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Am I the Only One Who Pays My Taxes?

Am I the Only One Who Pays My Taxes?

I feel like a real schmuck. The sad fact is that the reason I feel like an idiot is because I’m honest. On the day I’m writing this, February 2nd, I’m gathering up all my tax stuff to send to the lady who has done our taxes for years. While I’m looking through all [Read More]

GM Vice Chairman Calls for Higher Gas Prices

GM Vice Chairman Calls for Higher Gas Prices

No, your eyes do not deceive you! And yes, I agree – Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman of General Motors, is probably the last person you’d expect to be calling for higher gas prices. Especially given the state of the economy, and the knock-on effect it’s had on the [Read More]

Bad Economy Woes

Bad Economy Woes

Everyone is feeling the impact of this struggling (in some cases downward spiraling ) economy. It is hitting us in the pocket book, and we are having to change our way of life and cutting back to make things work. That alone sucks. However, I was dreading the day where the [Read More]

Economic Crisis May Be Good for Something

Economic Crisis May Be Good for Something

Over the summer, back when everyone was more concerned with the price of gas than the government deficit or the economic health of our country, I stood behind a woman at a cashier cage at a Wal-Mart gas station. The thing I found remarkable was that, while the lady was [Read More]

Knowing About Your Money

Knowing About Your Money

I’ll never claim to be an economy expert. However, my not so bright cockatiel could tell you we are amid a financial crisis, and that we have been slowly circling the drain for some time now. As we are inundated with rhetoric about the bail out and golden parachutes, it [Read More]

A Layman’s Questions About the US Economy

A Layman’s Questions About the US Economy

Every day, I’m reading of stock market losses. 200-500 point losses each day. This cannot be good. And yet, I must admit I don’t understand the how and why of it all. And I don’t really have time to do the research necessary to grasp it well. Before you [Read More]

$700 Billion Bailout: Pro and Con Open Thread

$700 Billion Bailout: Pro and Con Open Thread

Okay, it needs to be discussed, but I am far from the economic expert. The House of Representatives will vote today on the revised version of the proposed $700 billion bailout. At best, I can discuss this from a theoretical / logical perspective, and then I’ll leave [Read More]

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