The Oregon rain set in a little early this year. It’s been wet for the past couple weeks. Today, though, the sun came out. Kris and I spent several hours in the yard trying to reduce the huge mass of limbs and leaves we’ve accumulated in the three years since we bought this house. Tomorrow I may be able to give the lawn one final mow before winter.

Meanwhile, here are some interesting recent posts from other personal finance blogs:

Coming up at Get Rich Slowly next week: Blog Action Day, a guest post from the author of Debt is Slavery, and a series of giveaways to celebrate the 18-month anniversary of this site!