The backpack is the key piece of gear as your kids return to school this fall. What they want is something cool that holds everything; what you want is durable and within your budget. The good news: Both of you can get what you want.
What can a man like Pixar genius John Lasseter, whose movies have made billions, teach us regular folks about the troubles of workaday life? Turns out, Lasseter has shared one rite of passage that too many of us have been through recently: He was fired -- from his dream job.
Actor Joe Mantegna has made a living at make-believe for more than 40 years. But though he could probably afford to splurge, he swears by a get-real financial credo. "Always live within your means," said Mantegna, the voice of Grem the mobster in "Cars 2," which opens Friday.