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  Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

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

Posted ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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 ByCindy 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
  Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

Get Drunk, Twitter—Make $10,000 a Month

Posted ByCindy Perman
If you’re sitting at the bar lamenting your lost employment, have I got the job for you! One Sonoma winery is offering $10,000 a month for someone to use Twitter and other social media to spread the word about its wines. »Read more
  Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 1:12 PM ET

What Recession? DeBeers Cranks Out the Diamonds

Posted ByCindy Perman
As we dig around the rubble of the economy for some glimmer of hope, DeBeers gives us a real shiner: They’re ramping up diamond production in anticipation of a better Christmas this year than last. »Read more
  Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 3:03 PM ET

Five States That Will Lead US Out of Recession

Posted ByCindy Perman
If you’re not prepared to go to Australia to ride out the recovery, great news! A new report shows the five U.S. states poised to lead the nation out of recession. Want a hint? Get out your hiking boots and trail mix! »Read more
  Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

Mom Guilts Sons Into Robbing People to Pay Bills

Posted ByCindy Perman
While Wall Street is pontificating the proverbial recovery, it’s still pretty bad out there for the average American. How bad is it? One recently unemployed mom guilted her sons into robbing people to help pay the bills. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 2:01 PM ET

‘Green Shoots’ Must Go—Cue the ‘Groundhogs!’

Posted ByCindy Perman
The term “green shoots,” which sprang into the lexicon during the recession of the early 1990s, is back like a weed. Readers agree it must be stomped out and offer up their suggestions for a new term. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 1:33 PM ET

The Best Place to Ride Out the Recession

Posted ByCindy Perman
As the buzz about economic recovery grows louder, a new survey reveals the best place in the world to ride out the rest of the recession, which could be one of the first stops on the recovery train. »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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