With an economy like this who needs friends…

Today the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Janet L. Yellen said that a sharp increase in worker productivity was “here to stay.”

She predicted that unemployment, now at 9.7 percent, would fall to 9.25 percent by the end of the year and around 8 percent by the end of 2011. And she described the current inflation rate as “undesirably low.” ...  [ read more ]

Do you have a 529 plan for your kids? Maybe try a 530 instead!

A couple of weeks ago we started a 529 plan for our son.  I was recently sent a link to this youtube video and I was ROFL by far I fear more about the damage that I can cause my child then education sometimes.  Sure I’m ok when it comes to math, history, and science… I’ll get him tutors for english (god knows I could use them too) but I think about the bigger issues and this makes me laugh.  Perhaps its time to start saving for therapy because that’s something we all could use! ...  [ read more ]

Valentine’s Day: Prep Day 5 – Gift for the Men

I’m a man (yup, still a card carrying member) and I can tell you we’re pretty simple when it comes to gifts.  The simple things like bacon and beer would be enough to make any man happy.  This post takes it one step further, we have some simple gifts, some thoughtful gifts, some heartless electronic gifts they may have wanted and always bring a smile to any guys face. ...  [ read more ]

Valentine’s Day: Prep Day 4 – Gift for the Kids

Kids are usual pretty easy on Valentine’s day – a stuffed animal (perhaps with the year) and some candy that they normally don’t get to eat and you’re done right? Nope. These kids are wanting more so here are some ideas.

For the babies…
Pajamas – every baby store sells something with a heart – its cute and fun (or funny). Take some photos all dressed up, so you can embarrass them in years to come. ...  [ read more ]

Save 35% on tix to Banana Shpeel from Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil – Banana Shpeel [Link]

Cirque du Soleil Brings a Whole New Shpeel to the Beacon Theatre! Be the first to experience this brand new production featuring the artistry of Cirque du Soleil!

Don’t miss the World Premiere of Banana Shpeel, from Cirque du Soleil, with performance styles inspired by vaudeville that blends comedy with tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slapstick, all linked by a hilarious narrative that ignites a succession of wacky adventures. This is not circus, or a musical or a variety show, or even vaudeville. It is Banana Shpeel...  [ read more ]

Valentine’s Day: Prep Day 3 – Gift for the Wives

My wife is an amazing woman, she cleans, she cooks, she takes care of our son, she is starting her own business – Suzanne Cohen Photography [Link] and once in a while she takes care of me (I’m joking all the time!).  My feeling about buying gifts for my wife is only the best of whatever she wants.  Here is a list of items that I’ve either given to her with great success or that she’s been asking for (she’s got great taste and can really trend too). ...  [ read more ]

Valentine’s Day: Prep Day 2 – Candy is a must

I’m not sure about you but Candy is a must have on Valentine’s day. Seriously, If my wife doesn’t get an unhealthy amount of chocolate someone is going to get it (and by that I mean death and by someone I mean me).

The historical chocolate in the heart can be found at any drug store in America.  Yes, its lame in a kind of cheesy way its so over done way. ...  [ read more ]

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