I got so carried with my Amazon.com short yesterday, and my quest for the goggles, I forgot all about the summer fun.
Here was the deal. I was in a pool shaped wrong for water volleyball, and how are you going to play water volleyball with just three guys anyway? So, not being ones […]
So I finally found a pair of goggles that work. The water stays on the outside of each goggle, leaving each of my eyeballs dry and happy. This means I will be able to swim, which means I will get the aerobic exercise I need, which means I will live forever (if my Amazon.com short […]
From Jarrett: I came upon this strategy, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to lose money with it. I don’t mean paper losses, I mean lose actual money commonly used to buy Twinkies and the like.
After researching Pioneer Aviation (a fictional company: Symbol: PIOAV), say I decide that it […]
How long can these low interest rates last?
I don’t know and I’m not making any predictions. But from 1880 to 1965, there was no such thing as a home mortgage for more than 6%, with bond rates even lower — and that was 85 years.
(Some facts are so telling, I should just shut […]
A while back, I asked you to send me your credit card stories for an article I’m doing. Scores of you responded – I got just what I needed. With luck, the result will appear in PARADE in a couple of months.
One last favor on this, though. About two weeks ago, I was […]
Here’s one I’ve been saving up for more than four years, only now realizing its true relevance. It’s not really about drivers’ licenses; it’s about the Internet and the future of communications.
First, the exchange. You may have read it on CompuServe.
From John, a disgruntled citizen, addressed to “All”: CAN GOVERNMENT FORCE YOU TO […]
From “Tony”: I agree with your correspondent, that software development is moving offshore rapidly. Having worked in Silicon Valley for thirty years, I’d like to add a couple observations. (Please withhold my name if you use this. I still have to earn a living. Most of my work colleagues are foreign engineers in the […]
Joe Robinson: I imagine that the roaring bull market has made a number of your readers rich (on paper anyway). I would like to see some discussion of how this affects the limits your reader should maintain on our automobile liability insurance (i.e. involvement in one accident where your reader is found at fault, and […]
“Could you point me toward more information concerning WEBS? I currently own shares in the Vanguard Asia Pacific index fund, but one of your columns got me thinking that I would be better served by simply buying WEBS for the same countries that VPACX covers. One more question: can you tell me […]
I had proposed an eighth day of each week that only I would get to enjoy. The rest of you would be frozen; I would have a chance to catch up.
Jeffrey Schwarz: Do you think one day a week would be enough? Would you, like me, wake up that day and say “Hey, […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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