Why you should be angry with the 2008 Housing Relief Bill

Over the weekend, Congress gave final approval to the housing relief bill that is aimed at helping thousands of struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and to temper falling home prices. It also includes provisions to assist institutions that operate in the mortgage market, namely the Government …

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Quirky Finance : Horse Power making a comeback

With high gas prices, an emerging trend developing in rural areas is to go back to using the old fashioned ‘Horse and Cart’ as a mode of transport within farms and to nearby town centers. With gas prices set to trend upwards in the long …

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Losing those office perks in corporate cutbacks

A less serious, but widespread fallout of tough economic times for American companies has been the cutting of employee perks and benefits to lower operating costs. Working in corporate America myself, I can attest to some of these cutbacks first hand and I know more …

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Debit Cards linked to your 401(k)! Danger ahead

From a company press release I saw on a financial news site: Reserve Management Corp (RMC) is offering a service to employees that allows debit cards to be linked to 401(k) plans, for easy withdrawal of funds. Their Chairman, Bruce R. Bent, justified this offering …

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Shopping Effectively

Over the weekend I went shopping to a large outlet mall with some friends visiting from interstate. During the shopping trip, which lasted about 2hrs, they spent close to $1000 on clothing and other merchandise. I was a bit flabbergasted that they could spend so …

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Apple 3G iPhone update and Analyst opinions

As many of my readers know I bought a significant amount of Apple (AAPL) Shares a few weeks ago in anticipation of their new 3G iPhone roll out and the bright growth prospects I believe the company has. Their new iPhone is to be released …

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