Month: December 2008

  • What, no recommendations?

    I can’t fathom why my last two posts have garnered zero recommendations and only three views between them.

    It’s almost as though NO ONE WANTS TO LOOK AT ADS.

  • Kick Flip Skateboard Game

    I just posted this Kick Flip Skateboard Game for 250 credits. You can earn free credits too!

  • BENADRYL┬« Pollen Alert Widget

    I have posted this to illustrate why I will now cease to use Xanga.

    I just posted this BENADRYL® Pollen Alert widget for 500 credits. You can earn free credits too!

  • The Economy Is Yummy

    Ok. I don’t know why this ‘blog entry is titled ‘The Economy Is Yummy.’ I guess I lack the focus to come up with a proper title. But here’s my point:

    I invest in US Treasury bills, because they’re the safest investment in the known universe. Safer than your bank. If the treasury can’t pay you back, then things are so messed up the money they’d give you back would be worthless anyway.

    T-bills = safe. Got it?

    Well, there’s a down-side to this safety. 4-week T-bills (my churn of choice) were recently auctioned at 0% interest. This means investors would rather put their money in the totally safe place than the interest-gathering place.

    My investment churn is automated by the Treasury web site. I went to check on it and saw ‘Price per 100: 100.’ I thought, ‘Can this be right? Is the web site broken?’ Google gave me the bad news. An interesting tidbit from that news item:

    Reflecting high demand, the amount in bids for the four-week bills was four times the amount sold at the auction.

    But there’s one thing in all this that makes me feel better: I was doing the right thing before everyone else in the financial system saw that it was the right thing, too. Safety + liquidity. My money is safe, I get a little interest (until lately, that is), and I’m always no more than two weeks away from half of it because of automated time-staggered buys.