The big headline yesterday was three-time MVP Albert Pujols leaving St. Louis after 11 years to accept a 10-year, $254 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. It’s the second highest contract in baseball history, and comes just six weeks after Pujols led the Cardinals to a thrilling World Series win.
It brings up the question of loyalty vs. money. While this isn’t exactly a LeBron James situation, die-hard Cardinals fans were obviously hoping Pujols would take a bit of a hometown discount to stay and finish his career in St. Louis. Do you think his sleazy agent had anything to do with the decision?
This week on Moneyville I wrote about email transfers and about using cash to stick to your Christmas budget. On Canadian Finance Blog I looked at whether new graduates should pay off student loans or build up their savings.
Here are some other interesting personal finance articles from this week:
- Out of Your Rut listed 4 easy ways to save money, time and stress on Christmas shopping
- Million Dollar Journey asked, is my defined benefit pension safe?
- Michael James wrote about loyalty points as currency
- Retire Happy Blog looked at buying income paying investments in Canada
- Budgets are Sexy thought about buying some Green Bay Packers stock
- Free Money Finance said that dividend investing is not the perfect solution for yield
- Thirty Six Months looked at car insurance for high risk drivers
- Give Me Back My Five Bucks posted a breakdown of an average student’s budget
- Oblivious Investor wrote about playing catch-up with retirement savings
- Couple Money explained how to check out a business to avoid getting ripped off
We were also featured in the following blog carnivals this week:
- Carnival of Wealth
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie
- Carnival of Personal Finance
- Self Directed Investing for Retirement Carnival
- Festival of Frugality
- Totally Money Carnival
Have a great weekend everyone!