Roundup and Link Love – Economic Meltdown Edition

by Ron Haynes

What a crazy week. We’re bouncing around a bill in the Congress that will put you and me, as taxpayers, another $30,000 to $50,000 in debt…each! Thanks for nothing to everyone from Jimmy Carter, to Wall Street, to Bill Clinton, to the Senate, the House, to Democrats, and to Republicans. Very few people are immune from blame, but please do remember this: President Bush called for reform 17 times in 2008 alone. If you do your homework, you’ll find that the meltdown signs were there all along, but partisan politics prevented any progress. Now, because of egos and posturing, because of selfishness and back room deals, because of excesses and earmarks, you and I are going to have to spend more than half of every year working to pay the taxes to bail these thieves out?

I am fed up with the clowns in Congress. Fed up.

Here’s some great links from the Life Skills Network.

Three things you’re dying to learn @ On Simplicity
7 moves you haven’t made in your 401(k) @ My Dollar Plan
Is it better to be in your 20’s or in your 40’s? @ My Supercharged Life
Does spending less money get easier over time? @ Frugal Dad
Get things done at home by getting stuff out of your head @ Simple Mom
77 keys to living well before you die @ Marc and Angel Hack Life


From the rest of the blogosphere:

SHOCKING: How many pay NO income tax @ All Financial Matters
Your lifestyle may hurt your credit score @ Credit Withdrawal
Sell your home fast in a buyer’s market @ Gather Little By Little
Practical steps in this economic mess @ Green Panda Treehouse
Watch out for this grocery pricing trick @ Mighty Bargain Hunter
What happens when a bank fails @ My Two Dollars
6 ways to get intense about your finances @ PT Money
How to clone yourself @ Quest for Four Pillars
Time your vacations to get the best deals @ One Caveman’s Financial Journey
Does the economy affect how you save money? @ The Digerati Life
Do web sites for brick and mortar stores make sense? @ Uncommon Cents

Enjoy the links.

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 988 articles on The Wisdom Journal.

The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.