The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: The Crane Wife Edition

I can’t stop listening to The Crane Wife by The Decemberists. I grew up listening to lots of 60s and 70s folk rock, stuff like The Mamas and the Papas and James Taylor. The Crane Wife is basically in the same lines, but with a bit of a modern sensibility. It’s like candy for my ears and mind. On to the personal finance news…

Rent Forever, Don’t Buy A Home There is a little tiny bit of merit to this philosophy. If you’re going to live in an area short-term, you’re usually better off just renting for a year or two instead of investing in a home. However, as you begin to build serious equity in the house, the home purchase blows away renting. (@ blueprint for financial prosperity)

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  1. HC says:

    You might also dig the NPR recordings of the band and Colin Meloy solo; these are some of the many joys of “All Songs Considered.” But be warned, they are long streams (and they took down the downloadable mp3s).

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5171264

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6382494

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