Andrea at So Over Debt asked if we're defined by our mistakes, and she makes the case that those in poverty are not easily able to escape from poverty* and that assuming the poor should just choose to not be poor anymore is kind of asinine.
MSN Money listed four good and four bad money resolutions for the new year. Interestingly, none of the good money resolutions was to pay off the Mayan gods who are planning planetary destruction as we speak.
Gizmodo had a terrific post about how the hashtag is ruining the English language.
Moneycrashers posed ways in which you can create free exercise programs for yourself. None of these involved having a Twinkie dangling from a string just out of your reach.
In a several-year-old piece, a writer for Slate described how running a coffee shop is a money pit. It remains unfortunate that the things that we think we might most enjoy doing tend to be the worst financial decisions we could make.
Forbes magazine shared eleven life-changing tax decisions. For me, at least, the money saved by moving from California (a state with state income tax) to Nevada (a state without state income tax) would almost certainly end up in the the coffers of the Bellagio, so it's kind of a wash.
In a guest post for Get Rich Slowly, the author describes how losing 25 pounds is a sound financial decision. What he neglects to mention is that before his diet, the writer mostly ate gold coins.
*I would like to see the movie "Escape from Poverty" starring an eye-patch wearing Kurt Russell. Or even Keri Russell.