Economy
The economy concerns everyone, whether they know it or not. From employment to prices, debt levels to wealth levels, there is very little in life that is not touched in some fashion by economics.   Credit, in particular, powers the modern economy. While those in the upper income brackets enjoy the cushion of savings and borrowing to increase wealth, those in the lower brackets must often resort to the only forms available to them, namely bad credit loans, pawn shops, payday loans and cash advance loans.   We cover matters of macroeconomics that concern all of us, and help us make better-informed decisions: Is it the right time to risk starting a business? Buying a house? Investing in the Markets?   Our economic experts can help you make those decision by providing a clear picture of where the economy as a whole – globally and locally – stand currently, and where it is likely to stand in the future.
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Paying Off Your Mortgage | The Real Costs (Pt. 1)

The costs of home For most people, the greatest monetary expense they will take on during their lifetime is that of buying a home. Despite the fact that mortgage costs are tremendous. From ubiquitous idiomatic expressions like “home is where the heart is” to classic exclamations the caliber of “He is happiest, be he king
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Great California Garage Sale to Raise Money for State

Schwarzenegger gets creative California’s budget crisis may seem like an overwhelming lost cause to some, but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting up a fight. His latest plan to get some emergency money to fight the state deficit is the Great California Garage Sale. The state is now using online resources including Craigslist and eBay to
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Who’s Winning the Clunker Derby?

The numbers are in According to a list compiled by the National Transportation Safety Administration, compact cars and hybrids are top sellers in the Cash for Clunkers trade-in program. The average combined city and highway fuel economy of the top ten cars ranges from 27 to 33 miles per gallon, depending on which versions people
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Cash For Clunkers Car List? There May Be No Program!

People want more than government can deliver Were you able to take advantage of Cash For Clunkers when it breezed through town? That’s what it seemed like: a breeze that came to call for but a moment. Once that moment was gone, the government put the entire thing on hold. Things like that happen when

UPDATE: House OKs $2 Billion More For Cash For Clunkers

Mo’ money, mo’ clunkers If you were worried like we were that Cash For Clunkers was suspended due to lack of funds, worry not. It’s halfway to being extended, thanks to a House vote that approved $2 billion more dollars for the program. Now the program might last… a couple more weeks! Because people are

Cash For Clunkers Suspended?

The money may have run out – ALREADY! America needs strong, decisive action from its government that will restore consumer faith in the economy. One of the vehicles President Obama had planned to use to help those of us who are hamstrung by the high cost of gasoline was the Cash For Clunkers program, also
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The Secret Millionaire’s Club | Teaching Kids About Money

Making money education fun What have we learned about the way people handle money lately? Loose and lazy seems to be the general rule in America, in that people don’t tend to plan as much for the future as they should and operate on instant gratification. Lack of impulse control is common. Yet the current