‘I GOT MY DUBYA REFUND!’
Mark D Hiatt: ‘I thought you’d want to know: I got paid today – my first check under the new tax plan. Thanks to Dubya rolling back income tax rates, I now make an additional $4.78 per month, *every* month. Now I can afford that extra magazine I’ve always […]
BEWARE THURSDAY’S MENTION OF FREE CREDIT REPORT
Janos Geller: ‘I just wanted to warn you that a quick search on freecreditreport.com (alias consumerinfo.com) on the Better Business Bureau website turned up [a very bad report]. I hope not too many of your readers get burned by […]
Readers of this column have done well with 30-year TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities). This past June 3, with the 30-year 3.375% TIPS at around 123, up more than 23% in a year, I said I was selling some of mine, hoping to buy them back lower. Yesterday, they closed at 111-and-change, […]
Friday‘s link to the story on hydrogen cars yielded two links from you. The first is interesting. But the second – it’s the kind of potentially world-changing great news we optimists live for.
Jake: ‘I don’t understand why the world is so hot about hydrogen fuel cells – a product that’s […]
From Time: ‘The best overall fuel economy of 22.1 m.p.g. (for U.S.-made vehicles) was achieved in 1987-88. Aside from an occasional upward tick, that figure has inched steadily downward, to 20.4 m.p.g. last year.’ You want the big picture about an issue crucial to your children’s future? Click here.
Mindy: ‘My family and I used to sleep in Motel 6’s exclusively, but have since switched to two-star hotels from Priceline because they’re even cheaper. (My frugal brother, however, is still trying to convince me that a $28 hotel stay is extravagant and that I’d be better off in a $12/night […]
Kevin: ‘I have a niece and a nephew (12 and 10). I’d like to help pay for their college education. The deal: They go to college by the time they’re 20 and I’ll kick in a few thousand a year. They skip college and the money is mine. (In other words, they can’t blow it […]
Last week some griping GIs in Falluja told my friend ABC News correspondent Jeffrey Kofman that they were upset about having had their homecoming twice delayed. This got them in very big trouble (and it’s true, a soldier should not go on air calling for the […]
But first . . .
What else is so cheap and delicious? Think about it. And when they say, ‘Back to the salt mines,’ who are all these people working in the salt mines? And if it’s so awful down there, why aren’t they unionized?
And now . . .
YOUR TAX […]
John Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ – also known as the fake news – is terrific. It’s on Comedy Central a couple of times a day. I have no idea when; I just TiVo it. Highly recommended.
Apologies to Rush Limbaugh – it seems the Congressional-pension inaccuracies circling […]
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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