Hump Day Musings 12.08.10
1. Something New for 2011.
I’ve been hinting and talking about it for the past month, but since it’s only a few weeks away, on January 3, 2011, I’ll be launching a new site called “Play Money.”
Ironically, my friend just suggested that name to me last night. I had been mulling over names for the new site over the last month, and after telling her the story behind why there was going to be a new site, she came up with that name. So she gets major props for coming up with the name.
This new site will be all about the NHL and money…but the focus is mainly on money. It also came to my attention that women need something that caters to their financial goals and dreams, so there will be a section devoted to them…that includes debunking the latest sexist financial advice I’ve seen advertised towards women.
Just to give you an idea of what I read yesterday…”Smart Girls Marry Money.” That is a title of the book…and that’s what Forbes Woman suggests women should do. Hockey players…be scared, be very scared. The suggestion of Forbes.com is for women to marry men with money. They encourage gold-digging. It’s 2010 and that’s the financial advice they are giving to women.
They don’t encourage marrying for love. They encourage marrying for money.
That makes me physically sick to my stomach that Forbes.com is encouraging this…or that anyone is encouraging this.
So where this book goes all wrong, I’ll be talking about that on the new site. There will be feature articles from interviews with financial advisers that work with NHL players and other professional athletes. There are agents chirping in on where players go wrong with their finances (especially during their rookie year).
And maybe a player or two will be chiming in randomly to talk about their successes and failures and the things they’ve learned over the years.
The site was originally designed specifically for NHL players, but after so many came to me liking the advice I was giving, I realized that it should be aimed towards everyone…but it will mainly be for the NHL players…but fans can find plenty of information on there as well that will benefit them.
I’m making this knowledge as easy as blinking your eyes, because people that are experiencing financial problems don’t want to read an entire book. They want something simple and easy to understand. Well, that’s what “Play Money” is all about.
It’s a recession…what better way to learn how to live a rich life…even without the cash.
I’ll also be posting up Deals of the Day from around the web. There will be a lot of frugal finds on there too. Hey, most of what I get out of life is free. The freebies in life are always the good stuff.
2. iPads and the Devils.
This is the most important story of the day: NJD iPad Rentals and Fan Appreciation Night
For those who have a hard time reading something in its entirety, the part you care about is that the Devils are giving iPads away on April 10th. Buy your tickets to the game now. [FYI, Devils fans went a little crazy when they saw my tweet that the Devils were giving away iPads on Fan Appreciation Night. Tix may sell out quickly for 4/10, so buy your tickets to the game now!]
Oh, and make sure you rent them during the season because that’s what’s going to pay for them to be given away on 4/10. Enjoy the little luxuries at Prudential Center.
3. Devils Tix on Groupon.
I don’t advertise Groupon a lot because I’ve only used them once. But this deal applies to Devils fans. For today only, you can get $29 tix in the 100-section for 2 upcoming Devils games. Groupon.com
Not a bad deal. Act today.
4. NHL Alumni Raffles.
I stumbled upon NHL Alumni Raffles randomly this morning when I was on Facebook. The part that shocked me…Winter Classic VIP package…each raffle ticket is $5, you must purchase a minimum of 2 tickets (i.e. $10 for 2 tickets to enter the raffle).
For the Winter Classic VIP package, the money benefits the Toys for Tots program.
But the package deal that had me salivating…the Boston Bruins motorcycle. That baby is…wooooweeee… I’ll keep it PG and not bring in the sex terms floating in my head about this bike…but this baby…one lucky person is going home with that hot tamale.
So far, the only team that contributes a lot to this raffle program is the Boston Bruins. They’re working on getting other teams to participate. When the Devils participate (or the Rangers), that will be my cue to start buying lots and lots of raffle tickets.
But that Winter Classic package…that’s one sweet package. Most of what you will experience is what I experienced when I went to the Winter Classic. I still list the WC in Chicago as the most memorable hockey experience I have had to date. Nothing tops the experience I had there. It was amazing.
I mean…Saks Fifth Avenue and several other stores helped to dress me for the party. I got Burberry for $50! I mean…that’s unheard of! That was all part of the experience of the Winter Classic…oh, and there were a few movie stars and a Cubs owner lurking around during my experience (they had me laughing my head off).
Visit their site, and visit it often for all the new raffle giveaways. Teams…get on it with the NHL Alumni raffles. These are awesome experiences and awesome raffle prizes. And to those who buy raffle tickets…good luck. Just remember your money is going to charity too!
5. Jagr Makes Russian Fans Ecstatic.
For the record, I’m still mad at him. But I miss the guy…especially when you see what he’s doing in Russia…
What do I think of this? He could have done that in the NHL. But noooo…he couldn’t wait to sign a contract. He just couldn’t wait. [Those Russians are just way too smart for Jagr.]
I remember watching him as a Ranger…and that year he broke all of the records. Seeing the big guy score goals…that, to me, was how I envisioned hockey players. These huge, massive guys that make scoring goals look easy. That was Jagr. I just wish sometimes he didn’t hop on the first plane out of America.
AND that he actually kept to his word at the Olympics.
Oh, and yes, I admit that I still check up on the big guy every now and again. But he’s not making my top hockey players list again.