This is my 100th “daily comment.” Part of the fun has been your feedback.
From one of you frustrated by the timbre of some of today’s youth . . .
“Suggest that your readers take their kids to the park for a ride on the swing this weekend. Need a financial angle? It’s free; will […]
Bagels: the staff of life. But what if they go stale? Just give them 15 or 20 seconds in the microwave. It’s a miracle! Indeed, you will never have to throw out stale bagels or bread or buns or muffins again. Think of the money you’ll save!
(I’m less sure what to do if they’re […]
Well, the last word you’ll hear from me, anyway. The true “last word” will apparently be rendered by the Florida Supreme Court at some point, and then, if the Court lets the company proceed with its offshore drilling, the last word will be rendered by the success of the wells — if any do get […]
Yesterday I went on endlessly about a ridiculous speculation I’ve long owned called Coastal Caribbean — CCO on the Boston Exchange (CCO BF is the symbol some quote systems use). I didn’t do so to recommend the stock, which is now a good deal higher than I paid for it. (I’ve been selling, not buying, […]
A long, long time ago, when you were very young, I began buying shares of Coastal Caribbean Corp., traded — no less — on the Boston Stock Exchange. (I know. You didn’t realize Boston had a stock exchange. Well it does. And unlike the Cincinnati exchange, which is in Chicago, the Boston exchange is in […]
Yesterday I described a $5,000 life insurance policy from Mutual of Omaha that might appeal to an ailing senior citizen of limited financial means. It was hardly the “great news” the letter proclaimed had befallen me (I had been pre-approved!), but neither was it the worst mail-order insurance deal I’ve seen.
(Flight insurance offers, […]
Most of my days are pretty good, knock wood. I am a lucky man. But imagine what a good day it was recently when I got not one but two “Pre-Approved” offers from Mutual of Omaha.
The first was described as “good news!” and concerned an accidental death policy for which I had been preapproved. […]
CONSUMERWORLD! Just click here and you’re at a wonderfully simple, well-organized jumping-off point to just about everything. Eleven hundred websites, linking to thousands more.
I have made this my new “Home Page,” for when AT&T Worldnet first logs me on to the Internet, because from here I can get so many places so easily.
I was re-reading 30 Simple Things You Can Do to Save Energy, by the Earth-Works Group, authors, also, of 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth.
Did you know:
A microwave is a lot more energy efficient than a regular oven at cooking small things, but less efficient for big things like […]
Why didn’t I think of that!
I was probably one of the very first to buy a book via the Internet and an outfit called “Amazon.com.” And the minute I did, I just knew this one would be a keeper.
It’s annoying, because when I have an insight like that (which is rare), I’d like […]
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Years ago, in the Carter term, a stockbroker tried to explain what Schlumberger did. 'It goes to 100,' the broker said, exaggerating only a little bit. 'Then it splits three-for-two and goes back to 100 again.'~GRANT'S Interest Rate Observer
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