Black Coffee: The Boom and Bust Edition

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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.

The past, present and future all walk into a bar at the same time. It was tense.

Ahem.

Warning: It’s all downhill from here, folks.

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

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Black Coffee: The DMV Experience -- Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

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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.

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

So let’s get right to it …

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Black Coffee: Bitcoins and the World's Most Expensive Pizza

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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.

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving! As usual, I ended up stuffing myself, which is only appropriate for a turkey like me.

The only surprise at this year’s family gathering occurred when I cut

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Black Coffee: Forward! Into the Abyss.

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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.

A couple of days ago, in this post from my “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” series, I asked my readers to guess which emotion is more powerful in the battle of greed versus

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Black Coffee: Why 'Working' Has Suddenly Lost Its Cachet

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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.

Well, I am completely swamped at work. So much so that I’m now working on the weekends. As a result, I’m bringing you another espresso edition of Black Coffee this week.

In fact, I think

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Black Coffee: Your Lying Eyes ... and the Fear of Flying

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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.

If you take the whole preflight security dog and pony show that we’re subjected to out of the equation, I have no qualms with flying — as long as it’s in a modern jet airplane,

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Black Coffee: More Government Means Less Freedom, Yet the Nanny State Grows

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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.

My post-Halloween report contains good news and bad news.

The good news: After a couple of slow years with respect to the number of trick-or-treaters knocking on our door, I’m pleased to say that we

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Black Coffee: You'll Have to Click This Article to See What's In It

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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.

I’m still recovering from my recent trip to FINCON13 in St. Louis this past weekend, so I’m a bit behind the 8-ball. Yes, again.

By the way, while I was there, yours truly won the

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Black Coffee: The Dying Dollar -- and Why It's Going to the Dogs

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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.

Greetings from the Financial Bloggers’ Conference in St. Louis, Missouri! I’ve been having a great time so far attending various workshops and meeting many of my fellow bloggers. I’ve also been enjoying a little St.

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Black Coffee: How the Government Shutdown Is Now Affecting the Press

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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.

I was on a plane this week coming home from a business trip and I noticed that the guy sitting across the aisle from me was passing time before take off texting and chatting on

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