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Daniel Bukszpan

Daniel Bukszpan
Senior Writer and Producer

Daniel Bukszpan is a senior writer and producer for He has been a freelance writer for 20 years and is the author of "The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal," published in 2003 by Barnes and Noble and "The Encyclopedia of New Wave," published in 2012 by Sterling Publishing. He also contributed to "AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock 'N' Roll, The Ultimate Illustrated History," "Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast" and "Rush: The Illustrated History," published by Voyageur Press. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Asia, and his son, Roman.


  • When parents look at their young children and imagine what they’ll be when they grow up, many different possibilities come to mind. They dream of little Junior growing up to be a surgeon, or perhaps a commercial airline pilot, or maybe a banker, and they imagine a rewarding future of power, prestige, and high pay.The reality is actually a little different. The job search portal , created a list of 12 jobs that are traditionally believed to be great occupations, but that actually look a lot bette

    The job search portal created a list of 12 jobs that look better on paper than they might be in reality. Check to see if your job is on the list!

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    Withdrawing money from a retirement account can carry a high price. Besides jeopardizing long-term savings, withdrawals can incur a 10 percent penalty. Still, if you’re in a financial pinch there are some options for cracking your nest egg that are better than others.

  • Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • Phone bill cramming

    The next time you get your cell phone bill, check the total amount due. If it’s a little higher than usual, you may have fallen prey to "cramming."

  • With Halloween just around the corner, the job search portal  has released its seasonally appropriate list of the creepiest careers in America. The list of six vocations focused on those that required contact with insects and other vermin, and disclosed their average annual salaries. But decided to supplement the list with other jobs as well, jobs that are considered creepy in multiple senses of the word.What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong s

    What follows is a list of jobs that are not for anyone but those with very strong stomachs. Thinking of a career change? Here are some ideas.

  • The average funeral in the U.S. costs about . Educated consumers can comparison shop and find a coffin at Wal-Mart for less than , but typically those grieving for loved ones simply reply on local funeral homes and accept their price points.While the cost associated with the average funeral service is burdensome for most, there are those for whom no average funeral will do. Many actors, musicians and politicians have been sent off in grand fashion, with extravagant final services featuring dizzy

    Who has had some of the most extravagant funerals of all time? Check out our list.

  • The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

  • Hollywood has remake fever. While nobody ever accused the American film industry of having too many new ideas, the number of remakes being trotted out by the major studios lately is alarming -- as is their choice of movies to remake. For example, on Oct. 14, 2011, remakes of both 1984’s “Footloose” and 1981’s “The Thing” will come to theaters, and although no one can say how much money they’ll make, it’s hard to imagine that they’ll make less money than their 30-year-old predecessors. Or will th

    Hollywood has remake fever. What are notable movie remakes that made less money than the originals?Find out!

  • Employees who call in sick normally get most of the blame for lost productivity, but a phenomenon known as “presenteeism” has been gaining notice, as well. Defined as the act of coming in to work when you’re sick and doing a third-rate job as a result, presenteeism costs businesses billions of dollars a year in lost productivity.If presenteeism is damaging to businesses, then it would stand to reason that the workplace would be better off if sick workers stayed home until they got better. When t

    Coming in to work when you’re sick costs businesses billions a year in lost productivity, but many workplaces can make employees sick. Here are 10 ways that your work may be killing you and your employer.

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    In September 2011, Bank of America announced that it would charge customers a monthly fee of $5 for debit card use.  Consumers may be unhappy with the decision, but they’re already paying fees on their credit and debit cards all the time. Here are some things to watch out for to avoid paying extra fees on credit and debit cards.