Unbelievable: Dollar-for-dollar match for Katrina victims

If you haven't yet donated to the Red Cross (or even if you have), you have to see this. One of the organizations I consult for is called Omidyar Network (Pierre Omidyar = the founder of eBay). Omidyar Network is matching donations 1-to-1 for Katrina victims. That means if you donate $100, they'll kick in $100. This is simply amazing and ...


My professor thought it'd be funny to give me some writing prize--in all $1 bills. BUT NOW MY ONLY CHOICE IS TO GO TO VEGAS!!! LATER PEOPLE

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Dumb: “Don’t invest; you can’t beat the pros”

My oh my, I have heard this idea many times. I was giving my finance talk at Intel last month, and afterwards, one of the employees and I started chatting. He told me about his uncle, who had built some kind of technology firm and sold it for $100 million. Obviously a smart guy, no doubt about it. But then ...

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“Being poor is…”

I don't have really anything to add to this article. It's provocative and surprising and shocking: http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003704.html Check out the comments, too.

Donate to the Red Cross–here’s how

Even $10 helps. It doesn't take long, either. Donate now: http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html