Personal finance gurus Ken and Daria Dolan weigh in on what you really shouldn’t buy at warehouse clubs like BJ’s and Costco.
After yesterday’s sad tale of the fall of Colonial Bancgroup founder and Auburn football dictator Bobby Lowder, now we have another sports/banking mess, this time from the Netherlands. From the NRC Handelsblad (translation, for once, theirs—I’m going to stick with only English-language links this time):
The Dutch central bank took …
There are thousands and thousands of recipes on the Internet, and they’re all available for free. So just how many recipes does one person really need?
A self-professed Jersey cheapskate, who prides himself on snagging free parking and scalping tickets to concerts and football games for below face value, gets floor tickets to Bruce Springsteen at Giants Stadium for $15 apiece.
There are times when you should turn down the insurance plans offered by your company.
Fortune‘s Brian O’Keefe (the man who gave the Curious Capitalist its name) has an epic account of the rise and fall of Bobby Lowder and Colonial Bancgroup. Much Auburn University gossip is dished as well. Just one almost-randomly chosen example:
For years, Lowder’s most vocal opponent on the board of trustees was a lawyer named John …
Everyone is in favor of practices that save money and are good for the environment, right? Actually, no. Turns out your neighbors may not approve.
In case you haven’t seen it already, our colleague Stephen Gandel has an excellent cover story on the problems with the 401(k). And here he is talking it up on CNBC this morning:
The recession has been a major kick in the pants—but is that exactly what you needed? For folks who underwent big career shifts they were more or less forced to make, and who are happy about the changes, the answer is most definitely yes.
In a new peak of econogeekiness for me, I actually watched the webcast of the announcement of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (a.k.a. the economics Nobel, or the fake Nobel, as detractors of the field put it). So I heard it announced in Swedish that Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University and Oliver …