Pony In Here Somewhere


  Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

Job Seekers Outraged by Easter Egg Hunt

Posted By: Cindy Perman
A recession lesson for the Easter Bunny: The big ears and brightly colored eggs may not go over so well with those who've fallen on hard times. »Read more
  Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

Lost Your Job? Turn It Into a Dream Vacation

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Just because you lost your job or your home doesn't mean you have to spend your days wrapped in a gin-soaked Snuggie watching Oprah. One company is offering a contest to help you turn your recession woes into a dream vacation. »Read more
  Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

South Park Explains the #%^&-ing Economic Crisis

Posted By: Cindy Perman
The recession hit Comedy Central's "South Park" this week, as the cartoon potty mouths confronted job losses, store closings and hot dogs for dinner—again. »Read more
  Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

Recession Special: Free Dry Cleaning for the Unemployed

Posted By: Cindy Perman
One Manhattan dry cleaner is offering an unconventional unemployment benefit: If you don't have a job and need an outfit for an interview, he'll dry clean it for free. »Read more
  Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 2:43 PM ET

Fishing: America’s Great Recession Sport

Posted By: Cindy Perman
As the recession forces Americans to make cutbacks in their spending, more are opting for that great recession pastime: They’re going fishin’. »Read more
  Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

Layoffs: The Videogame

Posted By: Cindy Perman
One of the most frustrating things about layoffs is they're out of your control. Not anymore: With "Layoff," the videogame, you get to be the boss. Line 'em up and lay 'em off. »Read more
  Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 4:31 PM ET

Sesame Street Explains the Madoff Scandal

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Mommy, what's a Ponzi scheme? Yeah, that's a tough one. Jimmy Kimmel recruited Ernie and the Cookie Monster to help explain the Madoff scandal. »Read more
  Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 2:53 PM ET

Executive Punishment: Make Them Go to Disney World

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Disney is launching “The Great Piggy Bank Adventure,” a new interactive exhibit at Epcot designed to teach kids about money. Amid the populist revolt over the AIG bonuses, here's an idea: Why don't we send Wall Street execs who don't "get it" to Disney World to learn a thing or two about money? »Read more
  Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 1:45 PM ET

Pasta for Your Troubles? Dinner’s on Bernie

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Bernie Madoff may have made off with their money but victims of the confessed Ponzi schemer are enjoying a nice meal — on him. One Manhattan eatery is offering free meals to Madoff victims. Plus, the recession-tini. Cheers! »Read more
  Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 3:15 PM ET

Five Signs We’ve Hit Bottom: From Bernie to Britney

Posted By: Cindy Perman
Market pros say their early signals of recovery are flashing and even the mainstream, celebrity-chasing media has started talking about the financial crisis — a sure sign things are about to turn. Here are some other signs you may have missed this week. »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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