Interesting Personal Debt News Links (April 05, 2009)

April 5, 2009

* Foreclosures’ human toll: Families fight to avoid losing homes (Jim Wasserman, Sacramento Bee)

After 46 years in one family, the little house in Tahoe Park has its own culture. Brothers, sisters and friends come in the back, and the front doorbell always means strangers.

* ‘Huffing,’ ‘puffing’ over pro-union changes (Edward M. Gilbreth, Post & Courier)

On the preservation front, I read with interest about the various conservation groups and how much land was either placed in easement last year or otherwise acquired as part of the greenbelt.

* Biz Bits: USPS hopes Simpsons stamp makes some doh (Gatehouse Media, Sussex Countian)

The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it will be issuing The Simpsons stamps. The USPS produces about 20 special stamps per year, and its hoping to cash in on the popularity of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie in late March, Postmaster General John Potter testified before Congress about the services financial woes. The Simpsons stamps will be available for viewing April 9 …

* THE BEER NUT: Affordable choices for recession-minded craft beer lovers (Art Illman, Journal-Standard)

The economy is in disarray and the cash in people’s wallets seems to be disappearing faster and faster.

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