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  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
  Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

Now Entering Big Bank Station? Fugheddaboudit!

Posted ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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

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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