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  Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 1:21 PM ET

'Bling' Culture Kicked to the Curb by Recession

Posted ByCindy 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

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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 There Must Be A 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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