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)