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What Your Credit Score Can Do For You

Most people associate their credit score with be able to get approved for a loan or being associated with interest rates on loans. Although your credit score does play a big role in getting financing, it also does a lot more than that. If your credit score is in bad shape, it can hurt [...]

Starbucks Helps Out Small Business Owners

Gosh, I wish I would have bought Starbucks stock back when it was in the toilet a couple years back. I think at it’s lowest I could have gotten it for a paltry $10 a share. Well, the uber coffee company keeps changing the game and adapting, and has proven itself to be a [...]

Is Romney an Out of Touch Billionaire?

As I get older, I find myself aligning more with the Republican party for their more conservative fiscal and financial outlook.  I find myself less liberal with the ways that federal tax money is spent. I feel like America right now encourages too many people to not work, and I want to change that.

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Jobs Report Good News for Americans

We’ve finally gotten some good news in the form of jobs reports that actually seem like the economy may be digging itself out slowly from the economic turmoil that has emblazoned a path through the last several years of our lives.  This time, it feels good and right, except it’s a little suspicious that [...]

Second Recession Still a Possibility?

The headlines these days are so dang confusing. What are you supposed to believe? That our country is going down in flames or that it’s all really overblown, and the media is hyping our problems up too much?

While I certainly agree that the media are too much of a fear hound the majority [...]

Second Half of 2011 Any Better?

It seems that we are at a stalemate in the “recovery” that economists have been so insistent we are still experiencing. Sure, they admit that this recovery has slowed down, but when are we going to come to the conclusion that the recovery itself is an illusion put forth by all the government spending [...]

Economy’s Sputtering : What Does It Mean?

I’ll be the first person to admit that there are a lot of scare tactics used by the media when it comes to our fragile economy, but on the flip side, I will also say that on many counts, the media has been WAY too upbeat about the economic recovery.

The “recovery” as it [...]

Jobs Stressing More People Out?

You hear it everywhere, if you are in the chunk of America that associates with lots of people with both white collar and blue collar types of jobs. People are still getting laid off, and the workers who are left over are worked very hard, are forced to work over time, or are forced [...]

Jobs Finally Really Accelerating?

This is the news that we’ve all been waiting to hear. Not more of this pseudo good news like “jobless claims god down” or “less peopel claim unemployment than anticipated”. That’s not good news, that’s just saying things haven’t gotten WORSE, not that they are actually, actively getting better.

After all, jobs are what [...]

Jobs for Teens to Be Scarce Again

And to think that I took my junk jobs at Dairy Queen and Burger King for granted when I was a teenager…teens today are having a rough go of it in the job market – even rougher than their adult counterparts, to boot.

With the economic conditions as they are today, and many adults [...]