Apparently, adopting your boyfriend or girlfriend can be a way to somehow protect your assets if you're filthy rich and really optimistic. Of course, when things go south it's not like you can dissolve the relationship. Also, it's a gross concept.
This sounds like a good idea if you have children who aren't me, but what do I know, I don't have kids. The one time my parents had me cook dinner when I was a kid, I managed to mangle franks and beans. Protip: do not keep poking the hot dogs with a fork, they will split as you boil them. Also, stirring the beans will turn them into a mushy, pasty mess.
This man has 50 credit cards and has never missed a payment. It sounds like he did it for the rewards the cards were offering. It sounds a lot like work to me to keep track of all of those.
Len's got some Valentine's Day fiscal facts. Len, just a tip, it's true: most of the women I know would prefer dinner to jewelry. Being waited on is priceless.
The New York Times had an article on mindful eating. I have many thoughts on this, but I'm just parking this here for now for your edification and amazement.
In other news-that-is-not-news, the Times also has an article about how the cost of the single serve Keurig coffee capsules are way more expensive than a bag of beans or ground coffee. No kidding! You can get a K-cup filter basket if you want to save money on coffee and reduce waste that ends up in the landfill (those plastic containers, ugh). Be warned: my sister says it makes a mess--I don't think it is ideal for the Keurig system, which seems to require a cover to keep grounds from spewing out.
I want to read this book.
Every few years I hear about the glories of local currencies. These have been going strong for awhile.