Understand And Beware Of Refund Anticipation Loans – RAL

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:00 AM | 2 Comments

Many of us have already received tax refund – big and small. Some who are in dire need of the refund money now than wait for something like two weeks are increasingly taking advantage of Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs). These loans have extremely short duration and last for as little as when you actually receive […]



Tips From Xerox New CEO Ursula M. Burns To Employees

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 6:05 AM | 2 Comments

Ursula M. Burns, who became the new CEO of the 130,000 employees Xerox company in July 2009, have a few words to rank and file as well as managers at all levels. She is the first African-American woman to head a major corporation. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman – Ms. […]



Brisk Home Sales May Be A Result Of Brisk Foreclosures

Monday, March 22, 2010, 5:45 AM | Leave Comment

In numerous parts of the country, many more mortgage foreclosures have come to see the light of the day, or perhaps the darkness of the night. That has created a market for buyers who can afford to buy the dwellings at a reduced – in some cases, much reduced – price. In the opinion of […]



New Tools For Financial Planning Advice Are Available Now!

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 4:17 AM | Leave Comment

I examined a couple of websites that are live for more than 3 years now in the landscape of the Internet. These online sites give you tools to help in planning your personal finances in the form of advice. One is HelloWallet and the other LifePlan that was a part of Smart Money which in […]



2010 Individual Tax Return Checklist And Review

Friday, March 19, 2010, 1:11 PM | 3 Comments

Small Business Tax Review – The tax and management guidance to small and medium sized businesses – like previous years have done a super job this year as well for individual taxpayers convenience. Among other things, they have developed a checklist you can use if you are preparing your own return, reviewing your return, etc. […]



Poor, Orphans, Destitute – The New POD Group

Friday, March 19, 2010, 12:16 AM | 4 Comments

A new group of the Poor, the Orphans, the Destitute (POD) have been created during the last few years. They are the good, decent folks who have lost jobs, foreclosed on their homes, declared bankruptcy and have lost their entire livelihood. They have become financial Orphans of the American society. A new landscape of websites […]



Donna Simpson Is Determined To Reach The 1000 lb. Mark

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 3:32 PM | 6 Comments

In the age of the current euphoria to get the thinnest possible – some have died in the process to become one, here comes a New Jersey female of 42 years to reach and cross the 1000lb. mark. She goes by the name Donna Simpson. At present, she weighs more than 590lbs. She is determined […]



11 Free But Great Plugins To Use On Your WordPress Blog

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 12:55 AM | 6 Comments

Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. Below is a list of WordPress Plugins that you can use to enhance your WP blogging. They are absolutely free to download and install. Sometimes one person’s junk is another person’s treasure and in this case, that old cliche has never held more true. […]



You Can’t Always Follow What The New Credit Card Laws Permit

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 7:18 AM | Leave Comment

We have all heard and read stories about the new credit card laws – Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure – frequently know as CARD – Act. Let the credit experts point out the good, the bad and the ugly in the legislation that went into effect on February 22, 2010. Smart Money on its […]



Breakdown Of How Our Federal Tax Dollars Are Spent

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 12:29 AM | 2 Comments

If you think nothing, you are right. Who knows where our federal tax dollars go? The federal government collects taxes in order to finance various public services. “I don’t see no money being spent in my neighborhood.” Well, you might not see it, but it is being spent on something. That may be apparent to […]