Losing Your Job Is Quite Fearsome

Saturday, January 31, 2009, 12:04 AM | Leave Comment

It definitely looks like the Great/Worst Depression of the 1930s. You see long lines of the newly laid off at the unemployment office everyday. This month alone, several major companies, including Caterpillar, General Motors, Texas Instruments, Home Depot, Sprint Nextel and Pfizer brought the total of jobs shed so far this month to 187,550. This […]

Top Colleges Are Not Just For The Rich

Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 12:26 AM | Leave Comment

A new report called “Best Value Colleges for 2009,” issued Thursday by The Princeton Review and USA TODAY, spotlights 50 public and 50 private colleges and universities. These colleges do an exceptional job of helping qualifying students to pay for their higher education. Like President Obama’s campaign, they are inclusive – not exclusive any more. […]

One Of The Most Successful Investors – Carl Icahn

Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 2:00 AM | 1 Comment

When Carl Icahn starts buying the stock of a company he believes is poorly managed, typically its stock price bounces back upwards. Wall Street has a catch phrase for that: The “Icahn Lift.” Time Magazine interviewed Icahn on the occasion of his 71st birthday in February 2007. When he was asked about retirement, he answered, […]

A Guide for Adults With Depression

Monday, January 26, 2009, 3:47 PM | 2 Comments

This guide can help you work with your doctor or nurse to choose medicines for depression. It covers: Common medicines for adults with depression Side effects Price This guide is based on a government-funded review of research about the medicines often used to treat adults with depression. This guide does not cover: Treatment of depression […]

A guide for men with localized prostate cancer

Monday, January 26, 2009, 12:04 AM | 1 Comment

I am 60 years old. I have been to the doctor’s twice. One in 1986 and the second time in late 2005. So far, I have not done tests for either colon or prostate cancer. I plan to do that in 2009. Most men have time to learn about all the options for treating their […]

High Profile Projects Are Being Delayed or Canceled

Friday, January 23, 2009, 12:55 PM | 1 Comment

No one and I mean no one is immune to the market meltdown and the credit crunch that the U.S. economy is facing and experiencing. It’s like a computer virus that is spreading all over the world and diminishing the wealth of the wealthiest. The recent news is that a $2 billion dollar luxury beachfront […]

IRS wants to help us in our financial struggle

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 12:07 AM | 1 Comment

On Jan. 6 2009, Internal Revenue Service – IRS – announced that it has taken new steps to help taxpayers struggling to pay their taxes during the deepening economic crisis. With greater flexibility, IRS employees can work with taxpayers and temporarily suspend collection activity, including garnishing wages and other enforcement steps. This is the second […]

Highlights of 2008 tax law changes

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 12:07 AM | Leave Comment

These are among the changes taxpayers will find when they fill out their 2008 tax returns. AMT exemptions rise; several expiring deductions and credits get a new lease on life; a new standard property tax deduction and a special first-time home-buyer credit are available to some homeowners; and retirement savings incentives expand. Economic Stimulus Payments […]

Protect Yourself From The Vagaries Of Life

Monday, January 19, 2009, 12:10 AM | 2 Comments

The financial news tell us that consumer spending is actually decreasing which some economists believe is a good thing and will benefit the national economy in the long run. Consumers have been on a shopping spree for two decades, and household savings have suffered. In 2007, the household savings rate was 0.6 percent. Just as […]

New service brings live healthcare into consumers’ homes

Sunday, January 18, 2009, 1:55 PM | Leave Comment

A service launching in January will make doctors available anytime with a few clicks of your mouse. The technology, from American Well, a Boston-based company, offers physicians consultations via the Internet. Here is how it will work: You go online – or phone into their system – and specify the type of doctor you want. […]