March 15th, 2007
I'm in Detroit giving a talk for PBwiki today.
I'm at the airport right now and I keep hearing this message repeated over and over:
"Attention passengers: The Transportation Security Administration has limited the the items able to be carried through the security screening process. Please check with your air carrier for further information."
On the 34th time this message ...
March 12th, 2007
Here are two tricks you can use to impress friends at parties. What's cooler than talking personal finance!!
1. Figure out how much your hourly rate translates into per year, or how much you make per hour from your annual salary.
To find your annual salary, just take your hourly rate, double it, and add a thousand to the end. ...
February 28th, 2007
This post is long, but there are emails and comments from a bunch of nuts that I pasted, so don't be intimidated. Today I threw all pedagogical goals out the window. My goal is instead to have you shaking your head saying "what the hell?" by the end of this.
See, every single day I write on here, I try ...
February 14th, 2007
Found on Reddit a while ago:
Insider Filings - GATES WILLIAM H III (Microsoft)
16-Nov-06 1,000,000 MSFT Sale at $29.20 - $29.54 per share.
(Proceeds of about $29,370,000)
15-Nov-06 1,000,000 MSFT Sale at $29.11 - $29.35 per share.
(Proceeds of about $29,230,000)
14-Nov-06 1,000,000 MSFT Sale ...
February 8th, 2007
Overdraft fees make me want to cover myself in bird seed and stand in front of a toucan cage while duct-taped to the ground. One overdraft fee at your neighborhood Wells Fargo zeroes out your interest for the entire year, and makes you hate your bank even more than you already do. Is that even possible?
Anyway, here's an interesting ...
January 29th, 2007
Earlier this month, I wrote how food and personal finance are similar. Now check out a few excerpts from yesterday's New York Times Magazine article on nutrition, which also has lots of parallels to money:
Humans deciding what to eat without expert help — something they have been doing with notable success since coming down out of the trees — is seriously ...