Skimming today's Seattle Times headlines I found a couple interesting articles related to personal finance:
Why you're paying more at the grocery store
Food prices went up 4% in 2007 and are expected to go up 4.5% in 2008. The article discusses the situation and offers some explanations why.
In vogue with teens: frugality
The article discusses how cuts in jobs for teens is leading to the teens cutting back on spending and turning to frugality:
"The souring job market and rising costs of the usual teenage indulgences — a slice of pizza, a drive to the mall, the hottest new jeans — are causing teens to do something they rarely do: be thrifty. ...
It's even becoming cool to be frugal."