Jim Cramer vs. Jon Stewart on The Daily Show 1

Jon Stewart has Jim Cramer the quietest you’ll ever see him. Obviously Cramer is not the real villain here, but he sure has fiddled while Rome burned.

7 Ways To Spend Your Economic Stimulus Payment 6

Beginning this week, the IRS will begin distributing Economic Stimulus Payments (or “tax rebates”) to 130 million households. If you made more than $3,000 & filed your taxes last year, you’re getting one. Single people can expect $600. Married folk: $1200 + $300 per child. That’s a significant chunk of change. “So what do I ...

Ten Thousand Cents

Check out Ten Thousand Cents, a Mechanical Turk project.  Each participant was paid a penny to draw one section of a hundred dollar bill.  Ten thousand of these images, at one cent apiece, make up $100 (clever).  U.S. users spent just under 3 minutes, on average, creating their little slice.  That’s less than $0.20/hour for ...

Ten Great Quotes About Work

I thought this was an appropriate post for a Monday… Top Ten Quotes Against Work “Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.”  — Oscar Wilde

The Housing Meltdown

Here’s a great article from Business Week about the Housing Meltdown. At 5 pages, it’s an extended read, but worth it.  Full of facts on everything from histories of real estate pricing to the imminent dispelling of the myth that home ownership is the golden ticket to wealth in America.  Personally, I’m quite looking forward ...

Super Bowl XLII Bets

Here are my wagers on The Game. What do you think? UPDATE: 9/1 baby 😀

Fed Cuts Rates 3/4 Point In One Day

That day being today. It’s the largest single move “in recent memory”. Read More » It seems like this is a bold stroke to fend off recession, but I think it can only serve to do just that — fend it off. It’s still coming, perhaps towards the end of Q2 ’08, but The Fed ...

Control Your Finances In 2008

Get Rich Slowly offers a mostly-common-sense-but-still-informative article for making the most of your money in the new year. Of the tips offered, I would emphasize maxing out your Retirement Savings now. As in right now. As in a tomorrow morning trip to HR. The sooner you start saving, the exponential advantage you’ll have in creating ...