Weekly Reading: “‘Tis The (Election) Season” Edition

Personal Finance

Here are a few of the hot topics on the NerdWallet blog this week. Every Wednesday we round ‘em up so you can stay tuned on the latest news, tips and tricks that could affect your daily budget.

Still looking for a halloween costume? Check out our list of the Top 10 Nerdy Halloween Costumes of 2012.

Food stamps are becoming more common than ever, given the bad economy–learn if you’re eligible, and if they could help you.

Digging yourself out of debt can be a depressing, emotional process. But you can hack your natural tendencies and make managing debt feel rewarding.

Investing tips from both sides of the aisle: how to get rich like our candidate.

Romney’s election odds plumet if Obama wins these key states.

Does investing in fine wines get better with age?

What we learned from the American Express settlement.

Going WWOOFing on the winery in New Zealand: free travel while doing good.

New study: How likely are you to lose your baggage this holiday season?

Two NerdWallet employees describe their experiences after switching to a credit union.

Credit union membership growth: nearly half of credit unions have seen gains over the past year.