A couple of weeks ago, I noted that we purchased a Concept2 rowing machine. We actually got it back during early March and, while I’m still not setting any speed records, I’m pleased to report that I recently broke through the 100 km mark in terms of lifetime meters rowed.
My goal for the next indoor rowing season (May 1st – April 30th) is 1, 000, 000 meters (1, 000 km). In truth, this shouldn’t be terribly hard to achieve, as I’m already pretty much on pace — I just need to keep it up for 52 weeks. Anyway, enough about that…
Here are some articles that caught my eye over the past week…
Â» Following Your Bliss: Good Advice or Bunk?
Flexo talks about whether or not doing what makes you happy is the best strategy for success. While I agree that it’s important to enjoy what you do, I also think that a bit of pragmatism is in order.
Â» Why I Pay More For Everything
This is a great article that touches on the many ways that we as consumers justify spending more than we have when making a buying decision.
Â» Why PayPal Makes it a Chore to Pay by Credit Card
MBH talks about the many hoops that you have to jump through in order to use a credit card with PayPal. Not surprisingly, this high level of inconvenience is driven by one thing — PayPal’s bottom line.
Â» Money Does Buy Happinessâ€¦ Imagine that!
And even if it didn’t, you could certainly use it to buy a more pleasant form of misery…
Â» Death of the Coupon
Interesting. While I’ve always known that coupons are pretty pervasive, and always suspected that the vast majority of them never get used, I had no idea of the magnitude… Last year there were 285 billion coupons issued and only 0.5% were actually redeemed.
Â» 20 Ways To Earn More and Spend Less: Steps To Becoming A Frugal Capitalist
Great list of tips for improving your top line and your bottom line.