Thursday, December 21, 2006

Links I liked From the Wall Street Journal

Driven by a slump in the housing sector and a slowdown in consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew slower than anticipated, according to this economic story in the Wall Street Journal.
"The U.S. economy was a bit weaker during the summer than earlier believed as the sharpest housing-sector slump in 15 years took an even bigger toll on the slowest quarterly growth of 2006." -- WSJ

Here's the rest of my roundup of interesting stories in the Wall Street Journal.

College Savings Plans (529s) are a sweet flavor-of-the-month according to this WSJ report.
"Growth in the state-run college-savings accounts started to pick up soon after Congress acted in August to make permanent their federal tax breaks -- which were set to expire at the end of 2010. At the same time, states and plan managers have rolled out or expanded a number of incentives, such as richer tax breaks and lower costs." --WSJ

Trying to buy a home and struggling with the 20 percent down payment? Here are a few options.

A new twist in corporate mentoring: Real big brothers and sisters. Real-life siblings can provide a career edge.



The Frugal Duchess Boutique

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