We buy insurance, save money and have emergency funds but we also need to have a plan b and c ready for tougher or better times. Think about it…

Interesting articles from past week’s papers include:

From the Carnivals:

Carnival of Twenty Something Finances @ Living Almost Large:

Carnival of Personal Finance #167 @ Broke Grad Student:

More from fellow personal finance bloggers:

1 comment:

Abby said...

Thanks for the mention!