My Blog Is Back! ... But I've Still Got Some Work to Do

Yes, I’m still alive, folks.

In case you missed it … my blog ended up crashing on Saturday morning after a major malfunction at my old web host (Yahoo).

I won’t bore you with the technical details, but let’s just say Yahoo’s customer service was atrocious. In fact, after spending most of Saturday and part of Sunday on the phone with them, they essentially told me their engineers had no idea how

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Black Coffee: Out of Cash, Out of Touch, and Out of Time

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

I hope everyone had a memorable Valentine’s Day on Friday!

Let’s get right to it …

Credits and Debits

Debit: In case you haven’t noticed, Argentina defaulted on its debt in 1982, 1989, and 2001. Today, the nation’s collapsing

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Black Coffee: Predictions, Prognoses, Forecasts, and Prophecies

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

My extremely heavy workload at the office and the obligatory honey-do list is compressing my schedule again, so I’ve got another “espresso edition” of Black Coffee for you this week. Don’t worry; it still has plenty

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Black Coffee: A Super Bowl Prediction That You Can Take to the Bank

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

For what it’s worth, my (usually) trusty Magic 8-Ball has had mixed results picking the Super Bowl winner. It correctly predicted the Green Bay Packers win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, but it

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Black Coffee: If You Like Your Beard, You Can Keep Your Beard

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

Unfortunately, I’ve got a lot of honey-dos to take care of today, so let’s get right to it — otherwise I may be sleeping on the couch tonight with the dogs.

Credits and Debits

Credit: For those of

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Black Coffee: The Sanctity of US Gold Reserves and ... Look! A Squirrel!

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

I’m still logging long hours at the office. So, yes, this is another espresso edition of Black Coffee.

Okay, off we go …

Credits and Debits

Debit: The US Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that the President

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100 Words On: Why Miracle Whip Doesn't Belong on a Tuna Sandwich

While most folks consider mayonnaise to be a condiment, any half-way decent chef will tell you that, technically, it’s a sauce. Beautiful in its simplicity, mayo is nothing more than egg yolks, oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. That’s it. On the other hand, Miracle Whip — mayo’s cheaper cousin — adds vinegar and sweeteners to the recipe, which gives it a provocatively different flavor that doesn’t come

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Black Coffee: Dogs, Cats, Wolves, Lambs & the Economic Rabbit Hole

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

Let’s get right to it this week.

Credits and Debits

Credit: It looks like the US economy is finally firing on all cylinders now as the unemployment rate in December fell to 6.7%. Hooray! In case you’re wondering,

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Black Coffee: Out With the Old and In With the New

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

I’m working this weekend. Again. So it’s time for another espresso edition of Black Coffee.

So let’s get right to it …

The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

From November 2010:

Come On, People! Quit

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A Fond Look Back at My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013

All in all it was a successful year here at Len Penzo dot Com. In terms of traffic, the blog had almost one million visits and nearly two million page views in 2013.

I know. I don’t understand why either — but I’ll take it!

Anyway, thank you all for occasionally stopping by and taking a few minutes to read what I post here. I do appreciate it!

For what it’s worth, I

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