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Best of the Rest: Happy Birthday To Me Edition

I’ve been waiting almost a year for this, but it looks like I made it to my birthday weekend again (actual birthday is on Sunday)! I’m headed to Vegas with the wife for the first time, it should be a lot of fun.

I’m off to be a responsible personal finance blogger and gamble. Gambling is a smart money move, right?

I love gambling (though I don’t enjoy losing). What’s your game? Any tips for me?

Enjoy these articles while I’m gone.

How My Part Time Job Became My Passion via Making Sense of Cents
When to Start Saving for a Mid-Term Goal via Evolving Personal Finance
What Would You Do?: I Won One Million Dollars!!! via Money Life and More
How the New 401(k) Disclosure Fees Are Providing Clarity to my 401(k)…Kind of via My Journey To Millions
How to Save Money: Even Your Milk Money Counts via 20s Finances
No-Cost Refi Complete: 5 REALLY Annoying Things I Had to Deal With via Darwin’s Money

I was featured in the following carnivals this week:

Nerdy Finance Carnival at Nerdy Finance Carnival
Yakezie Carnival at Kylie Ofiu
Y & T’s Weekend Ramblings at Young and Thrifty
Canadian PF Happy Hour at Canadian Personal Finance
Carn. of Financial Camaraderie at My University of Money
Wealth Artisan’s FinCarn at Wealth Artison
Totally Money Carnival at James Petzke: Graduating with a Surplus
Carnival of Retirement at Life Insurance by Jeff
Carnival of MoneyPros at Making Sense Of Cents
Carnival of Financial Planning at Broke Professionals



  1. As you are well aware I love gambling! Depending how into the wife gets, I would check out downtown vegas. It is a shady bus trip down but everything there is like dirt cheap. You can even find $3 tables!

    Happy birthday buddy!

  2. I wrote up quite a few vegas tips at

    I used to be a semi-pro poker player, and still moonlight as once in a full moon. My advice would be to avoid pokers (it provides the worst odds in the casino for novices, even worse than keno) and stick to playing “pass” at craps. Craps is one of the few games where people actually have fun.

    Oh, see my comment on the linked post with a litmus test as to whether downtown is for you.

  3. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great time! When we go to Vegas, we stick mainly to Pai Gow, video poker, and the fun shows. Enjoy your vacation!

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