This is my last column of the century, so I think I should write about something more important than vegetables. (“The beet,” Russell Turpin writes in response to last month’s column, “is also the most serious of vegetables. Don’t take my word for it. Borrow a copy of Jitterbug Perfume, by Tom Robbins, and […]
As many of you have pointed out to me, there is an easy way to help starving children. It’s called The Hunger Site.
Visit, click, and — at no cost to you — 2-1/2 cups of rice are provided for a hungry child.
I first wrote about the hunger site this summer. I […]
Yesterday, I worried that it’s going to be tough for most Internet firms to make profits. And that one day, this could lead the stock market to tank, touching off a vicious cycle of gloom and depressed sales and lay-offs and bankruptcies, leading to even more gloom and even lower stock prices.
(When it […]
I told you about my few shares of ICGE. They came out this summer at $12 and ran up to $169.50, where I sold half. Fourteen times your money in four months, even these days, is acceptable.
That was December 7.
By the 9th, it had inched up another 40% — a respectable two-day gain […]
Stop! Don’t buy wrapping paper! I use the Wall Street Journal — makes a nice grey background for a red/green magic marker sentiment (“Arnie and Sue, this is for you!”), spares the environment, saves money. I used to save New Yorker covers throughout the year and then tape them together for the same purpose, but […]
Muriel Horacek: “Glad you finally put in a plug for Earthwatch. Here’s another suggestion: I pay for my Earthwatch trips (have done 23 and will be going to Israel and Peru on my next two) with appreciated stock, thus avoiding capital gains. And I also pay for my teenage grandchildren to go on […]
So here is Honest Tea included among “100 of the most notable beverage brands of the past 100 years,” according to Beverage World. Others include Coca-Cola, Perrier, Snapple, Evian, Bud Light, 7-Up, Jack Daniel’s, Gatorade, Starbucks and Absolut. How come Welch’s made it and V-8 didn’t? Yoo-hoo but not Dom Perignon? Jolt Cola but […]
Last week we had a kind of dense column on variable universal life insurance, largely written by my friend Less Antman and another, also largely by him, that read like a thriller, on Qualified State Tuition Plans.
In each case, I provided a one- or two-word “executive summary” for those of you who […]
You read faster than I do. You need less sleep. You call that fair? As long-time readers know, to try to catch up I occasionally declare an Andy Day.
This is one of those days.
Something tells me you will be able to fill the void just fine. If not, click Archives, at […]
Joe: “My order, almost a month ago, from Vitamins.com also has not come, even after two calls to customer support. You get what you pay for (or in this case, you don’t get what you don’t pay for).”
Brian Miller: “Count me in for another who has not yet received my order […]
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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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