No major backstory here. Just seemed like “Home” was an appropriate song now that I’m home again.
I live in a very prosperous neighborhood of New York City, the Upper West Side, where the main thoroughfare, Broadway, is full of vacant storefronts. Except for a few recent restaurant closings, this isn’t a product of the recession—it was just as true a couple of years ago. I mainly blame the banks, which at the height of their …
I just taped an interview for CNN’s Your $$$$$, which airs at 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. If you watch you can also see Roland Martin and Richard Quest debating the merits of pocket squares (unless CNN chooses to cut that highly informative segment). My interview was about my book, so I won’t belabor it. But there was a …
Using a printable coupon in stores, or the discount code XF908R2 over the phone or online, you can receive $10 Yankee Candle purchases of $25 or more. Offer valid through September 7. More details and the printable coupon here.
“Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.”
A good how-to can save you time and money. With that in mind, Real Simple mag recently rounded up detailed instructions for 19 DIY projects—everything from fixing a faucet that spits water, to replacing a dead spot on the lawn, to changing a burned-out headlight bulb, to repairing a broken necklace.
For whatever reason, going back to school is associated with pushing one’s credit card to the limits. Perhaps not so much this year. Back-to-school spending is expected to be down nearly 8 percent compared to last year. Here are ten links that may help you save more than the average pupil.
“I care about our young people, and I wish them great success, because they are our Hope for the Future, and some day, when my generation retires, they will have to pay us trillions of dollars in social security.”
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which insures $4.8 trillion in bank deposits, reported today that its insurance fund was down to $10.4 billion at the end of June.
Where to retire in your golden years? Someplace sunny and temperate year-round? Or a city with great culture, where there’s always something to do? Or perhaps just wherever the government won’t crack your nest egg with a constant barrage of taxes.
We staggered back into NYC early this morning, cross-country road-trip completed. I’ll write something soon about the important things I learned sitting in a small-to-mid-sized SUV (we had a Mercury Mariner, then traded it in at the Moline Hertz for a Hyundai Santa Fe) for up to 14 hours a day. But for now, the first headline to catch my …
Through September 2, some 12,000 tents, windbreakers, hiking boots, sunglasses, sleeping bags, and other outdoorsy items are on sale at discounts of up to 70 percent off at BackCountry.com.