There’s nothing better than to kick off the new year like political brinksmanship, hilarious proposals and increasingly sour rhetoric – nothing, that is, except for the Flying Spaghetti Monster getting a shoutout from Reuters’ Felix Salmon:
The trillion-dollar coin is the fiscal equivalent of the Flying Spaghetti Monster: a logical reductio ad absurdum designed to emphasize the silliness of an opposing position.
- Dewey’s Treehouse brings Newton’s laws to finance.
- Wealth Informatics presents the “Save $1,000 in 30 days” challenge.
- The Domestic Groove explores so-called “free” financing.
- Gajizmo calculates how much you should be saving each month.
- Darwin’s Money explains why the only stock he’s bought in months is in 3-D printing.
Politics & policy
- My Dollar Plan explains the fiscal cliff deal, and Nerd’s Eye View details its tax implications.
- The Novel Investor breaks down the 2013 tax brackets.
- Free From Broke asks, should students get paid for good grades?
Life, love and money
- Free Money Finance presents two case studies of people who successfully quit their jobs.
- My University Money wonders whether a broke college kid should tip as much as working professionals.
- Eyes on the Dollar explores encore careers for those who’ve reached financial independence.