The week's hottest personal finance stories, via Tip'd: April 20 edition


This is a round-up of the most popular finance links from Tip'd, the social media site for finance, in the past week. This week's stories include a noteworthy "per capita" bailout analysis, some fun income tax snafu stories, and some "old school wisdom" from the original value investor.

What happens if you don't file your tax return (31 Tips)
What happens when you fail to file your taxes, includes an explanation of the interest and penalties incurred by either failing to file or failing to pay. When you mention this topic out loud it's amazing how many people have experience with it.

How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously - Get Rich Slowly (21 Tips)
Good book review of How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously attempts to go beyond pat advice to get to the heart of why we spend and why we accumulate debt. Here's the thread.

Top 10 Social Media Sites for Investing Nerds (19 Tips)
If you're a plugged-in money geek, you've likely outgrown your reliance on catch-all social media sites like Digg and Delicious. And if you're a blogger, no longer is submitting your blog posts only to Digg and Delicious good enough. It seems more and more people are using thinking "niche" like this.

Benjamin Graham and the Wisdom of Index Funds (19 Tips)
In the final book he wrote, Graham made it quite clear that he advocates tracking an index rather than trying to pick stocks. Mr. Graham has a lot of fans online, it seems.

Calculating the Per Person Cost of the Bailout (18 Tips)
Is the government really spending $75k to $300k per person on the bailout? I ran the math on the numbers and they might surprise you. Read what people are saying about it.

You can get more of today's hot finance stories at At Tip'd, the community chooses which financial stories go "hot" and appear on the homepage. The links above are those links which got "tipped" the most in the past seven days by the community members.