His Majesty – John Stumpf – CEO Wells Fargo

“For many, it’s the only time in their lives that they’re publicly recognized and thanked for a job well done. This recognition energizes them. It inspires them.” So said His Royal Highness John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo. How insulting! The...

His Majesty – John Thain – Unemployed

Should we storm the Bastille? Is Wall Street going to become the mythic emblem of the second American Revolution? I hope not. I’ve always said it wouldn’t be wise to wake this sleeping giant – this comatose consumer society, but it seems that we...

A Mortgage with a Side of Fries Please!

This is called comfort food for a reason. Shoestring potatoes. Naughty little deep fried yummies. The perfect antidote to the time wasting, nerve-wracking process of refinancing this Louse for a House.  I just don’t understand how this enormous bailout is...

Bailout Mania – How Vain Is John Thain?

How vain is John Thain? He spent $87,000 on a rug for his office and $35,000 on an antique commode, among other pricey goodies.  In all, he spent $1.2 million renovating his office. He said it would have been very difficult for him to use the office in it’s...

Financial Meltdown, Oh Yeah, It’s Personal

I had this really fabulous plan ten years ago. Plan A was to get us out of the townhouse and into a single family home well before the meltdown. Yes, I knew the meltdown was coming and I also knew that just before the meltdown we would have one chance to save...