The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Thomas Eagleton Edition

This weekend, Thomas Eagleton died. For a presidential campaign button collector like myself, this is a sad moment, because his name appears on one of the bigger prizes in campaign button collecting: the McGovern/Eagleton ’72 button. Why is this one great? Eagleton was the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic Party in 1972 – for roughly one week. He was tossed off the ticket about a week after the convention when it was revealed he had undergone elctro-shock therapy. Unsurprisingly, McGovern was utterly crushed by Nixon that year. Anyway, enjoy these personal finance posts, and maybe check around and see if you have a McGovern/Eagleton button around somewhere.

5 Things I Learned From Casey Serin For those of you unawares, Casey Serin is an individual who bought into the real estate bubble right at the peak by buying a ton of houses on credit. Then, before he could sell a single one, the local market for him crashed about 30%. Ouch. (@ the digerati life)

Nine Uses For Lemons Around here, lemons are really cheap right now, so I found this particularly interesting – what could I do with a box full of them? (@ personal finance advice)

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  1. Mitch says:

    Sad to hear about Eagleton. My college boyfriend, who had a second major in economics, took a class that Eagleton and another faculty member co-taught. I remember always being interested in hearing about their debates/lectures–they were often on “opposite” sides but they were also both scholars. This was around 1999.

  2. jake says:

    Seriously 8 houses in 8 months in 4 states? Simply greed.

  3. Thanks for the mention, Trent. Now I’m curious about the crutches (over at the sinful dollar).

  4. Wendell says:

    It is depressing that Tom Eagleton will always be known in part of the McGovern ticket. He was a great Senator, excellent lawyer and inspiring teacher. I was a volunteer in his last (1980) election and he was always the smartest guy in the room — which could be annoying if you disagreed with him. He’ll be missed.

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