This past week I had the opportunity to play around with an Amazon Kindle, and I must admit that I was impressed. The “electronic paper” display is really easy on the eyes, much like a real book page. I’m also somewhat dazzled by the ability to get my hands on a wide variety of reading material whenever and wherever I want.
All of this being said, I’m still trying to figure out is why I would actually want to buy one. The Kindle itself is rather pricey ($359) and the books aren’t that cheap. I was also disappointed to learn that there isn’t any sort of backlight for reading in the dark, but that’s apparently a technical limitation of the E-Ink that makes the display so readable.
Anyways, if you have a Kindle, feel free to sing its praises or complain about its shortcomings in the comments.
And now, time for the roundup…
If you’re in debt, NCN has some words of encouragement for you.
Flexo talked about dealing with unpredictable income.
Jim reported that Amazon is no longer offering their price guarantee. Booooo!
Ben wants to know if you’d take a better job for a lower salary. For me, the answer would depend (at least in part) on how much better and how much lower.
MyRetirementBlog talked about the advantages of couples staggering their retirements.
Pinyo put together a list of tips for asset allocation tips.
Jaimie says that coupons are good for more than food. I must admit, we’ve never been big couponers when it comes to groceries, but we do use them elsewhere.
Finally, Madison talked about the importance of tracking your Roth IRA contributions.