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Send Your Tax Return Via Certified Mail

Whether you call it T-Day, D-Day, or it's the day that you flee the country, one thing is for sure: Tax Day is upon us. And while we hope that you have already completed your returns, if you haven't sent them out yet, there's one tip you should have...

By Stuart Schultz on 4/15/08

Tax Day Draws Nigh

A friendly reminder that tomorrow is tax day, so if you haven’t filed your return yet you probably want to do that. Even though we generally suggest avoiding procrastination in matters of personal finance, we cast no judgment and just want to make sure you come out of tomorrow with a clean slate....

By Christopher Schonberger on 4/14/08

Paris on the Cheap

Summer trip-planning is in full swing around these parts. I would like to go to Mongolia, so hopefully the government will agree to sponsor my fact-finding mission, which seeks to answer the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue: “What really goes on in Mongolia?” ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/31/08

R.I.P. Bear Stearns

Theodore Bressman, the editor of the Intern Memo, joins us to share his thoughts on the demise of the company that taught him most, if not all, of the things he knows about business. ...

By Theodore Bressman on 3/28/08

Grad Watch on the NYT

We all love the The New York Times in our own unique ways. Some people enjoy buying the enormous Sunday edition, throwing away almost all of it, and then pretending to do the crossword while they drink Hoegaardens or...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/27/08

File Tax Return to Earn Free Money

You've probably heard a lot of rumors going around about how all your friends are getting $600 from the government for no reason. Maybe you even got lucky and received a letter saying you'll get a cash back bonus as well (they should all be sent by the end of March). But how...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/19/08

Presenting...South Park Studios

You've already got Hulu for your Fox and NBC fix, but what if you prefer flagrant profanity and animated testicles on people's faces? For you, South park creators Matt and Trey Parker have launched South Park Studios, where you can stream every episode ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/25/08

Blowing Up Your Savings

If you thought that saving money as a recent grad was annoying, at least your debit card doesn’t explode into tiny pieces when you fail to deposit enough money in your account. That, in essence, is the idea behind the “Savings Bomb,” a new Japanese piggy bank that...

By Christopher Schonberger on 10/01/07

The Resurgence of Haggling

A lot of people have probably haggled over prices on bootleg soccer jerseys at a Moroccan street market or tee shirts of two camels having sex outside some Turkish ruins, but what about negotiating on a 50” flat screen at Best Buy? Well, just because it’s “America” doesn’t ...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/24/08

Top 40 Teams Based on the Field

It continues to bother me that almost every single sleeper worth throwing your lot behind is in the South region, but I guess life is all about playing the hand you're dealt and it's pretty obvious that the Tournament is a metaphor for life. So within this somewhat perverse context...

By Cheddar Ted on 3/19/08
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