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Tired of Fear Mongering in the News?

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 [...]

More Rewards Programs Bite the Dust

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 [...]

It’s Official : Got Chase United Debit Rewards Ax

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 [...]

Living Without Credit Cards More Common

The days of free wheeling credit card spending may be over, as a result of the new mindset of thriftiness that has spawned from the recession. So many people found themselves in hot water with the recession. People lost their jobs, got their hours cut, had to accept lower paying positions, and generally found [...]

Starting Your Own Business Sideline : More Doing It

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 [...]

Double Dip in Housing Market?

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, [...]

Will Bin Laden’s Death Lead to Market/Economy Rally?

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 [...]

People Reigning in Spending Again?

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 [...]