In case you missed it, Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub entered the NFL record books this evening. Unfortunately for him, it was for a rather embarrassing feat.
As it turns out, no NFL quarterback had ever thrown a ‘pick six’ — i.e., an interception that was returned for a touchdown — in four consecutive games. Until tonight, that is, when Schaub threw his very first pass to the defense.
Looks like that Pick Six Burger — you know, the one where customers are invited to pick six toppings and then pay dearly for it — might need to be added to the menu in Houston-area restaurants, after all. It started out as a joke, but seems fitting.
And now… In honor of Schaub’s historical performance, I’ve picked six articles to share with you this week.
- Real Financial Progress Requires Quantum Jumps — I couldn’t agree more. While slow and steady progress may get you to your goals eventually, you should always be on the lookout for big wins.
- When Does a 100%-Stock Portfolio Make Sense? — The ever-excellent Mike Piper tackles an interesting reader question as he returns from brief hiatus.
- How to Manage Your Money with ADHD — There’s some good advice in here for those without ADHD, too. Worth a read.
- Should Equity Exposure Decrease in Retirement — An interesting, and somewhat counterintuitive take on asset allocation in retirement.
- Audit Targets Getting a Shutdown Break — There’s never been a better time to cheat on your taxes. First, tax audits took a hit due to sequestration. Now, “return examiners” have been deemed non-essential during the shutdown.
- Devil’s Advocate: Give Me a Stock Market Crash — A useful reminder that, at least for those in the accumulation phase, stock market crashes are hardly the end of the world. Fun? No. But not a disaster, either.
Okay, okay… We all know that touchdowns come with an extra point, so here’s one more for good measure… If banks are going to offer juice generous rates on reward checking accounts, why not park some of your cash there?
That’s it. I hope you had a great weekend.