Paying For College Without Going Broke

Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 12:18 AM | 1 Comment

I just finished a great book Paying for college without going broke by Kal Chany. I find it the best financial aid guide on the market. This book is a must have for anyone who is preparing to apply for financial aid. The book Includes information on maximizing aid eligibility. Offers solid strategies for filling […]



Newly Budget-Minded Turn To Prepaid Phones

Sunday, December 21, 2008, 6:00 AM | 2 Comments

I read an article Newly Budget-Minded Turn to Prepaid Phones by ANDREW LAVALLEE on the Wall Street Journal website. The author gives examples of consumers who have switched from monthly bills to prepaid cell phones. The article gives pros and cons of the prepaid phones. It is, I guess, fine for one person. We are […]



Maximize FDIC Protection For Your Bank Account

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

As we all know, in this lousy market, we have to protect our bank accounts. This year, 2008, is the 75th anniversary of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, better know as FDIC. Recent changes in FDIC insurance limits temporarily raised protection, unless Congress makes it permanent, from the familiar $100,000 level to $250,000 per qualified […]



Bernanke Reduced Inflation Threat By Cutting Rates

Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 4:03 PM | 1 Comment

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke cited weakness in economy and reduced inflation threat as justification for cutting rates to a record low range of 0% to 0.25%. In its latest effort to try and stimulate the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate to a range of between zero percent and 0.25%. […]



Wells Fargo Bank Offers New Tools To Overcome Debt

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 12:02 AM | 1 Comment

One of the nation’s most stable and largest banks, Wells Fargo, has unveiled a new tool kit for customers to help them get out of debt while they are still living. The bank has rolled-out three types of tools for customers: Debt Pay Down Solution, Cash Back Cards, and Smarter Credit. Debt Pay Down Solution […]



Credit Unions To Help In Car Buying

Saturday, December 13, 2008, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

In a move designed to win new borrowers while aiding Detroit’s beleaguered auto makers, a group of 1,300 credit unions in the nation’s Midwest have pledged to extend $10 billion in auto loans – enough for about 400,000 new cars and trucks. Members of credit unions are located in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana […]



Bernie Madoff Seems To Think Everything Is Up For Grabs

Friday, December 12, 2008, 8:41 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, 6:00 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, 2:33 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, 12:47 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 […]