America’s looming burial crisis.
Wandering Scientist with a plea for bipartisanship, among many other insightful things.
Scalzi had a lot of great commentary this week (read all of it!), but this one was my favorite. Also: I love the way he’s able to see the world from many viewpoints, and not just through his own eyes. Not everybody can do that. (As he notes in a comment earlier this week, I believe, that’s also what helps makes his novels be so awesome.)
A pair of related posts: Miser-mom talks about why she saves money–so she can give more. We do that too, and I would argue it’s a good reason to make more money, not just save it. Though right now we’re having difficulties giving money to DC1′s school (I understand why my father said we had to deal with the large donation process). On the other side, poor to rich one day at a time wonders if she should be satisfied with bringing in only 14K/year. What would she need more money for? Me, I want that safety net, even above and beyond my cheese cravings.
Money magazine is looking for people to give financial makeovers to.
We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.