If money is the ultimate judge, it’s better to be a fake doctor on television than it is to be a real doctor, at least if that fake doctor appears on the show House. Hugh Laurie, the British comedian-actor who affects a usually convincing accent in the program, will earn about $400,000 per episode this season, totaling about $9 million. This salary makes him third among the highest earning television actors.
Here are some articles I’ve enjoyed recently.
The Great Debate Over Joint vs. Separate Bank Accounts. “I think that all married couples, new and old, should hold joint checking and savings accounts.” Money Smart Life offers this strong opinion.
Would an Engagement Ring from Costco Bother You? Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity asks this question which draws a number of strong opinions, as it did when I asked about Costco diamonds vs. Tiffany diamonds.
The Bottled Water Myth. “Most bottled water sold in the US is nothing more than repackaged tap water, bottled in an ergonomic container with a colorful label slapped on it.” I avoid Coke’s and Pepsi’s bottled tap water as much as possible. Smithee has written about his opinion of bottled water.
Published or updated September 14, 2008. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.