Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How Americans Got Labor Day

We associate it as a day of blessed rest from work, to enjoy picnics and barbecues, to mark the end of summer, and sometimes the day before school starts.

But where exactly did we get Labor Day?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Honoring a Champion: Genuine Risk

At 31, she was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner.

She was one of only three fillies to take on the boys at the Derby and ultimately leave them in the dust.

Genuine Risk died on Monday, August 18, 2008, at the farm in Upperville, Virginia, where she was much loved and admired during her retirement.

She led the life that all horses deserve. Her owners looked out for her and guarded her privacy as she aged. This year, she was not available for fans to greet during the Hunt Country Stable Tour on Memorial Day weekend.

From time to time, those of us who loved her sent her goody baskets through a local vendor.

Apparently, "Genny" ate a hearty breakfast on Monday, then was put out in her paddock, where she passed away. She will be sadly missed by thousands.

Sleep tight, Sweetie. You showed the boys.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

How to pick the right distance education program

They're everywhere these days: in the newspaper, on TV, on the radio and in endless e-mails. You can find a distance learning program for almost any subject on the Internet.

How do you figure out which one is best suited for you? Try this link:

Friday, August 8, 2008

Easy tips to spend $100 less next week

School is about to start, which means a ton of stuff to buy. Two months from now, you'll see the results on your credit card.

Almost everybody would like to spend $100 less next week than normal. Here's how:

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Debtors complaint: we can't afford to file for bankruptcy

It's certainly ironic. But it's also true: thousands of Americans in debt up to their eyeballs consider filing for bankruptcy each year. However, a change in the bankruptcy law has made this unaffordable to many of them: