Tag Archives: money issue

I almost bought a BMW

It was 2009 and I was seven years deep into a successful career with the infamous radio conglomerate, Clear Channel. While visiting one of our largest advertisers – a toupéed car dealer who modeled his persona after every Dennis Farina character – I set my heart on a beautiful BMW 6 Series convertible. The dealer threw me the keys and said …

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Be a Baller like the Monopoly Man

Spencer Devine, contributor  You’re at home with a couple of your closest chums, sitting around a generously-sized fireplace sipping cocoas and discussing the latest Archie comic, but someone has an idea! Why doesn’t the group play a friendly game of Monopoly? You all whole-heartedly agree, unaware of the journey of financial depravity you are now facing. Soon you find your battleship has …

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Making More Wins

Brian Blank, contributor  You ever get in an argument with someone that has more money than you? You fucking lost that argument didn’t you? That’s why when I have money I’m going to say the stupidest shit I can think of. I’m going to say shit like “Hey! Did you know that squirrels actually wanted to be whales? Yep, I …

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Money – The Only Real Aphrodisiac

Anthony Persico, contributor    Money can’t buy love and money can’t buy happiness, but it sure as hell makes them easier to find. When you’re poor, and I mean third world poor (the kind of poor we Americans can’t comprehend but will have to endure soon enough,) love and happiness are luxuries you can’t afford. If this wasn’t such a …

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Durant’s Job History

I started working when I was young. I was an entrepreneur at a young age and would rather earn a paycheck than a letter on some stupid sweater in high school. So join me on this cathartic exercise on my road to a phat Social Security check! (All years are circa): 1983 – Door-to-door plum and mistletoe salesman – Greater Livermore …

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The History of the Nickel

The nickel is one of our heftier coins. Why, then, is it worth less than it’s smaller, older brother the dime? Great question, Brian. The United States 5 cent coin is made out of 25% nickel and 75% White man shame. In the 1800s there was a program to replace the shame with wood, but the partly wooden nickel was …

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Money $aving Tips!

Leslie Small, contributor What with the economy being in a perpetual state of despair, we’re all looking for ways to pinch those pennies and make the most out of our ill gotten gains. Don’t be afraid to get creative, you can find nuggets of frugality everywhere! Restaurant Tips: Grazing- I like to do this when I’m feeling fit as it …

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Cash Money and What Very Little I Know

Nando Molina, contributor Allow me to put my two cents in about this month’s topic, money. I don’t make much money and what I do make I spend it frivolously so you can say that I have petty cash. Money is ubiquitous. It is like air and water, and needed as much as air and water. The only difference is …

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The Penniless Punchline

Andrew Oulette, contributor  Forbes estimated Bill Gates to be worth $67 billion. Warren Buffett is at $53.5 billion. Donald Trump is worth $3.2 Billion while Jerry Seinfeld, the top earning comedian of 2013, has a net worth slightly over $800 million … The richest comedian in the world still doesn’t hold a candle to CEO’s or real estate tycoons. If …

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