Tips For Eligibility To Get $8000 As First-Time Homebuyer

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 4:33 PM | Leave Comment

There is a nice windfall for some home buyers in the economic stimulus bill signed into law first week of April by President Obama. First-time buyers can claim a credit worth $8,000 – or 10% of the home’s value, whichever is less – on their 2008 or 2009 taxes. This is refundable tax credit, not […]

Pursuing Your Passion vs A Field With Job Security

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 12:38 PM | 1 Comment

Job security in this economy? Hard to come by, no matter what profession you choose. Even in good times during the good old days, it was not enough to pursue a field with perceived stability. You will want to pursue in a field you feel passionate about and can make a decent living doing it […]

Tips For Starting New Business

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 8:17 PM | Leave Comment

Thinking about starting a business? Make sure you can handle the stress and the strain – financial, physical and psychological. If you can overcome these fears – for some they are just that – along the way, the rewards might be greater than the job you were working at. For some people, entrepreneurship is the […]

Default Rates Are Soaring On Student Loans

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 4:02 PM | Leave Comment

Article on “Student Loans: Default Rates Are Soaring” by Anne Marie Chaker published on APRIL 20, 2009. Excerpts from the article: Defaults on student loans are skyrocketing amid a weak job market for graduates and steadily rising tuition costs. According to new numbers from the U.S. Department of Education, default rates for federally guaranteed […]

Borrowing For Car, Home and Education Often Turned Down

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:04 AM | 1 Comment

Article on “Banks Take Billions From TARP, but Give Fewer Loans ” by Russell Goldman published on April 21, 2009. Excerpts from the article: Crunching numbers provided by the Treasury Department, the Wall Street Journal Monday found that the biggest recipients of the government bailout made or refinanced 23 percent fewer new loans in […]

5 Big Tips To Save Money On Auto Insurance

Saturday, April 18, 2009, 6:27 AM | Leave Comment

The price you pay for your auto insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars per year, depending on what type of car you have and the insurance company you buy your policy from. Here are some ways to save money. Shop around Prices vary from company to company, so it pays to shop around. Obviously, […]

Reading eBooks Off Of An eReader

Friday, April 17, 2009, 6:43 AM | Leave Comment

When I was a lot younger, I had the habit of reading books as well as two newspapers a day when I was living in New York City in the 70s. I was single and I would find the time to read. For a few years, I did not even have a TV set. I […]

Your business card is CRAP!

Monday, April 13, 2009, 9:34 PM | Leave Comment

What do you think of this guy? He says it took him 25 years to design the business card and it doesn’t fit or belong in a rolodex… Watch this short video.

A Paralyzing Fear of Filing Taxes

Sunday, April 12, 2009, 7:04 AM | 5 Comments

New York Times Online ran a story “A Paralyzing Fear of Filing Taxes” By Charles DelaFuente Published: April 11, 2009. Charles states that Call it fear of filing. It afflicts normal-looking people who function well in other facets of their lives. The symptoms include failing to file tax returns for years on end and squirreling […]

Tips How To Start Business When Laid Off

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 7:15 AM | Leave Comment

You are laid off or afraid to be laid off or maybe you just retired. Perhaps it could be the right time to start a home-based business. Depending on what you think about starting your own business, the economy is bad, to say the least, one has to do something to put food on the […]