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  Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

Now Entering Big Bank Station? Fugheddaboudit!

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Desperate times have led to desperate measures in New York City: Barclays has bought the naming rights to a bustling subway station in Brooklyn. The escalating corporatization of the city has led some New York Yorkers to wonder where it will end — when the Big Apple becomes the Big iPod?! »Read more
  Friday, 29 May 2009 | 2:49 PM ET

Want to Make Money on Stocks? Ask a Fifth Grader!

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? If you’re talking about the stock market, probably not. »Read more
  Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 2:24 PM ET

Make Those Empty Storefronts Pretty!

Posted By: Cindy Perman

Empty storefronts can deter shoppers but there are somevery creative solutions coming out to plug these gaping holesin the retail landscape.

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  Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

Time to Put the Fun in 'FUNemployment!’

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Recessions are like a 12-step program: First you're shocked. Then you panic. But now that we're in the seventh inning, we're starting to loosen up a little. We're putting the fun back in "FUNemployment." Click here to check out some of the fun, new recession buzzwords. »Read more
  Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 3:21 PM ET

Recession Lesson From a Caveman

Posted By: Cindy Perman
If you want to ride out the rest of this recession in a cave, that’s fine — just make sure it’s up to code. Just one of the valuable recession lessons you can learn from a caveman! »Read more
  Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 1:07 PM ET

Can You Afford to 'Win' a $3 Million Mansion?

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Just because you "win" a $3 million mansion in a raffle, doesn't mean you can afford to keep the house. You may just be signing up to be part of the latest trend — foreclosure. And just because you win doesn’t mean you’ll actually get the house. Here's what you need to know about your new manse. »Read more
  Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

How to Get a $3 Million Mansion for Just $10

Posted By: Cindy Perman
It sounds too good to be true: For just $10, you can become the owner of $3 million mansion. What's the catch? Click here to find out! »Read more
  Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 12:37 PM ET

Demolishing the Wrong House, Other Housing Blunders

Posted By: Cindy Perman
When you're tackling a problem as big as the housing crisis, there are bound to be a few mistakes. But you wouldn't believe some of the doozies. Demolishing the wrong house? Whoa, and you thought YOU had recession problems! »Read more
  Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

Happy Hour: The New Day Job

Posted By: Cindy Perman
As the unemployment rate ticks ever higher, happy hour is no longer a nighttime activity, nor is it a Friday-only activity. In fact, there's one going on right now. Let's go! »Read more
  Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

It Doesn't Pay to Be a Hero in This Recession

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Apparently Tina Turner was right: We don't need another hero. That ship captain who was held hostage by Somali pirates got a book deal that was just a fraction of the deal that other hero, the pilot who landed a jetliner safely in the Hudson, got. What's the matter — do we have "hero fatigue?!" »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!

Contact Pony In Here Somewhere

 

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

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