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  • Buying a New Car - What You Need to KnowSince I've worked in the car business (accounting - I'm no salesman) for well over 10 years - I figured it was time for me to write a post regarding the crazy subject of buying a car. I have to admit, even with working in the industry so long, e
  • Super Bowl Ads - as I saw them
    on Feb 2, 2009
    Well now that the Super Bowl is over and the Pittsburgh Steelers have won a record 6th Super Bowl, it's time for us football fans to sit back and enjoy the time off. August will be here before we know it.A site that I'm sure is quite popular tod
  • Super Bowl Sunday is here - and the ads cost what?
    on Feb 1, 2009 in commercials super bowl economy
    Believe it or not - the Super Bowl is already here - that means it is already February! Where did the time go?It is being reported that 30 second ad spots sold for $3 MILLION!! In this economy? It was reported by CNBC that NBC sold 69 ad spots for a...
  • Exxon Mobil - Another Record
    on Jan 30, 2009 in gas prices profit Exxon XOM
    Exxon Mobil (XOM, NYSE) has been setting records for quarterly profit quarter after quarter. This time, they have the dubious honor of setting the annual profit record with an astonishing $45.2 BILLION in net profit!!That, my friends, is ridiculous.
  • Job Security - Are you prepared?With the not so great news that keeps rolling our way, how secure do you currently feel with your continued employment?Please take a second and answer the poll "Is Your Job Secure" to the right.The Labor Department released new numbers today reg
  • Earn Higher Interest RatesGiven the current state of the econonmy and the terrible interest rates that are paid to those who save, there are options. I spend a considerable amount of time regularly scouring for higher interest rates wherever I can find them - savings accounts...
  • Tax Deadlines
    on Jan 27, 2009 in IRS taxes
    Important 2009 Upcoming Tax DatesFebruary 2, 2009You should have received all of your W-2, 1098 and 1099 forms. These forms are required to be postmarked by February 2, 2009. If you have employees, be sure you meet the deadline.February 15, 2009If y...
  • Citigroup - Are you serious?
    on Jan 27, 2009 in employment citigroup debt TARP
    News broke Monday regarding Citigroup and their intentions to take delivery of a $50 MILLION corporate jet - made in FRANCE nonetheless. This is the same Citigroup that just received $45 BILLION in TARP (Troubled Assets Relief Fund) money doled out b...
  • Coupons
    on Jan 26, 2009 in saving money coupons
    I wanted to make a quick post regarding coupons - specifically coupons that are available to online shoppers.I've used several of the sites below for all sorts of purchases from all kinds of stores. These sites are usually consumer driven with users.
  • 5 immediate steps you need to take to begin your financial freedomThis post will give everyone 5 simple steps that will provide a road map to your future financial independence. As simple as it may sound, you MUST have a plan to reach your goal - but before that, you have to know where you are - then develop a map...
  • Today is a new day
    on Jan 20, 2009 in president Obama change politics
    History is being made today - even as I write. Some people are claiming that Martin Luther King Jr's dream is being fulfilled today - and how poignant - the day after the holiday. Today, we see our new President - Barack Obama - being sworn in and.
  • Taxes - I know!
    on Jan 19, 2009 in taxes
    This is my second post today, but I did want to touch on the topic of taxes and actually give a quick testimonial regarding H&R Block's TaxCut software. You know - the one where "you have people". That really makes me laugh. I'
  • Buying a carToday is a slow news day related to business as the markets are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Happy MLK day to all. In today's post, I wanted to discuss the buying opportunites that are out there for car buyers considering the curre
  • Good Debt versus Bad DebtThis is a popular topic for me, as I appreciate a good conversation regarding the classification of debt in general. To some, any and all debt is bad. I, on the other hand, believe that there are two types of debt - both good and bad. Good debt is th...
  • Getting back to itHere it is, already 23 days since my very first post. Where does the time go? I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a safe New Year. Speaking of the New Year, did anyone make any resolutions? I made a couple and I'll share a few. First and foremo
  • Brand New
    on Dec 24, 2008 in education new life CPA accounting
    Well this is my first attempt at creating a blog. My plans for this blog include discussions on many, many topics including personal finances, business development and structure, life in general, home ownership, my attempt at finishing my basement -...