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Debt Deal Scrapped – Back to Square One?

Well, it looks like the House is still at a deadlock over the whole debt deal. We kept hearing yesterday over and over that they were going to vote on the John Boehner (Speaker of the House) debt bill. Then they “postponed” it and said they would vote on it later last night (are [...]

Used Cars in Huge Demand

The car industry was heavy-hit in the recession that officially became apparent to us here in the US in 2008. Along with the banks, the auto industry as a whole was “bailed out” by the federal government, much to the dismay of some economists.

While many of the car companies that us taxpayers bailed [...]

Getting More Credit Card Offers Suddenly

So, after apparently being on some “list” for a while, and my husband, who technically should have worse credit than me, getting all the credit card offers, I’m finally getting them again. Why they took a hiatus I don’t know.

What is especially amusing (I say that sarcastically), is that I used to get [...]

Productivity Through the Roof, Salaries Stagnant

I just read the most fascinating, if not short, article on the skyrocketing productivity that most companies are getting out of their employees these days.

The problem for the employees that are giving the companies all this extra productivity is that, while they are working ten times harder than they were before the [...]

Is Refinancing Your Home Worth It?

I have been thinking about what my husband and I are going to do in the near future when we have our secondary mortgage paid off. We got a secondary mortgage on our home when we bought it five years ago so that we would not have to make a down payment on the [...]

Consider Getting a Credit Card Instead of Debit

With the removal of almost all debit card reward programs after Congress enacted a ceiling on the amount per swipe banks can charge merchants for their customer’s use of debit cards, it is starting to make sense to sign up for different rewards CREDIT CARDS.

Just one hitch. You have to make sure you [...]

Cap on Debit Card Fees a Definite Go Now

The banking industry put up a fierce fight against the bill that was introduced which basically forced them to cut out their debit card rewards programs, which put a cap of a maximum of twelve cents on the per-transaction fees they can place on debit card swipes.

This is a major win for retailers [...]