Weekend Edition: An Orange, Black and Green Halloween?

Welcome to the weekend edition, a small collection of links to interesting personal finance related articles and economic news from around the web.

The best part of hitting the end of October is Halloween! My twin 4-year old girls will be dressed in princesses (Belle and Aurora) for the event and they’ve been asking about that day for most of the month. It’s always fun to take them out trick and treating in our friendly neighborhood so I’ll be enjoying it as much as them tomorrow night.

Cold is finally showing up after a warmer than usual October that devastated natural gas prices and inflicted a decent paper loss on my gassy stocks. November might be a repeat of October so there could still be pain down the pipe before a turnaround. All the above average temperatures might just be a reminder of global warming in action. Speaking of the environment, I came by an interesting article about the carbon footprints of Halloween treats.

I say there’s no point stressing about this once a year event. Let it go and focus on bigger issues than this. Homemade treats will never be an acceptable alternative because you want to save on the wrappers!

Economic roundup:

BMW gets skilled workers for less in the USA

China Minister: “Uncontrolled Dollar” Is A Threat

Insider Selling Volume at Highest Level Ever Tracked

Bill Gross Declares 30-Yr Bond Bull Run Over

Panel Asks, “What if a US State Defaults?”

On to our weekly blog roundup:

Invest it Wisely: Three Lessons Learned from Observing Monkeys

Young&Thrifty: Dividends Explained!

Balance Junkie: What Would Make Me Invest in the Stock Market?

Dividend Monk: 5 Dividend Stocks On Sale

Canadian Capitalist: Why I Prefer US-listed ETFs

Watson Inc. : Toyota Millionaires vs. Mercedes Millionaires

The Biz of Life: My Experience with Unemployment

The Wise Buck:  Retirement Dreams On Hold

My Own Advisor: Our Effortless ETFs

The Passive Income Earner: Which Canadian Bank should you own?

Enjoy your weekend folks!