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It’s Good Friday and a very slow day in many places. I wish we would adopt Europe’s model and actually take some time off for Good Friday and Easter but what can you do. Over the last several weeks I’ve been using my drive time and lawn mowing time to listen to a variety of audio books mostly business related. It’s a great way to consume a lot of content in what would otherwise be mind wandering time and I’m full on hooked. My company provides the capability to download some audio books from our internal site but the business topics are relatively light, if I wanted to learn how to code in C# while I drive I’m set though. I cannot imagine anything more excruciating than to listen to a code development book. So I explored some more options and was just going to purchase some when I realized that my good old King County Library System will let you download thousands of titles for a set time period that you can then transfer to your mobile device or burn to a cd. Awesome! So this week I’ve listened to Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk (which I’ve got to imagine the audio version is 10 times better than the written since he just freestyles most of it) and I’m currently listening to Tribes by Seth Godin. There’s all sorts of good stuff on there. And my casual research shows that there are hundreds of Libraries around the U.S. that offer the same thing from Overdrive. Definitely something to look into for rounding out your information arsenal. Use that commute time or otherwise unproductive time to stimulate your brain. And Free!

Stuff I participated In

Peep out my entry(s) in the carnival of personal finance at Four Pillars Blogthority Relaunch Edition. It seems I mistimed the previous weeks but he was kind enough to put both of them in there. Thanks Mike.

Goings on in the Blogosphere

Dave Ozment presents Views of Money – Part 2

Matt Jabs of Debt Free Adventure presents SEP IRA – Contribution Limits and Deadlines

Adam presents Use Your Credit Card As An Emergency Fund?

The Financial Blogger presents 44 Reasons Why I Want to Become an Entrepreneur

Joe presents The New Health Care Bill: A Prescription for Diminished Health Care

Consumer Boomer presents Roth IRA Conversion Tax Rules

Jeff Rose presents Get Your Free Money: Treasure Hunting Online

PT presents Roth IRA vs 401K: Which is Better for You?

Kyle presents 5 Overlooked Tax Deductions

Coupon Sherpa presents 5 High Tech Tricks to Maximize Coupons

Peter presents Lending Club Offers Good Returns If You Invest Wisely

My Dollar Plan presents How Long Does it Take to Get Your Tax Refund Back?

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Joe Plemon 2010/04/02 at 4:22 pm

Thanks for the audio download tip. The things we never know…until someone tells us.
Thanks also for including me in the roundup…much appreciated.

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Robert Muir 2010/04/04 at 10:26 am

I hope you can post a review of Crush It. Personally, I found it inspirational, challenging, and engaging. Gary Vaynerchuck, (I can now say his name and spell it without looking it up! :)), definitely has his finger on the pulse of the new social media culture. He says to focus on your passion, become such an expert on it that you’re better than 90% of the people out there, and market yourself by using the new media like Facebook and Twitter.

I’m not of that ilk, in fact, I have a very difficult time narrowing my “passions” down to one or two things. My day job will have to suffice until I do.

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Dave Ozment 2010/04/05 at 7:39 pm

Thanks for including my article!

Dave

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