The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Snow Overload Edition

I’ll say this much: this has been the craziest winter of my adult life. Right now, as I look out my window, there’s easily two feet of snow on the ground in the back yard. The temperature hasn’t been above freezing (for more than an afternoon hour or two) for weeks, so there’s been no melting. In fact, the snow’s not even good for making snowmen – and even if it were, it’s usually been too cold to go out there and build one.

Three winters ago, there was no snow on the ground for the entire winter save a week or so. What a difference three years makes.

The Razor’s Edge: Lessons in True Wealth This is one of the best pieces of writing on personal finance I’ve read in a while. I don’t know why – it just clicked with me. (@ get rich slowly)

2008 Federal Tax Brackets Explained An excellent explanation of how tax brackets work with real examples for the upcoming year. If you’re going to try doing your own taxes but don’t know where to start, this is a good place. (@ money smart life)

Huge Tax-Free Investment Returns I’ve been reading through some of Philip Brewer’s older articles when I came across this excellent one. It really does a great job of explaining the philosophy behind stocking up on staples. (@ wisebread)

Tips and Tricks to Eat Healthy on a Budget I’ve been working hard to adopt a better diet this year, so lists of tips like these are really useful to me. (@ carrie and danielle)

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