The Roundup – Road Warrior Edition

Posted on September 20, 2007 by Melissa 
Filed Under Roundups

Sweet Ride!A friend of mine recently bought a huge RV and he brought the beast by to show it off.  I had never been in one before and I was shocked at the level of amenties it has.  I was very impressed – kind of like a nice studio apartment on wheels.  This 35-foot behemoth even has its own garage with a lowering platform for bikes.  All it’s lacking at this point is a hot tub and a Starbucks.  And the hot tub ain’t gonna happen.

Getting to Now: How to Beat the Procrastination Habit @ Get Rich Slowly – I have a real problem with procrastination and multitasking.  The lightbulb has been burned out in my laundry room for a week and I still haven’t replaced it.  I used my lantern-style flashlight to do laundry today.  How sad is that?  I will go change it right now.  Errr, after this post I mean.  Great article!

Transfering Assets Upon Death Through a Will @ Generation X Finance – It seems people avoid thinking about a will until someone they know passes or they have kids.  Wills are uncomfortable but important business and Jeremy does a good job discussing them this week.

To Tip Or Not To Tip @ Brip Blap – Tipping is a sensitive subject for some people.  I usually tip 15-20% at restaurants, a few bucks to the pizza guy and valets, and a buck or two to the airport shuttle bus driver who is kind enough to help me with my bags.  When it came to our wedding we paid a flat 20% to the waiters/bartenders and banished tip jars entirely.  Making the no tipping rule clear helped make everyone more comfortable.

More carnivals to check out:
Carnival of Ethics, Values, and Personal Finance @ Money and Values
Carnival of Financial Planning @ The Skilled Investor

Image Source: EdTarwinski


2 Responses to “The Roundup – Road Warrior Edition”

  1. Brip Blap on September 20th, 2007 9:20 pm

    The no tipping rule ALWAYS makes everyone happier – I’m sure the waiters/bartenders at your wedding were relieved to know they were going to get well paid, and your guests appreciated not fumbling for a wallet every 10 seconds (because that’s how fast people drink and eat at weddings).

    Thanks for the link!

  2. Melissa on September 22nd, 2007 1:53 pm

    Brip Blap –

    Strangely enough the bartenders weren’t happy about the no tipping rule. Apparently, if it isn’t requested they will still put out a tip jar even though the 20% tip was already included in the bar costs. Guess they were hoping for 40%…

    Thanks for the comment!


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