If Ryan Seacrest can make $45 million, why oh why can't I?

Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S. | Reality Check

How can I join the ranks of the rich? I have been struggling a lot with money lately; it has become a constant source of stress for me. The majority of Americans out there can probably sympathize with me. Most of us were stressed out about money long before the recession started making headlines. Still,
Credit cards wiped me out

Credit Cards Hurt My Credit | Payday Loans Gave Balance

Running From My Credit Card Nightmare I’ll be honest with you. My history with credit cards was nothing to write home about. In fact, it was downright scary. I’d been irresponsible. When I was young, I thought that money was easy to come by, as my parents seemed able to buy me most anything I
Old Country Buffet filed for Chapter 11 in January 2008, but emerged with reduced debt in April 2009.

Franchise Owners Face Parent Company Bankruptcy

Franchisees left companyless People say recession sparks innovation, creativity, responsibility, and all other sorts of optimistic-sounding things. It also causes failure, collapse, bankruptcy and all other sorts of apocalyptic-sounding things. It also causes complications, such as leaving franchise owners to figure out how to deal when their parent company goes bankrupt. Sometimes the parent company

Grocery Store Madness Requires a Plan to Save

Discover how a quick loan can help you at the grocery store! As costs skyrocket and salaries remain stuck on the launching pad, it becomes important to economize wherever we can. The same is true at the grocery store. With the following strategies in mind, you can knock significant money off your grocery bills each
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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
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Cash For Clunkers Stimulus | Too Little For Too Few?

Will your vehicle hit the $4,500 jackpot? In principle, it sounds great. People have the opportunity to trade in their older, less fuel-efficient cars for vouchers of up to $4,500. These vouchers are usable on new vehicles that are more fuel efficient than the “clunkers” being traded in. President Obama’s point here is at least
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Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano and Rabbis Arrested

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… A mayor and some rabbis walk into a bar. They launder lots of money on an international scale while they’re there, so they are arrested. That’s exactly what happened to Peter Cammarano and the rabbis arrested in a huge money laundering scheme that the New York Daily

Harvey Mudd College Graduates Make Bank!

Harvey Mudd College among the greats It should come as no surprise that graduates from Dartmouth and MIT end up in very high-paying careers. However, some people are surprised that fourth on the pay-scale list, right after Harvard, is a liberal arts university called Harvey Mudd College. The New York Times reports that the mid-career

Romaine Lettuce Recall | Salmonella Found in Wisconsin

Company issues quick romaine lettuce recall California company Tanimura & Antle Inc. has recalled a batch of romaine lettuce after the Department of Agriculture found lettuce in Wisconsin that was contaminated with salmonella. Agriculture industry news blog The Packer reports: The traceback was swift because of the Tanimura & Antle’s use of technology. … The
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C Street House | Weeds Choking American Freedom (Pt. 2)

C Street Band plays discordant music (Aka, we should have listened to Jefferson. CLICK HERE if you missed part one of this article) Morality? No time. The Family says I’m going to Argentina on taxpayer bucks. Ta ta! Yes, they reject the kind of morality that is the basis of a citizen’s trust in their

C Street House | Your Officials at Mischievous Work (Pt. 1)

In case you missed it, you should be worried Do you feel comfortable with your elected officials belonging to a secret society that “rejects morality as a secular construct of man?” Do you find it troubling that the same officials then take it upon themselves to “moralize” on the topic of why cheap loans and

HR 3200 | What is It, and How Will We Pay for It?

America’s Affordable Health Choices Act Congress is currently considering HR 3200, otherwise known as “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.” It’s the massive health care bill that we’ve seen coming for quite some time. OpenCongress.org provides a PDF that explains HR 3200 in detail as well as the following summary: America’s Affordable Health Choices

Matthew Shepard Act | What’s to Hate, Mr. Sessions? (Pt. 2)

But Jeff Sessions has problems with this (CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article) Michelle Garcia reports (See: http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid99652.asp) for Advocate.com that Sen. Sessions has attempted to attach three amendments to the Matthew Shepard Act that effectively “limit the extension of the federal hate-crimes law” that the Senate has passed. He even
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Sessions Poisons Matthew Shepard Act Legislation (Pt. 1)

The things that divide us Lots of things divide us in society. Many of them are manufactured or artificial. Money is one of these. While it is definitely true that some people have more money than others, it doesn’t mean that people in upper income brackets have a greater “human currency” than those who depend

Beaver Phillips | Profiting From Dating Fears of Men? (Pt. 2)

What do you want? (CLICK HERE if you missed the first part of this article) Whatever your opinions are of what Beaver Phillips espouses, one thing that can’t be denied: he has the confidence necessary in any good salesman. That doesn’t necessarily mean that what he’s selling is snake oil, however. While I have not

Is Beaver Phillips’ “Copy, Paste & Bang” Believable? (Pt. 1)

DIY title makes it sound too easy Everyone wants to meet that special someone. Sometimes, that someone is Mr. Right. Other times, that someone is Mr. Right Now. Substitute Ms. depending as suits your proclivities. Balancing your needs, desires and goals is the only true way for you to find out exactly what kind of

Contrave, a Naltrexone and Wellbutrin Combo, Tests Well

Orexigen Theraputics releases new drug I don’t approve of diet pills, in general. I don’t think they work, and they are usually unhealthy. Nonetheless, scientific studies on Contrave, a new drug from Orexigen Theraputics, say that the pill is effective, so if you’re going to take diet pills anyway, this might be a good one.