New column: Are we broke yet?

I’m a little late mentioning this, but my latest column is online and in the issue of TIME with Leno on the cover. Here’s how it starts:

It was one of Dick Cheney’s more memorable lines. “Deficits don’t matter,” he told Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill in 2002. Later, after O’Neill made the conversation public, Cheney elaborated that he …

The 3,000-Mile Oil Change Myth

Here’s the scenario: You head into the quickie lube garage and drop $30 or so for an oil change. As you drive away, you notice a sticker in the upper corner of your windshield telling you when you’ll be due for another oil change—the classic “three months of 3,000 miles.” Unless you want to waste money (and use more oil than is …

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