Alan Greenspan

Pizza Rat? This Halloween, I'm going as a pack rat

To everything there is a season, the proverb says, and who's to doubt that? Right here in the personal finance world, the world shrugs its shoulder away from the sun as it does each autumn and, just as surely, we find ourselves considering the Pizza Rat.

Pizza Rat, for those who don't fritter away your lives on the Inter-tubes, is the star of a YouTube video in which a plucky, determined New York City rodent heroically drags an entire slice of pizza down the steps of the First Avenue L station.

Pizza Rat captured our nation's poorly prioritized and deficiently disordered attention with his compelling journey. It was the story of a good-hearted, ravenous-but-lovable piece of...