The final word on the housing bubble?

I'm an unashamed fan of Wikipedia. I know, it's frequently inaccurate and can be slanted toward the views of the individual editor -- who could be anyone. But overall, it's a great source for quick information and can be a wonderful starting point for in-depth research -- the sources listed at the bottom of the article often include numerous academic-type articles/studies that would be tough to find using Google.

The Wikipedia entry on the United States Housing Bubble is, I would argue, an example of the site at its finest. The article includes a time-line starting in 1985, and numerous charts and graphs depicting the rise and fall of the bubble. The list of 215 citations at the bottom of the article is a must-read for anyone looking to research this mess. Links to articles like subprime lending and economic bubbles provide more resources.

The article isn't perfect -- it's being constantly updated -- but it's actually incredible that something of this quality has been put together collectively by people who aren't being paid.
Read Full Story

Can't get enough personal finance tips?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from consumer news to money tricks delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.