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  • Psst! Want a good tip? Leave one!

    We're two weeks into January, so let's check on those New Year's resolutions. How's that diet? Are you digging your beet-and-onion smoothie every morning? Has that daily stint on the treadmill caused your last brain cell to die from boredom? Well, you've...
  • Don't make cutting your bills a federal case

    Like all freedom-loving Americans, I was outraged and appalled to learn that the Obama administration has been investigating government leaks by spying on reporters, even going so far as to secretly seize the phone records of some of our nation's hard-...
  • College graduates getting a B.A. in IOUs

    It's commencement season, which is the time when middle-aged crabs like me offer our sage wisdom to you, our graduating young'uns. We do this not only out of a sense of duty but also because we are deluded enough to think that you might just pay...
  • Lottery bucks just a drop in the Oceans 16

    Forget the Rolls-Royces, lottery winners - you're keeping your Chevys. The news that 16 Ocean County, N.J., county workers are splitting a third of the $448 million Powerball Jackpot conjures visions of "The Beverly Hillbillies" meets "Jersey Shore,"...
  • Fake girlfriends, real damages

    It is with a heavy heart that I dedicate this column to my dead, fake girlfriend. Had she existed, Drucilda's dying words would have been, "Go into that office (wheeze) and write (cough, cough) like you've never written before (gurrgh)." My editors...
  • Funny Money: That giant sucking sound is stocks - or your radio

    Welcome to the second week of STOCK-tober, Funny Money fans, our month-long look at the wonderful world of equities. This week we discuss diversity, which is extremely important. If you doubt that, let me ask: Did you watch Wednesday's presidential...
  • Tax season's busting out at long last

    Well, we're finally getting to that extra-special time of year, and I don't mean the first day of spring, St. Patrick's Day, baseball's Opening Day, or even National Cleavage Day (which is an actual, real thing). While those holidays certainly make three...
  • Card warranty can come in handy

    The Angel of Appliance and Electronics Death has been on the prowl throughout the Funny Money household, claiming the microwave, a cellphone, a coffeemaker, a digital camera and the television. Which makes me glad that, so far at least, I don't have to...
  • Does the Pope quit in the woods?

    The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI raises a great many questions as the pontiff heads into retirement. To wit: -- When Benny goes to cash his papal pension check, will the Vatican Bank require two forms of I.D.? -- If he lifts the Sweet'N Low...
  • 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...
  • Funny Money: STOCK-tober: I'm ready for my close-up

    We are rolling into the penultimate (look it up!) week of STOCK-tober, our monthlong docudrama detailing the agony and ecstasy of stock investing. As of this week, the overall market as measured by the S&P 500 Index is down 0.6 percent since New Year's...
  • One giant bungee-jump for mankind's budgets

    Now that Congress has bungee-jumped the country off the fiscal cliff -- fixing tax rates only to bounce right back to face spending cuts and the looming debt ceiling -- what does it mean for your individual personal finances? Let me answer by...