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Debt Is Like A First Date….

July 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

In 48 hours, some zany folks got together and produced an entire magazine and podcast from start to finish. The subject – DEBT. They took a sour subject and turned it into a bright little nugget of inspiration. What they got were stories from contributors all over the world, and radio segments from people strolling […]

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The Next Best Artist City? Detroit!

January 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Few will argue that New York City is driving out artists and creative types with higher costs and exponential population growth. People who wish to spend more time creating and less time worrying about the rent are looking for better opportunities for living – with lower rents, cheaper eats, and more space. Susan Saulny’s NY […]

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Goldman Sachs/Burger King and YOU Taking Back Control

May 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Goldman Sachs – which owns Burger King – used part of their bailot money to pay their employees some of the highest bonuses in the industry. If they’d shared their bailot money with their Burger King workers they could have given every employee in America an extra $18,000. This is kind of old news by […]

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Rents on the Decline?

April 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

I just read a New York Times Article detailing the falling rents in New York City. According to the February Manhattan Rental Market Report (I betcha didn’t know there was one of those), rents are declining across Manhattan. The biggest drop is in studio apartments in doorman buildings which are listing at 8% below last year’s […]

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Top Five of the Week

March 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This week didn’t have much, (unless you count really serious things like a warrant being issued for Sudan’s Bashir) so I don’t think it deserves a top five, instead here are some bullet points in no particular order. •    AIG lost more money •    Chris Brown and Rihanna got back together, maybe, and maybe got […]

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Defaulting on Your Dollhouse: NPR helps Us Understand the Mortgage Crisis

March 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Here’s one good thing about the mortgage crisis – we all had to admit we know nothing about finance. Here’s one bad thing about the mortgage crisis – it freakin’ sucks. More on NPR’s radio show-

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“Anything Goes”

November 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

As we all know, the economy is in a downward spiral: there might be even less of a reason to live in Detroit if the government doesn’t bailout the car companies, people might have to leave New York if the MTA raises the price to $3 a ride, and so on and so forth. Well, […]

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Starbucks Closing – good news? Up to you!

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments

I was reading my favorite hometown newspaper South Coast Today (Massachusetts!) and saw a story about the Starbucks in our lovely, little Dartmouth mall CLOSING down! Starbucks, closing? Say what? I have to say, when Starbucks first appeared in town, everyone ho-humphed – “How Yuppy! How Crazy!…we’re a Dunkin’ Dougnuts town through and through.” And […]

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