I spent five hours in the woods today with my digital camera in hand, hoping to capture some pictures for a photo blog of the art of finding mushrooms for eating and selling (you can make $20 a pound with them). Five hours – no mushrooms (well, not entirely true, but none of the mushrooms actually worth talking about). I’ll go back out later this week and see if I have any better luck … *sigh*. Here are some personal finance articles.
Smoke and Mirrors of the Middle Class: Credit is Slavery This article tries desperately to lay the “blame” for the lack of basic personal finance skills in America at the feet of the Republican Party. The truth is that education is to blame: modern education actually does a very good job of teaching students a variety of subjects, but it is very weak on fundamental life skills like personal finance management, and both parties are to blame for that. (@ corrente wire)