Saving & Spending 2009 – You Win Some, You Lose Some

Monday, February 1, 2010, 9:32 AM | Leave Comment

Consumer spending rose slightly less than expected in December as households opted to save extra cash, lifting savings to a six-month high, a Commerce Department report showed on Monday. It said consumer spending rose 0.2 percent after increasing by an upwardly revised 0.7 percent in November. For the whole of 2009, spending fell 0.4 percent, […]



Imperva released analysis of 32 million breached Passwords

Sunday, January 31, 2010, 4:53 AM | 2 Comments

Imperva, a data security firm, has released its findings for about 32 million passwords that were breached or exposed, in a report on January 21 for the year 2009. It’s interesting to see that the top exposed passwords are so obvious a kid can try them. If you are a webmaster and the king of […]



How To Optimize Your MySQL Database For Better Performance

Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1:33 AM | 9 Comments

This post is dedicated to the folks who have recently come on board the bandwagon of blogging on WordPress platform. I have recently started to optimize my blog database and I do it frequently, like at least twice a month. It’s simple and doesn’t require a great in-depth knowledge of anything in particular. You don’t […]



5 Things To Consider When Selecting A Franchise Business

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 1:03 AM | 9 Comments

Have you been out of work for a while? Does your next job seems to be getting farther and farther from your person? Do you have some financial resources available? If your answer is yes, then I suggest you think about taking a different route other than the traditional jobs you have so successfully worked […]



Use Old Technology To Help Earthquake Victims In Haiti

Monday, January 25, 2010, 12:46 AM | Leave Comment

We, the American people, can support the people of Haiti in their hour of need in a variety of ways. One way is to recycle old cell phones that are collecting dust in our homes. The earthquake has devastated their livelihood, their belonging and their dwellings are wiped out from the surface of our dearest […]



Tips To Make Money Off Of Your Credit Card

Sunday, January 24, 2010, 3:21 AM | 16 Comments

Credit card companies have been blamed a lot about the consumers’ misery that they have encountered over the years. Some of it has obviously some merit to it, but in many cases, the consumers have to be blamed as well for misusing their so easily available credit. However, there are consumers who take advantage of […]



Proposed Legislation Could Give Some Relief To Consumers

Saturday, January 23, 2010, 4:06 AM | 1 Comment

President Obama and his administration have frequently talked about curbing the size and the risk-taking of big financial institutions. That means it would “tie up” the hands of the big guys. I guess, for that reason, the new proposed legislation had a direct impact on the stock market Thursday as traders sold off shares of […]



Tips To Tame Debt Beast In Our Personal Lives

Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:47 AM | 5 Comments

It has been a year that Mr. Barack Obama took over the presidency. Now is a good time as any to do something about the debt in our personal financial lives. We, the American people, voted President Barack Obama in office, as we had done his predecessors, to do what he has to do on […]



Heavy Media Use Creates Behavior Problems And Lower Grades

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:04 AM | Leave Comment

We all know that online media is extremely important to the young between, let’s say, 8 and 18 years of age. Facebook, Twitter, Texting are probably three of the most used tools and utilities used by this group. Some have even deprived themselves from a good night sleep of at least 8 hours. My 23-year […]



Your Credit Card Company Tries To Be Your Financial Partner

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 3:07 AM | 1 Comment

Well, on the surface of it, the statement does not make sense. Credit card companies and your financial partners? By nature of the business, these are contradictory. Why would a credit card company want to help consumers in budgeting their finances when they filled their pockets by making us miserable? Well, it may not be […]