Prices are plunging! If you have cash and job security, you can pick up some cheap crap you and your loved ones don’t need this holiday season. For the rest of us: Liquor prices have to come down soon, too. USA! USA! USA!
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I got a free landline and cable with my Internet from SureWest. Today, I found a cordless phone in one of my boxes and decided to give the old landline a try. I enjoyed talking to my parents without worrying about frying my cell battery. However, I got two telemarketer calls tonight. One was [...]
A year from now, one of my readers will enter financial ruin due to the current economic situation. That puts your chances at 50 percent.
Good, if creepy, information to know. The “value of a statistical life” is $6.9 million, the Environmental Protection Agency reckoned in May — a drop of nearly $1 million from just five years ago. When drawing up regulations, government agencies put a value on human life and then weigh the costs versus the lifesaving benefits [...]
Americans are pretty stupid when it comes to money. Luckily, we have Ed McMahon teaching everyone to learn from his mistakes. “If you spend more money than you make, you know what happens. And it can happen. You know, a couple of divorces thrown in, a few things like that. And, you know, things happen.” [...]
Some highlights from an interesting read: Many blame record prices on Wall Street investors new to the oil market, saying they’re bidding up gas prices to artificially high levels – and soaking drivers. As oil nears $130 a barrel, some say $10 to $70 of that price is due to Wall Street speculation. Others say [...]
Whoops: Mom-and-pop service stations are running into a problem as gasoline marches toward $4 a gallon: Thousands of old-fashioned pumps can’t register more than $3.99 on their spinning mechanical dials. Many of the same pumps can only count up to $99.99 for the total sale, preventing owners of some SUVs, vans, trucks and tractor-trailers to [...]