CNBC Blogs There Must Be A Pony In Here Somewhere


  Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 12:30 PM ET

Recession Foods: Partake Like It’s 1929

Posted ByCindy Perman
Long gone are the days of mindlessly spending $5 on a gourmet grapefruit. It's time to embrace three-for-a-dollar and rediscover Spam. Here to guide you through your culinary journey in time is Clara, a 93-year-old grandmother who demonstrates inexpensive Depression recipes on YouTube. »Read more
  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

It Takes a 'Macho Man' to Stimulate This Economy

Posted ByCindy Perman
Everybody's a critic when it comes to fixing this economy. But it takes a real "Macho Man" to get this economy humming again. Well, a "Macho Man" impersonator, anyway. »Read more
  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 | 1:57 PM ET

Even Caves Aren't Safe From Housing Crisis

Posted ByCindy Perman
If you've threatened to ride out the recession in a cave, you might want think again. One man in Missouri thought he was safe, buying a cave for his family to live in five years ago. Now, the recession is threatening to smoke him out of his cave and he's been forced to put it up for sale on eBay. »Read more
  Friday, 20 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

The Oscar Bailout: Jobs, Mortgages and the Golden Ultimatum

Posted ByCindy Perman
In a world where 5 million are unemployed, one man’s quest to make a difference leads to … The Golden Ultimatum. »Read more
  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 7:23 AM ET

Banks Got You Queasy? Just Stay in Bed.

Posted ByCindy Perman
If the freefall in shares of bank stocks is keeping you up at night, one company has a solution: Put your money in your mattress. Literally. »Read more
  Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 12:50 PM ET

Forgot to Buy Flowers? Just Drop the ‘R’ Bomb.

Posted ByCindy Perman
So, you forgot to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Nice going, slick. Well, lucky for you there’s a recession going on, which is offering a convenient excuse for getting out of just about anything from marriage proposals to being cheap on Valentine’s Day. »Read more
  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

Recession Crimps Valentine's Spending—But Can't Touch Sex

Posted ByCindy Perman
Lovers are expected to spend about $20 less this Valentine’s Day, dishing out just over $100 to make their schmoopy smile, the National Retail Federation reported, but 79 percent of consumer surveyed said their personal financial situation has had no impact on their frequency of sex. »Read more
  Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

Dominatrix Work Forces Recession to Its Knees

Posted ByCindy Perman
One of the kinkier trends to emerge from this recession is that many professional women are turning to dominatrix work to supplement their incomes. Are you listening to me? (Whapisssh!) »Read more
  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

How We Can Fix This Economy for $1

Posted ByCindy Perman

Your chance of winning the lottery is something like 150 million to 1.

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  Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

MC Hammer Jumps On Gold-Melting Bandwagon

Posted ByCindy Perman
Gold is hot right now, so it was no surprise to see Ed McMahon and MC Hammer hop on the bandwagon to hawk the gold remnants of their careers. But I have one plea, Mr. Hammer. Please, don't hurt the pants! »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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