The Top Thinkers of Beyond the Rhetoric

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the middle of summer and the kids will be going back to school in about a month. Time is continuing to fly by, but now we can look back at July and see who contributed the greatest number of comments on Beyond the Rhetoric. There are some familiar faces again.

Once again, Ray Ebersole tops the list. Over on his own blog, he recently wrote about credit, debt and the economy in reply to a Money Monday post on BTR. He feels that greater onus should be placed on credit card companies to be responsible for their actions, not preying on those already in debt or those at risk of becoming a slave to the interest.

Speaking of Money Monday, the second “top thinker” for July was none other than Aaron Koo. He doesn’t have his own blog, but he does write his financial advising posts here on BTR every week. You might remember his breakdown of how to save money on beer, for example. It’s amazing how small lifestyle changes can have such a dramatic impact on your finances.

Next, we have Used Tires. Most people buy brand new tires for their cars, but there is money to be saved by buying the right used ones too. You just have to be proactive about used tire problems, like keeping a close eye on the remaining tread. You should also pay attention to the overall condition, especially before long trips.

New to the Top Thinker list is Edwin. He has a site on staying fit and being healthy. You might want to have a look at his article on better heart health by using olive oil, for instance. Olive oil has components with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant properties that can help to prevent coronary disorders and heart disease. It can’t do it on its own, so be mindful of your overall lifestyle too!

And finally, we have Betshopboy. He shares his e-reading list. He’s a big fan of John Grisham and Jeffrey Archer, so the e-books he lists are all novels by these authors. Have you read The Litigators or A Prisoner of Birth? I haven’t read any fiction in a while; maybe I need to get back into that.