Good reading for April 1st:
- Can Poor People Be Taught to Save? – New York Times – This NYT article on poor people and saving applies, I think, to a great many people who aren’t poor, too: “In many cases, people didn’t save not because they actually couldn’t, Caskey discovered, but because they believed they couldn’t.”
- Color of Money Book Club – washingtonpost.com – Interview with the director of “Maxed Out,” James Scurlock, about credit card debt and how it affects Americans.
- Converting Egg Credit Card Statements to Ofx (for upload to wesabe) – Wesabe user Chris Roos, who banks at Egg in the UK, put together this Ruby script to convert Egg statements into OFX, since Egg doesn’t provide data downloads. Great stuff! We’re going to look at adding this to the Wesabe APIs.