I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of all the fear mongering and “sky is falling” stuff that’s going on in the media in the midst of all the economic ups and downs we’ve had over the past few years. One day, the sky looks clear, and some experts are saying that [...]
I’ll admit, the past few weeks I have LOVE opening up my 401k online, logging in, and seeing what the latest numbers are. I didn’t used to like it this much. In fact, I avoided opening it up and looking at the returns and the balance for a long time when the stock market [...]
So, it’s official. Our household, who vigorously and vigilants uses debit cards a lot, no longer has any of the former perks they once offered. All those former debit card reward programs are pretty much a thing of the past.
My husband officially got his “severence” letter in the mail yesterday, stating that [...]
I had written a few weeks ago about how a lot of debit card reward programs were getting the ax thanks to some new legislation that may be friendlier toward businesses that use debit cards, but isn’t toward the consumer that used the heck out of their debit card reward program.
I received my [...]
More and more people have become interested in starting a second job, so to speak. No, not really a job, but more of a business, as a sideline to what they already do. Maybe they have a desk job, or some other sort of corporate-like job during the day, and then they go home [...]
There is an ongoing fear that we are nearing a housing market double dip, although the odds of a double dip recession have been going down further and further as time goes on. Not that it’s all great news for the economy front, since the housing market has almost no good news at all, [...]
Well, we’ve just had a piece of history go down. Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the Al Quaeda terrorist group that was responsible for masterminding the 9/11 attacks against the US almost ten years ago (I really can’t believe it’s been that long), was killed this past weekend.
It was surgical military [...]
Well, it seems that just as we all breathe a sigh of relief (especially those of us who own businesses which are largely reliant on consumer spending, but then again, what business isn’t) and think that Americans are loosening their purse strings, we get jumpy again about the economy.
Then, people start to reel [...]