Stuff we read, and stuff we suggest you read...
- "Does the U.S. Congress Cost Jobs?" - We've covered the effects of the Minimum wage on unemployment, but here's an article that runs the numbers post-WW2. Check it out, it's another great article from Political Calculations!
- "Protect your Shriveling Assets" - Retirement Savior shows the S&P 500 naked- linked to the value of various currencies. A must read.
- "Green Speak from Companies - What's in it For Consumers?" - Darwin of Darwin's Finance notes that not many places have (monetary- this isn't the place for me to discuss morals) incentives for users to switch to green options. Of note- one of my banks charges me to receive paper statements, but sticks aren't the same as carrots. One place I have seen rewarding customers is my local Trader Joe's, which enters reusable bag users into a weekly lottery.
- "The Economy? There is Hope!" - Steve Forbes likes what he sees in California, with the potential restructuring of the tax code. So do I, but I live here so I guess I'm biased...
Back in the saddle again! Check out these carnivals we were featured in:
- "The Finish Wall?" was hosted in the 88th edition of the Money Hacks Carnival over at Amateur Asset Allocator.
- "Generation Y Surprises" was hosted in the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances at How I Save Money.net!
- "Retirement Saving is Not Gambling" was hosted in the Carnival of Financial Planning at Zach Stocks. He used the SEO optimized name of the article, so the title looks interesting!
- "Predicting Recession" was hosted in the Halloween edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance at Money Crashers.
- "Are You Ready to Subsidize Reporters?" I hope not. How can a government paycheck ensure a neutral reporter? You got me...