Recommended Books On Finance

Friday, January 7, 2011, 8:14 AM | Leave Comment

I have researched a few books at amazon.com about personal finance. I am an avid reader and do research for my blog so that visitors to this blog can get a hold of their family finances. If you look at the menu above, I cover quite a few things on this blog. Some items are […]



Disrespecting Authority Is Considered UnAmerican

Thursday, January 6, 2011, 12:22 AM | Leave Comment

Disrespecting authority is considered UnAmerican if not outright against the law. It is against work ethics though. When you show disrespect to your employer, you can be fired for insubordination. In private sector, it’s up to the manager to either fire you (bad) or let you stay (worse). If you are working for the government […]



A Book Is Like A Garden Carried In The Pocket

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 2:00 PM | 2 Comments

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket,” according to a famous Chinese Proverb. Of course, we don’t take it literally because some books are quite big to carry. But in this digital age, we carry only an E-Reader. Simply download the content of whatever book you want, carry it in your pocket […]



GM 2010 Sales Up So Is Unemployment

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 12:18 AM | Leave Comment

U.S. sales of General Motors cars and trucks rose 6.3 percent last year. A strong lineup of new models helped the company make a comeback from its 2009 bankruptcy. In the same year, unemployment level rose to almost record level. GM sold 2.2 million cars and trucks in 2010, nearly 131,000 more than the prior […]



3 Personal Tech To Watch In New Year

Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 2:54 PM | 7 Comments

Three areas where personal technology will advance in the new year and will be increasingly more popular than ever before. Some because of the generic evolutionary aspects of advancement and others because of revolutionary aspects. Folks will see more option, better access to the Internet and better screen resolution. More emphasis by hardware and software […]



Take Home More Money In Your Paycheck

Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 12:52 AM | Leave Comment

New laws about individuals taxes take effect in the new year. First off, up until now, social security tax was taken out your paycheck at the rate of 6.2%. Now it is going to be 4.2%. That’s a whole 2% more money you would be taking home. The maximum income to be eligible for social […]



Bombay Stock Exchange Launched Islamic Shariah-50 Index

Monday, January 3, 2011, 12:14 AM | 1 Comment

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday December 27, 2010 launched Shariah-50 Index which consists of companies that don’t deal in interest, alcohol, gambling, etc. This post is for those folks who strictly adhere to the Islamic Code of Sharia in all their personal finances. The rest of the world does not give a shit what […]



Inside Info To Portfolio Managers Is On The Rise

Thursday, December 30, 2010, 12:07 PM | Leave Comment

Bloomberg.com reported this morning that an expert-networking consultant was charged by U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan with selling inside information to portfolio managers at three unidentified hedge funds. The consultant was working for Primary Global Research LLC when the information was sold. According to Bloomberg.com Winifred Jiau, arrested in Fremont, California, as part of a national […]



ClockSpot Tracks Employee Time By Phone or Computer

Monday, December 27, 2010, 8:58 AM | Leave Comment

As a small business owner you have to wear many hats. If you are unable to keep track of your employees all the time – 24×7 – then there are online services that can facilitate and take over the business of managing your employees. Look for a reputable service that will manage and keep track […]



Mortgage Foreclosure In Retrospect

Thursday, December 23, 2010, 5:45 PM | Leave Comment

To understand the process of mortgage foreclosure and back-office dysfunction of banks, travel with me if you will back in time to the credit bubble of the early 2000s. Some media have compared it with a national casino where people usually think they will win any kind of bet. The reason of the belief was […]