Black Coffee: So ... Is Taco Bell Really Mexican Food? I'm Just Askin'.

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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

I hope everybody’s having a great weekend!

Earlier this week, a coworker of mine asked this seemingly perplexing question: What has 25 arms, 25 legs, and

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Black Coffee: TurboTax Refund Hacks, Lame Excuses & a Memo from Tom Jones

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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there! Let’s get right to it this week. Here we go …

Blogs I’ve Been Following This Week

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Black Coffee: Celebrating My Dog's 9th Birthday -- and Foie Gras Fun

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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

It’s my dog’s 9th birthday today! You know, folks, I’ve had lots of pooches over my lifetime, but Major is very special; I promise you, he’s

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Black Coffee: Threesomes, Facebook Stock, Euros & Other Dubious Ideas

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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

I’ve got a leaky toilet that needs fixing and I need to get to the Home Depot, so let’s get right to it this week!

Blogs

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Black Coffee: Why You Should Never Use Helicopters to Ship Black Eyed Peas

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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend! Please don’t forget to take a moment to remember all the brave men and women who served

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100 Words On: Why It Pays to Never Give Up

Believe it or not, J.K. Rowling’s manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by the first 12 publishers she approached.

Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because his boss thought he lacked creativity.

R.H. Macy opened — and closed — four businesses over a 12-year period before finding success with his Manhattan department store.

And Colonel Sanders was turned down 1009 times over a two-year

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Black Coffee: Celebrating Sixteen Years of Marriage (and All Its Accoutrements)

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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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

Well, folks, this weekend the Honeybee and I are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary! Of course, that means I’ll be taking the Honeybee out to a

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Black Coffee: Birthday Boys, Bloviating Blowhards & Mother's Day Mothers

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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

Hey, not only is Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s my son’s 15th birthday too, so we’re going to get right to it. I have some celebrating

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100 Words On: Why You Should be a Parent, Not a Best Friend

Whether they know it or not, children depend on their parents to say “no” and make tough or unpopular decisions for their benefit. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to effectively enforce rules and boundaries without running your household like a dictatorship. That’s why I’m continually bewildered by parents who brag that they’re best friends with their kids; the roles are mutually exclusive. Parents who insist on being both blur the line of authority

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Café Negro: Cinco de Mayo Créditos y Débitos Edición Especial

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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. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The holiday, by the way, is practically ignored in Mexico. (If they only knew what they were missing.)

Anyway, after I’m done

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