It used to be not being British meant not having to suffer the indignity of having been on the losing end of the Revolutionary War. Nowadays, though, it also means not having credit cards with - and I can’t believe I’m writing this -46% APR.

President-elect Barack Obama is calling for a delay to the scheduled Feb. 17 digital TV transition. Yours truly (the author of a recent blog post found says the Obama administration is off to a good start.

Finally, a bestselling author ruined by the recent Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme tells her story to, and I have to admit I kind of feel for her.