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  • Funny Money: Newlyweds also hitch their investments

    Hey there, newlyweds! If you tied the knot in June, chances are you're settling into married life by now, which includes the chore of combining households. Soon, you will inevitably realize that the two of you have too much stuff and, just as inevitably,...
  • In bankruptcy game, Motown art is just a pawn

    Unless your first name is "Rip" and your last name is "Van Winkle," it's been hard to miss the news that my hometown of Detroit is in bankruptcy. Things are so dire that some people want to liquidate the artworks of the Detroit Institute of Arts. That'...
  • A Special, not simple, time of year

    I picked up a book a few months ago with the depressing but efficient title, "Simplify Your Christmas." Right now, I've got shopping to finish, four kinds of cookies to bake, two or three strings of outside lights to hang, the special pork sausage to...
  • Piggy bankers porked up on fees in 2013

    Piggy bankers porked up on fees in 2013
    There's a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., tradition that involves passing around a pink peppermint candy pig after Christmas dinner. Each guest whacks the pig with a silver hammer, eats a candy fragment and recalls something good from the past year, in hopes that...
  • Difficult holiday season this year

    I thought the world was supposed to end last Friday, which would have very conveniently got me out of doing any Christmas shopping. But here we all are on Dec. 24, with me getting decked at the malls. So, thanks for nothing, Mayans. That's all the humor...
  • Investing in gold will test your mettle

    The luster seems to be dimming for gold as an investment now that the price of the precious metal, prized by such financial wizards as King Tut and Glenn Beck, is down 17 percent this year to around $1,400 an ounce, and down 26 percent from its August...
  • Credit cards lip-sync a siren song of spending

    Ours is an age of anxiety. Will global climate change create oceanfront property in Nebraska? Do Subway's "foot-long" sandwiches span a full 12 inches? Did Beyonce fake the national anthem and -- more importantly -- will she lip-sync again at the Super...
  • Funny Money: Scratch off another job creator

    If you're reading this column, it means two things: Your spouse stole the horoscopes, and I didn't win last week's Powerball lottery. Instead, someone from my home state of Michigan purchased the $337 million winning ticket in a Lapeer gas station. For...
  • I can't stomach investing with my gut

    When faced with big decisions, people like to "go with their guts." That's reasonable because, when you face a fork in life's road, it's wise to bring your colon and small intestine. My guts usually say, "Send more Cheetos," but when confronted with a...
  • Tulips are frozen, so I'll tiptoe through bills

    It's springtime here in Michigan, which is why the ski resorts are still running radio ads and my toes are still thawing from last weekend's "spring" Boy Scout camping excursion with Funny Money Jr., or, as I call him, Li'l Money ('cuz that's all he...
  • Funny Money: Sound of an angel? Just like an exploding toilet

    I never really believed in angels, although I believe in the devil after working for several of his incarnations here on Earth. But now I do trust in one cherub: The Column Fairy. I'd heard newsroom tales of The Column Fairy's relative, The Quote Fairy,...
  • Camp credit lets you pitch some savings

    Summer's officially here, which I recognize not by the turning of the calendar pages but by the riffling of the carbon copies in my checkbook. At first I thought that buzzing sound was the drone of cicadas in their 17-year lifecycle, until I realized it...