A reader asked me recently what I’m reading, so I thought I’d mention it here. Since I now have the final piece in the trilogy, I’ve started rereading Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe novels, starting with The Sportswriter. It’s one of those novels that at the same time frustrated me and engrossed me – which, to me, is the sign of something really worth rereading. The next one in the series, Independence Day, is even better. So that’s what I’m reading, anyway – an excellent, detailed portrait of a middle aged man.
Who Is Responsible For Lead In Toys? One of my favorite personal finance bloggers (perhaps my favorite, actually) writes a wonderful piece about the real causes of lead in toys – a well thought-out piece about buying things too cheap. (@ money, matter, and more musings)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Don’t Fear The Higher Tax Bracket (Or Why A Reader Needs More Cowbell) Never really understood how tax brackets work? This is a good explanation of them – and it also shows why you shouldn’t necessarily avoid income to avoid a higher bracket.