When A Salvage Title Car Makes Sense For You

Did you cringe and shudder when you saw “salvage title” in the headline? Do you think only crooks sell cars with a salvage title, and only idiots buy them? Think again. A friend of mine bought a salvage title car for his son. That was seven years ago, and...

Time To Write An Obituary For Newspapers?

How many of us grew up taking newspapers for granted as a key ingredient of our lives? From your paper route when you were young (hey, that’s how Warren Buffett started) to all those cartoons built around husbands reading their newspapers at the breakfast table,...

Is Image Everything?

Do you remember Andre Agassi and his famous television commercial for the Canon EOS Rebel camera? It ended with the now famous tag line: image is everything. See his lion’s mane of hair flowing in the wind in this picture? Mr Agassi was already going bald at the...

Drones: When Are You Getting Yours?

When someone says “drones,” what’s your first reaction? Fear — the NSA spying on you? Or, worse, terrorists shooting at you? Or is it amazement after seeing Amazon unveil their delivery drones on 60 Minutes a few short months ago? And hearing...

Can You Trust Those Government Statistics?

A week or so ago, the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, gave her bi-annual address to Congress on the state of the economic union. In it, she mentions several statistics the Fed is watching closely, unemployment and inflation in particular. However, there...

Tiny Houses – The Next Little Thing?

It’s on Pinterest¬†(in fact, that’s where the picture above came from). It’s in the New York Times (been there for quite a while, actually). The Huffington Post has an entire section devoted to it, with links to respected magazines like Sunset and...

What’s New In Grilling Gadgets?

Yep, the 4th of July is behind us, which means we’ve hit full stride in the summer grilling season. What better time, then, to step back and see what’s new in grilling gadgets? You’ll notice we’re not calling it barbecuing. I’m told, see,...

Car Theft: Did You Know This?

Many years ago, new to America, I decided I wanted a big American car as part of the “American experience.” So I got a used Ford Crown Victoria, complete with vinyl roof, bench seat in the front and (most important) an industrial strength refrigeration...