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  Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 1:21 PM ET

'Bling' Culture Kicked to the Curb by Recession

Posted By: Cindy Perman
The recession's latest victim: Bling. Man, this economy is a lot less fly than it used to be! »Read more
  Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

A CNBC Spoof ... How Flattering

Posted By: Allen Wastler
Our Web site has been spoofed. And it's a pretty good one. »Read more
  Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

Ally's Rebranding: Are Those Kids Really Acting?

Posted By: Cindy Perman
How do you change your image if you're a bank, tied to an automaker, in the middle of a recession blamed on banks? You roll out your secret weapons: Cute kids—and a pony! But are those kids in the Ally commercials really acting? »Read more
  Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

Recession Special: Steak for $5!

Posted By: Cindy Perman
In our latest installment of Eat Like a King at Pauper's Prices, it's steak! There's a lot of heartache out there but my, my, my, this recession sure is tasty! »Read more
  Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 3:41 PM ET

Recession Undercuts Prices on Another Guilty Pleasure

Posted By: Cindy Perman
The recession has claimed many culinary victims but the upshot is: You can eat like a king at pauper's prices! Lobster at lunch-meat prices, wine cheaper than water and now, completing the "Recession Special" trilogy: Chocolate! »Read more
  Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 2:52 PM ET

Recession Special: Wine Cheaper Than Water!

Posted By: Cindy Perman
First, lobster dropped to lunch-meat prices. Now, wine is cheaper than water! So, you know what you have to do to beat this recession, right? Have a feast! »Read more
  Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

Wanted: Fake Employees

Posted By: Cindy Perman
The stigma of doing odd jobs when you're unemployed just got lifted, thanks to one filmmaker and his job-listing site OddJobNation.com. You wouldn't believe the things you can get paid for: Being celebrity arm candy, being a "fake" employee or even being a zombie! »Read more
  Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:42 PM ET

God Save the Queen!

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Shocking news out of Britain today: Queen Elizabeth II could run out of money by 2012 unless the government steps in and gives her a raise! But with a recession going on, it might behoove the queen to set an example for her subjects and get a real job. Here are a few suggestions for how the queen can make a buck—er, pound. »Read more
  Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

Tips for Surviving Prison: Bernie Madoff Edition

Posted By: Cindy Perman
In honor of Bernie Madoff's incarceration, satirist Andy Borowitz has reprised his popular tome, “Who Moved My Soap? The CEOs Guide to Surviving in Prison,” with a special Bernie Madoff edition.  He offers all sorts of helpful tips, including: what to pack, a guide to prison lingo, how to feng shui your cell and "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Prisoners." »Read more
  Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 12:42 PM ET

Retirement: Is 80 the New 65?

Posted By: Cindy Perman
It used to be that when a millionaire walked into his financial advisor’s office to talk about retirement, all he wanted to know was: Will I have enough money to maintain the yacht-and-caviar lifestyle to which I’ve grown accustomed? Now, they’re worried about running out of money. »Read more

About Pony In Here Somewhere

  • The news can get a little heavy sometimes, with debt crises, vicious markets and crappy earnings reports. So, we dispatched our crack reporter, Cindy Perman, to find some levity amid all this seriousness. Why a Pony? To be clear, there were no ponies harmed in the making of this blog. The blog’s name, “There Must Be a Pony In Here Somewhere,” comes from an old joke, a favorite of Ronald Reagan’s, that essentially means, with a pile of you-know-what this big, there MUST be a pony — a bright side — in here somewhere!

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  • Cindy Perman is a writer at CNBC.com, covering jobs, real estate, retirement and personal finance.

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