Halloween has always made me nervous. I have enough trouble figuring out what to wear on a normal day. The only thing good about it — which I surely did not understand when, as a child, I had to put that dumb sheet over my head to be a ghost — is that it […]
Top Ten Reasons Why I’m Not Voting For Nader
(Any One Of Which Would Be Enough)
by Gloria Steinem
10. He’s not running for President, he’s running for federal matching funds for the Green Party!
9. He was able to take all those perfect progressive positions of the […]
Jim Batterson: “Pardon me for cluttering up your political discussion with a thought on personal finance. My sons are grown now and I am mostly through paying for college. I believe that the way I managed this financially was a good technique and one that I, and you, ought to be passing on to families […]
No one thinks more clearly about money, or with more common sense, than Jane Bryant Quinn. So what do you think of this? (Thanks to John Bakke for bringing it to my attention.)
Tomorrow: Saving for College; Hank Gillette for President
David Hierl, libertarian: “So you’re worried that if the estate tax is repealed it will be difficult to reinstate it during the next recession. Previously you have argued that we shouldn’t cut taxes now because the economy is doing too well. Just when would you cut taxes? Never, I suspect. The extortion will continue regardless of […]
Bob Fyfe: “I saw a Bush campaign ad last night on TV which showed that a person currently earning less than $35,000 would pay zero income tax under Bush’s economic plan. This is probably true — most people currently earning less than $35,000 will be out of work due to the recession caused by Bush’s […]
I am becoming an ever more reliable indicator. When I become really gloomy and point out the possibility — the possibility — that we may not yet have seen the bottom . . . well, pretty reliably, that means we have seen the bottom. At least temporarily.
My October 13 column was one of […]
Kelly Karasek: “Well, when I saw that unclaimed property link you ran, I had to check it…Wahoo! $220 in old phone deposits, etc. But the neatest thing was checking for friends. I found OVER TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. (Alas, $8000 of it goes to a recent Schwillionaire — Schwab Millionaire).
☞ Good […]
Nancy: “Found six accounts my deceased mother-in-law had in Kansas via your unclaimed property link.”
Albert Fosha: “Your paragraph from the guy trying to get a small bit of unclaimed money back from Georgia struck a nerve with me. Last year I got a notice from Illinois (I now live […]
Richard Allen: “That was the most disgusting smear I have ever seen. I am Canadian, so the American campaign is only a something to watch for me, but that was too much. I don’t like Gore, because of Tipper’s censorship stand. And, I think Bush is a dead-end. But that does not mean you […]
Quote of the Day
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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