Money and finance

All things money and finance. Blogs with the latest news, information and trends.

Government Sachs

It is almost redundant to post this story, but I suppose for “piling on” purposes there is a major story in Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi on ‚ÄúGovernment Sachs‚Äù. This goes to the larger thesis of the financial oligarchy that…
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Getting Revenge on a Bad Financial Advisor

A group of German investors is accused of kidnapping and torturing their financial advisor. The advisor, James Amburn, is alleged to have lost a fortune investing in Florida real estate. Police reports claim Amburn was beaten with a walker (aka…
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Steal From the Rich and Give to the Poor

According to IRS data, the bottom 50% of wage earners paid a total of 2.99% of all taxes, almost none. The top 50% paid 97%. With Obama’s new scheme to pay out cash to people who pay little or no…
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End of the Week Market Report

Despite all the bad data out this week – new and existing home sales, GDP, jobless claims – only one has given the Street a jolt: Durable goods. Orders for items meant to last a few years increased 1.8% from…
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Insiders Unloading Stocks

Executives at U.S. companies are taking advantage of the huge market rally to unload stock… Insiders at S&P 500 companies are dumping their shares at the fastest pace since June 2007 (two months before the credit markets froze) and have…
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The Fed said Economy not to Recover Soon

‚ÄúThe Fed is a little more downbeat than the market has been … that they’re emphasizing the weakness is a touch disappointing to me and to the markets,” said Jim Awad, managing director at Zephyr Management in New York. That‚Äôs…
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Do Not Stop Shopping, Change Where You Shop

Do not stop shopping, change where you are doing your shopping. Fernandina Beach, Yulee and Amelia Island are full of classy consignment shops. With the struggling economy these are businesses that are doing well. People looking for extra cash are…
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Reduce Your Utility Bills

We all want to know how we can operate our homes comfortably, yet still find ways to trim a few dollars from our utility bills. Utility bills are always rising, so you have to learn how to reduce your household consumption.

How to Save Money This Holiday Season

Celebrate the Holidays with Frugal Flair is an 80 page book loaded with delicious recipes, traditional stories and gift ideas to make your Holiday Season more memorable, meaningful and less expensive.

From Real Estate to The American Buffalo

By: Nick Deonas The US Mint is temporarily halting sales of its popular American Buffalo 24-karat gold coin because the Mint can’t keep up with soaring demand as investors seek the safety of gold amid economic turbulence. The reason for…
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No Back to School Tax Break

If you were waiting for the ten day sales tax holiday to shop for school and hurricane supplies, forget it. Florida lawmakers have chopped the popular event that saved consumers a whopping $41 million during the 2007 tax holiday. Almost…
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