Corporate Taxes Less Than One-Third Of Individuals In 2008

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 2:01 PM | Leave Comment

I was surfing yesterday [Internet surfing is the most I do – too scared of water] and I came across a site “The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.” It has given an example of the 2008 federal budget in terms of spending and financing. Something caught my eye on the graph for financing the […]

Millions Of Households Cannot Qualify For Refinancing

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 12:39 AM | 4 Comments

Refinancing for millions of households is next to impossible for the best interest rates. Statistics show that half of the nation’s borrowers have mortgages with rates above 6 percent even though the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages has been about 5 percent for most of the past year, according to research firm First American […]

Put Wide-Ranging New Tax Provisions To Your Advantage

Friday, February 26, 2010, 7:23 AM | 5 Comments

By now, you should have received your W-2, 1099’s and all documents that will help you do your tax calculations and then filing. If you have, then it’s time to start tackling your taxes, at least the preliminary data entry, either using tax software or doing it manually with paper and pencil. For your convenience, […]

Making $350,000 Yearly Can Make You Millionaire

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 6:19 AM | Leave Comment

You can be a millionaire if you are making at least $350,000 a year. The years it will take you depend on how much you save and how much you spend. If you want to be one and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with your new peers, then spending less than you make is one way to do […]

Credit Card Issuers May Have New Traps Up Their Sleeves

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 6:32 AM | 1 Comment

The new credit card law, passed by Congress last year, is dubbed Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 and went into effect yesterday, February 22. Because of certain clauses, it has been reported in the media, the credit companies may lose billions of dollars a year in late fees and interest charges […]

Credit Crisis Over – Perhaps 2009 Stay Of Execution

Monday, February 22, 2010, 3:27 AM | Leave Comment

Let’s hope the credit crisis is over, done with for families as well as businesses, large and small. There are companies that are highly leveraged. That means they use debt to supplement investment in Research & Development and perhaps growth. Therefore, for those companies, the credit crisis is far from over. Some are in deep […]

Congress Is The Designer, IRS Is The Implementer

Friday, February 19, 2010, 2:59 AM | 1 Comment

Congress legislates, the rest of the country follows. As I understand it, that includes the executive as well as the judiciary branches of the government. Let’s not forget that. IRS is a small entity, but let’s face it, it has one of the biggest responsibilities of the many institutions this country has. The famous slogan […]

Is The Country Known As The U.S. Financially Governable?

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:25 AM | 1 Comment

The title for today’s post is part of a statement given by G. William Hoagland, who was a fiscal policy adviser to Senate Republican leaders and a witness to past bipartisan budget summits. “These days I wonder if this country is even governable.” On Feb. 15, 2010, Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana – son of […]

19 Steps To Screwing Up Your Career

Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 12:08 AM | 1 Comment

Sital Ruparelia has an article on his career management blog. The title of the article is 19 Steps To Screwing Up Your Career. That’s good and dandy. All steps he mentioned are good steps to avoid. However, I think he missed the biggest step to screw up your career and that is to keep working […]

6 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Career

Monday, February 15, 2010, 4:36 AM | Leave Comment

The unemployment rate is still quite high, around 10%. Some experts say it will take some time that the economy rebounds. That means jobless rate will be up in the 8% to 10% range in the foreseeable future. You have been out of work for a year or maybe longer now. How about if you […]