This is really hitting home for me this week. I have a soon to be Senior in College home for the summer and he is into the financial questions. I don't know if it's because he will be living off-campus this fall and is getting into "adult" mode or what. He set up a Mint.com account, a ROTH IRA and is trying to budget for utilities, rent and food. He also purchased renter's insurance.
This week I’m going to drop the personal off of personal finance to write a little bit about something that has become a hot topic locally.
Recently the Fort Collins City Council approved a financing package for the redevelopment of the Foothills Mall that included Tax Increment Financing, or TIF for short. This package in particular has brought about a lot of local commentary even though the City has used TIF and other tax offsets in the past.