Monthly Archives: July 2009

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

If Ryan Seacrest can make $45 million, why oh why can't I?Headlines about Ryan Seacrest scoring a $45 million contract cause me to contemplate how to get rich and what it really means. ...

Credit Cards Hurt My Credit | Payday Loans Gave Balance

Credit cards wiped me outIt took a healthy dose of maturity before I recognized that I had to change my spending habits and curtail credit card use if I was going to get my credit...

Franchise Owners Face Parent Company Bankruptcy

Old Country Buffet filed for Chapter 11 in January 2008, but emerged with reduced debt in April 2009.When a parent brand files for bankruptcy, franchise owners are left holding the reins, sometimes for good. READ MORE ...

Grocery Store Madness Requires a Plan to Save

Everybody has to go to the grocery store once in a while, but not everyone approaches them with strategies for saving money. Here are a few of the things I...

The Secret Millionaire’s Club | Teaching Kids About Money

He wants to teach your kids about money. You should listen, too. (Photo: adpulp.com)What America needs now is a better way to educate its children about how to handle money. Warren Buffett and "The Secret Millionaire's Club" may be just what...

Cash For Clunkers Stimulus | Too Little For Too Few?

(Photos: Cargurus.com)President Obama's Cash for Clunkers stimulus program sounds great - up to $4,500 great - but will it be enough to help the disadvantaged get new cars to help...

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano and Rabbis Arrested

Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano (Photo: thehobokenjournal.blogspot.com)After only three weeks in office, Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano's been arrested due to his supposed participation in a money-laundering operation with rabbis...

Harvey Mudd College Graduates Make Bank!

T-shirtIf you want to stay in the west but make as much money as an Ivy Leaguer after college, Harvey Mudd College is your best choice. ...

Romaine Lettuce Recall | Salmonella Found in Wisconsin

romaineTanimura & Antle Inc. has recalled a batch of romaine lettuce after the Department of Agriculture found lettuce in Wisconsin contaminated with salmonella. ...

C Street House | Weeds Choking American Freedom (Pt. 2)

Huh! Im gonna be a disciple. Huh! (Photo: earthhopenetwork.net)Or is it the freedom to make bad decisions upon which to base governmental power? Whatever the case, C Street House and the politicians who follow it are not...

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

Government, hands off cheap loans and personal loans. Serving the people instead of The Family, for a change. The Totalitarianism of Christ doesn't equal a...

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

leaves1Congress is currently considering HR 3200, otherwise known as "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009." It's the health care bill we've seen coming...

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

The battle for gay rights in the U.S. still has a long journey, as the machinations of Republican senators like Jeff Sessions would appear to indicate...

Sessions Poisons Matthew Shepard Act Legislation (Pt. 1)

(Photo: Thatsmycongress.com)Sen. Jeff Sessions has taken it upon himself to ensure that the president won't sign the Matthew Shepard Act, which protects against anti-gay hate crimes...

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

I have to say, there are probably some very good, common-sense ideas in Beaver Phillips' book that will help men. However, you can do this and save money...

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

Is Beaver Phillips providing men a great public service with his book "Copy, Paste & Bang," or is he offering up common online dating info for a hefty price?

Contrave, a Naltrexone and Wellbutrin Combo, Tests Well

pillsStudies on Contrave, a new drug from Orexigen Theraputics, say the pill is effective, so if you're going to take diet pills anyway, this might be a good one...