Three Blogs (One Returning, Two Brand-New) to Welcome in the "Twelve Blogs"
The following three blogs were always going to be in the "Twelve Blogs of Christmas" this year; the only question is whether they were going to replace prior-year blogs gone dormant or be year-specific.
The AGA blog is published by the Association of Governmental Accountants, an important organization of professionals in the governmental accounting area. This blog was chosen for two reasons:  the blog filled an important need in governmental accounting blogging and  the authors are major players in state and local government accounting. Example articles include "New Tools for Governmental Financial Managers" by Anthony Rainey on November 21 (hereafter 11/21)(see link above) and "Why Service and Effort Accomplishments and Citizen-centric Reporting are So Important" by Eric Berman on 11/14.
Get Rich Slowly appears to emphasize debt reduction, a worthy goal in days of a wobbly economy and queasy mortgages. Sample posts include "How to Invest in a Bad Economy" on 11/26 (linked above) and "Plant a Tree to Add Beauty and Value to Your House" on 11/23.
Benefits Blog by Janell Griener returns. A previous edition (2005?) of "Twelve Blogs" included Ms. Griener's blog, but for some unknown reason she quit blogging for about a year. Thankfully, she has returned to blogging with tax insights plus coverage of pension issues, a topic intimidating to even many professional accountants. Worthy of attention are: "Proposition 101 (universal health care) Defeated in Arizona on 11/24" (linked above) and "Announcement from the SEC Regarding Mutual Fund Disclosures" on 11/20.
Congratulations to each of these three worthy blogs. Year-specific blogs will start with accounting-oriented blogs next week.