“No Child Left Behind” and current financial crisis. Parallels?

Monday, February 8, 2010, 3:46 AM | Leave Comment

New York Times online has an article – an editorial – on Thursday, February 4. The title of the article is “Making ‘No Child’ Better .” The editorial is written stating how best to make the ‘No Child Left Behind Education Act of 2002’ better and make it work. However, I see some parallels between […]



Will politics or hard-core economic policies reduce deficit?

Sunday, February 7, 2010, 2:13 AM | Leave Comment

New York Times online has an article written by Paul Krugman on Thursday, February 4. The title of the article is “Fiscal Scare Tactics.” The crust of the article is there is a huge difference of opinion between what you see and hear on TV from economics commentators and the many hard-core economists of the […]



How Do We Avoid Another Recession In The Future?

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 12:29 AM | Leave Comment

New York Times online has an article written by William D. Cohen on Thursday, February 4. The title of the article is “Mystery Men of the Financial Crisis.” The crust of the article is that we still don’t know what led the economy to the disaster that we encountered and so wholeheartedly accepted. The economists […]



Tax Changes In 2009 You Should Know Before You File

Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:03 AM | 3 Comments

For folks, who don’t do taxes themselves but get them done by professionals, I want to say this. Don’t be afraid to do them yourself. Each year, there are some changes in the tax code that you should know about before you file your taxes in the following year before April 15. Most of the […]



Foreclosure Does Not Necessarily Mean Zero Mortgage Balance

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 2:45 AM | 3 Comments

Media have reported millions of homes that have been foreclosed by banks the past year or so. That does not necessarily mean, after the foreclosure, the homeowners are off the hook from then on and the mortgage balance would automatically come down to zero. In cases where the bank auctioned off the home for less […]



Strategies To Protect Your Portfolio Against Inflation

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 5:16 AM | 2 Comments

Many experts suggest to not worry about inflation in the near future. But because certain events have recently taken place, there might be a chance of inflation creeping up in your financial life. The reason some experts give is two fold: 1) The rapid growth of the money supply from the U.S. Government into the […]



7 Tips To Enhance Your Career In The New Year

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 4:12 AM | Leave Comment

In this post we talk about enhancing your career. I very seldom make new-year resolutions whether they may be about losing weight, eating right, or exercising more. To fulfill these resolutions is as important as making them. The reason being that we must all remind ourselves what we have to do to better our life […]



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 […]