The Daily News is reporting that the New York Yankees have signed CC Sabathia to a 7 year $160 million dollar contract. While the details are still not confirmed, it sounds like Brian Cashman met with CC Sabathia and his wife at their home in San Francisco where they came to an agreement that upped the original 6 year $140 million offer.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Gas prices are high, MPG ratings are low, and if you’re like me you still have to travel a decent distance for your daily commute to work. So what can you do to try to stretch a few extra miles out of that last gallon of gas? Yahoo! has provided you with 10 easy ways to save over a grand on gas.
Be forewarned that while a lot of these are great tips, a few are a little unrealistic. Prime example, tip #8 says that if you lose 100 lbs you can save 13.1 gallons of gas with a monetary savings of $104 per year. I might need to hit the gym a little more often, but 100 lbs? C’mon!
Here are all 10 tips:
Get that “check engine” light checked out
Check your tire pressure
Change your air filter
Drive 60 on the highway, not 75
Turn off the a/c
Get your engine tuned
Drive calmly in the city
Lose the roof rack
Change your oil on time
To see the estimated savings for each of these tips, check out the article on Yahoo!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Golf is a sport that I’ve always wanted to try, No, it isn’t the for the cute clothes. but more so for the elite stature that comes with the sport, especially when it comes to the world of corporate business and agencies. Many clients, and coworkers too for that matter, have spoken fondly of the sport while my pipe dreams continue to lead me to the miniature golf course where I still always lose.
Ah, but back to the point of this post. In the past, I always had an image of a golf caddie as a bratty young kid who was looking to make some big tips over the summer at a country club. Today I obviously have a much different opinion, especially after reading a Forbes.com article from a year ago that says that the highest paid caddie Steve Williams (who works for Tiger Woods) made $1.27 million between June 2006 and June 2007.
To see the other caddies on the top ten list who make 6 figure salaries, check out the article at forbes.com.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
It’s silly but cute, and maybe just a little bit inspiring. If you have a free minute (it’s really quick), take the test to see how rich you will be in the next 10 years!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
In a purchase that should ease concerns about the declining value of the dollar, a cornflake in the shape of The Prairie State has sold on eBay for the bargain price of $1350.
Whether you are looking to pay off a mortgage, take a well-deserved vacation, or just trying to save a little nest egg for when you next need to post bond, your financial desires can be fulfilled at your local QuickChek. Not through risky lottery tickets, but good old-fashioned cereal windfall. Take a look at these current price comparisons:
1 troy ounce of gold – $916.35
1 barrel of oil (crude) – $101.84
1 cornflake, state shaped – $1350.00
Apparently, this type of cornflake generates it’s own cottage industry, consisting of:
a) The hapless, unsuspecting cornflake maker. Likely a poor corporation like Kellogg (NYSE: K) that is forced to sell their product at pennies per flake.
b) Grizzled prospectors sifting through cornflake boxes, searching for recognizable cornflakes.
c) Venture Capitalists tired of risky emerging technologies, seeking the safe haven of cornflakes. They will purchase the cornflakes at high prices in hopes to attract:
d) People who will go to traveling museums to view valuable cornflakes.
If you would like to view this particular cornflake, but cannot afford to attend these traveling museums, you can click this link to view the cornflake. I assure you, these museums will keep the precious art behind impenetrable velvet ropes, and smudge-proof glass encasings, so you won’t lose too much of the “real-life” experience just clicking the link. Alternately, you can look at a map of the United States, point to Illinois, and envisualize it as a cornflake.
I don’t know what shocks me more, the fact that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $8.5 million to charity in 2006 alone, or the fact that the Huffington Post researched this information and have listed the breakout of how much money has been donated to each specific charity.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I was always of the thought that donations to charities are often given without the expectation of a pat on the back, with the real reward stemming from helping others. While the Jolie-Pitt’s paper trail may technically be publicly available, is the fact that this information has become public fodder an invasion of privacy?
Friday, March 7, 2008
Within the last week I heard someone say “I wish I could get paid for every interview I’ve been on…”. Who knew they were on the right track? NotchUp is a site where potential employers actually pay you to interview with them. Fueled by the theory that employers will save money without having to pay recruiters a percentage of a hire’s salary, NotchUp has the potential to lure an otherwise happy employee away from a content working environment to help staff organizations with dire staffing needs. Prices range per interview, and can be calculated online with NotchUp’s interview price calculator.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Forbes has released an updated list of the world’s richest people, and after 13 years we have a new leader. Warren Buffet is now the world’s richest man, having increased his fortune by $10 billion to a estimated total of $62 billion.
Bill Gates had been the world’s richest man for the previous 13 years. Gates, who is worth $58 billion dollars, has dropped to #3 on this year’s list.
The top 20 include:
|1. Warren Buffett
2. Helú Slim & Family
3. William Gates III
4. Lakshmi Mittal
5. Mukesh Ambani
6. Anil Ambani
7. Ingvar Kamprad & Family
8. KP Singh
9. Oleg Deripaska
10. Karl Albrecht
|11. Li Ka-shing
12. Sheldon Adelson
13. Bernard Arnault
14. Lawrence Ellison
15. Roman Abramovich
16. Theo Albrecht
17. Liliane Bettencourt
18. Alexei Mordashov
19. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud
20. Mikhail Fridman
Monday, March 3, 2008
Gift cards are so easy to buy, but how easy are they to spend? With the recent holiday season, it is probably safe to assume that you were one of many who either gave or received gift cards as presents – when you can’t, or don’t want to, think of what to buy… get a gift card for that special someone’s favorite store, right? Oh, but listen to this! The Sharper Image is “suspending the acceptance of Gift Cards, Reward Cards, Gift Certificates or Merchandise Certificates as a form of payment”. (Nope, I’m not kidding!) The company plans to continue on with business as usual even though The Sharper Image commenced a case under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Court for the District of Delaware on February 19, 2008.
If you, or a loved one, still have a wallet full of unused Sharper Image gift cards, continue to look for updates at www.sharperimage.com, call customer service at: 1:800-344-5555, and visit www.kccllc.net/sharperimage for all public filings related to the case.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
If you’re like me, the odds are probably pretty high that you were keeping a watchful eye on the Mega Millions jackpot that had recently grown to a generous payout of $270 million last week. While the lucky winner hails from Georgia, seven ticket holders in New Jersey won $250,000 for having 5 matching numbers without the winning mega ball number.
Still interested in winning some big bucks? Try tonight’s powerball drawing (right across the river in PA) where the payout is up to $115 million.