Monthly Archives: May 2010

Credit and Debt: Putting the Pieces Together

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As you may know, I spend some of my time on the speech circuit, traveling around to different events, schools and organizations to talk about the world of money. Today I’m writing to you from the FinovateSpring 2010 conference in San Francisco. Finovate is a space for people to share their innovations in banking and […]

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Mr. wOw: A Brief Musing On Our ‘Christian’ Nation

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Sarah Palin has our Mr. wOw thinking about Jezebel, the Ten Commandments and more.

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The Impending Divorce of Our Gypsy and … San Diego

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I may have to divorce San Diego. I have always loved that town. Best weather in the world. Not too expensive. Great sea views almost everywhere. Very happy people. BUT: California is running out of money and it is running out of water. The leaders of the two cartels that are cutting off most of […]

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Mr. wOw on His Mother and Memories

Our Mr. wOw on his childhood

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The Woman I Love, by Bob Perkins

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Living the ‘us’ with Joni Evans … Our Women I Love series is written by good men expressing what it is they love about their women. There is something wonderful to be said about love later in life. It isn’t the fairy-tale story of “we met in high school, dated in college, married, raised kids […]

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American Style on Display

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Honoring a history of female fashion at the MET.

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Do Schools Get an F in Financial Education?

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In a recent New York Times story, reporter Tara Siegel Bernard calls for more personal finance education in the nation’s high schools — understandable as only 13 states currently require it. There are two problems with that. First, high school’s too late. By the time they are 15 years old, $4,000 a year is spent […]

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Whoopi, Oprah, SJP and More at the Met Costume Gala (Photos)

[slideshow] Who doesn’t love getting dressed up? Stars are no different! Last night at The Costume Institute Gala Benefit, held every year at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, some of our favorite newsmakers from Hollywood, media, business, fashion, and beyond, came dressed to the nines. This year’s gala, celebrating the American […]

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A Window Into Tallulah Bankhead, Introduction by Liz Smith

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The late actress’ godchild, Brook Ashley, on growing up in the glorious tumult of the star’s household.

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Philosophy 101 From an Octogenarian: New York, New Life, by Liz Smith

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Our Gossip Girl shares her memories of her Big Apple beginnings, with the publication of My First New York. It’s both instructive and horrifying to look back on one’s callow and naïve youth. I thought this in reading a new book, just published. It is titled My First New York, edited by David Haskell and […]

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