Bernie Madoff Seems To Think Everything Is Up For Grabs

Friday, December 12, 2008, AM | Leave Comment

It was in the newspapers on Thursday Dec. 11, 2008 that a prominent trader has been accused of defrauding clients. The very famous trader, Bernard L. Madoff, was arrested at his Manhattan home by federal agents who accused him of running a multibillion-dollar fraud scheme – perhaps the largest in Wall Street’s history. At age […]



Governor Of Illinois Charged With Corruption

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, AM | Leave Comment

President-elect Barak Obama, as we all know, is vacating his senate seat from Illinois. The governor is supposed to appoint someone for that seat. Along the way, something happened that did not sit very well with federal authorities. There may be more news coming in the coming days and weeks. International Herald Tribune on December […]



Some People Are Never Worried About “Nothing”

Sunday, December 7, 2008, AM | Leave Comment

I read an article on Fortune Online. Three executives of a company called Blackstone Group (BX) received the following total compensation for 2007: Steve Schwarzman Chairman and CEO $350.7 million Pete Peterson Senior Chairman $174.3 million Hamilton James President and COO $ 98.7 million ————– Total $623.7 million – no wonder they can’t sleep at […]



Tips How To Munch On Dates

Sunday, December 7, 2008, AM | Leave Comment

I just read an article-cum-news (news-cum-article??) yesterday about a Kuwait Sheik Spinning the Recession: Sheik Majed Al-Sabah posted by Linda Tischler. The article states that Americans may be in a state of gloom about the economy – no kidding, but it’s still a beautiful day in the neighborhood, if you live next door to Sheik […]



Access Affordable And Flexible Credit Via Virgin Money

Friday, December 5, 2008, AM | Leave Comment

Virgin Money Has Closed Shop in the U.S., Victim of Bad Timing. None of the links to Virgin Money USA works. Richard Branson, the guy who owns Virgin “everything”, has taken over peer-to-peer lending service called Circle Lending and has re-branded it Virgin Money USA. It helps people access affordable and flexible credit, offering unique […]



A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance

Wednesday, December 3, 2008, PM | 1 Comment

Harvard MBAs Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar have come up with a readable guide to help female twenty-somethings get a better grip on their money. On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance. This book is a self-help guide and like its name suggest has been written for twenty- and thirty-somethings […]



Find Out What’s In The Bailout Bill For You

Tuesday, December 2, 2008, AM | 3 Comments

Remember back in October, congress passed the bail-out bill of $700 billion. Inside the bill, there were some tax provisions that would affect us all, the average American taxpayers. “In all the publicity surrounding the bailout package, not much attention was paid to the tax policy items,” says Steve Forrest of Forrest Financial Services. “That’s […]



Seek Knowledge Whenever And Wherever Possible

Sunday, November 30, 2008, AM | 10 Comments

You see the image at the top of the page. That’s me. I read where I feel comfortable. You know where that is, right? I try to read whenever and wherever possible. Sometimes I am at the airport waiting for my flight, I go to a book and newspaper stand. I can’t find anything interesting […]



Grocery Shopping For The Cost-Conscious

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, AM | 1 Comment

As I have stated in my previous posts, I came to the States in the seventies. I was born and raised in a very cost-conscious family, not only family but the small-town cost-conscious society as a whole. We had to be. We did not have the abundance of anything that Americans have enjoyed so wholeheartedly […]



Finding Out Bailout Details

Saturday, November 22, 2008, AM | Leave Comment

To reminisce – I always have problems with that word, English not being my first language. That means “to recollect and tell of past experiences or events” – you know the last couple of months, so much has happened. Treasury Secretary, Mr. Paulson asked Congress to give him $700,000,000,000.00. A part of that money, probably […]





 

 

 

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