Thoughts while having CNBC drone in the background:

– Today is Trump family suck up day. (Was Ivanka just asked about real estate investing?)
– Gotta love the insecurity-based advertising from BDO.
– We must in a full force BS bear rally if earning disappointments are sending stocks higher now.
– “Ex post facto?” The correct term is “Bill of Attainder”, in regards to the specific targeting of certain companies’ bonuses.

State Individual Income Tax Rates, 2009

The Tax Foundation – State Individual Income Tax Rates, 2000-2009.

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?.  An interesting look at the figures being thrown around, in terms of what it would look like in the form of $100 bills.

All this talk about “stimulus packages” and “bailouts”…

A billion dollars…

A hundred billion dollars…

Eight hundred billion dollars…

One TRILLION dollars…

What does that look like?

Top 100+ Personal Finance Blogs

Top 100+ Personal Finance Blogs

I don’t know of #1 – Consumerist as a Personal Finance blog, so that limits this lists’ reputation.  I frequent #4, #11, #12, #13.  I notice that Dave Ramsey does not have an offering on this list.

Rescue America’s retirement – Feb. 16, 2009

Rescue America’s retirement – Feb. 16, 2009. It’s time to fix the 401(k)

The next political and financial catastrophe

The Next Catastrophe: Think Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were a politicized financial disaster? Just wait until pension funds implode. – Reason Magazine

A nice little blog to add to your reading list.

Creating a Life by Destroying Debt – I used to listen to Dave Ramsey regularly.  The call-ins were a combination of cautionary tales and inspirational stories of overcoming massive debts.

I realized that was quite ordinary by comparison.  My mistakes weren’t nearly as bad, but my commitment to digging myself out was not all that great either.

This little blog is a little more ordinary than the average Dave Ramsey caller.  That alone gives me hope.