High Profile Projects Are Being Delayed or Canceled

Friday, January 23, 2009, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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. […]



Soon You Will See Green In Your Future

Saturday, January 17, 2009, AM | 3 Comments

I don’t mean greenback we are so familiar with, not directly anyway. Startups and more mature companies are developing clean energy technologies that help reduce the use of fossil fuels and carbon emissions and increase energy supplies and independence. Companies around the world are embracing environmental responsibility as a core business strategy and undertaking sustainability […]



Hawaii wants to consign gas stations to a bygone era

Friday, January 16, 2009, AM | Leave Comment

The State of Hawaii is about to introduce a huge experimental project. It is about electric cars that, if successful, could consign gas stations to a bygone era. With the help of a California company called Better Place, the State wants to implement the technology and the network of charging stations. Optimum functionality Three things […]



Understand What U.S. Congress Is Doing In Health Care

Wednesday, January 14, 2009, PM | Leave Comment

Even before President-Elect Barak Obama takes office next week on Jan. 20,2009, key legislators, health care activists and advocates have held hearings and have started to develop policy positions. Read more…



Single Women Face More Financial Challenges

Tuesday, January 13, 2009, AM | 2 Comments

Many of the nation’s 31 million women who live on their own face serious financial conditions that could worsen in the years to come. Read more…



Panel Slams Treasury For Losing Taxpayer Money

Saturday, January 10, 2009, AM | Leave Comment

An article about “Where did taxpayer money go? Panel slams Treasury” by Daniel Arnall and Alice Gomstyn appeared on abcnews.com on Jan. 9, 2009. Funny. Funny. Funny. When I hear a joke like that, sometimes I wonder, whether I should cry or laugh. Read more…