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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Weekend With Mr. Mom Link Dump

The Unknown Wife gets back tonight, so I'm still in Mr. Mom mode. And of course, our furnace isn't working - it's a new house, and it's still under warranty, so it won't cost anything for the call. But still, it's irritating. At least it's not really cold here yet (forecast for overnight is temperatures in the low 40s). But it still needs to be fixed.

It's an interesting phenomenon -- I used to think I'd enjoy a few days "to my self" (actually not, what with the kids). But I find that after so many years married, I have a hard time sleeping when U.W. is out of town. So, at 11:00 last night, I started tackling the pile of boxes in the basement. There were a pretty good number of boxes that were about half to three-quarters empty (we'd taken some things out of each box, but not finished). So, I was able to consolidate things and empty about 8 good sized boxes. There are another two or three of little-used books that will be moved to my school office this weekend after U.W. gets back.

Having said all that, it's time for the latest version of the Link Dump:
Yesterday's Wall Street Journal (subscription required) documents how Vega Asset Management's hedge fund offerings have had hard times this last year.

In Marketwatch.com, Mark Hulbert explains the difference between dollar and time-weighted returns. Given that money tends to flow into good-performing funds, it's an important distinction.

The Wall Street Journal talks about some possible winners for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Joe Carter at Evangelical Outpost has the latest installment of his Yak Shaving Razor series up.

Smartmoney.com has a collection of advice on the best time to buy clothes, airline tickets, and other things.
And with that, it's time to get the munchkins to the library - they're into reading and the prices there are way better than at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

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