"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