I think (think) the reasoning is: if you are the only breadwinner, this amount should let the two of you retire together. If you both work and support the family together, use your total income and focus on the total savings matching these volumes. » 11/26/14 9:48am Yesterday 9:48am

One feature of Contacts has sadly disappeared. You can't make a contact go directly to voicemail any longer - it was perfect for those "you won a boat" scams that ignore DNC lists. (And for relatives you'd rather deal with on your own schedule!) » 11/22/14 8:20am Saturday 8:20am

God forbid I should poo poo on the classics - and it may be because I've never seen a good CLEAN cut of the original but when Heston starts the "emote machine" {picture someone pulling the cord on a chain-saw}, yells that "you did it!" and appears to eat sand, I can't be the only one thinking "Did what? Let climate… » 11/14/14 11:41am 11/14/14 11:41am

I can normally shake off a few hours jetlag but we went to Japan for our 25th anniversary - a 12hr time difference from where we live in Canada. I was zonked for close to three days and, more strangely, completely lost my sense of direction. Normally I'm the go-to guy for finding our way around. It was the weirdest… » 11/13/14 1:14pm 11/13/14 1:14pm

When looking at professionals, consider the pros/cons for the "big companies" vs "Bob and his brothers Moving." I've had to do a few '3hr drive' moves over the years - small, regional stuff - and small companies with good reps beat the big ones. For a short move, they want to get you loaded, moved and unloaded as… » 11/04/14 8:48am 11/04/14 8:48am