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:

  1. Out of Your Rut listed 4 easy ways to save money, time and stress on Christmas shopping
  2. Million Dollar Journey asked, is my defined benefit pension safe?
  3. Michael James wrote about loyalty points as currency
  4. Retire Happy Blog looked at buying income paying investments in Canada
  5. Budgets are Sexy thought about buying some Green Bay Packers stock
  6. Free Money Finance said that dividend investing is not the perfect solution for yield
  7. Thirty Six Months looked at car insurance for high risk drivers
  8. Give Me Back My Five Bucks posted a breakdown of an average student’s budget
  9. Oblivious Investor wrote about playing catch-up with retirement savings
  10. 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:

Have a great weekend everyone!


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