Posts by Michael Koretzky
May 24, 2011 - These days Congress is talking about raising our debt ceiling to accommodate our 14 trillion dollar debt. But just how much is a trillion dollars? You'll be amazed at just what it could buy.
May 24, 2011 - In today's news: More tornadoes in the Midwest, gas prices are still slowly descending, Toyota doesn't listen to anyone, a nasty fight is brewing over consumer protection, and IBM bests Microsoft.
May 23, 2011 - In today's news: Raising the debt ceiling might not happen till the end of summer, states are cutting back unemployment benefits, small businesses are failing faster in some states than others, boating is riding a wave, and some tax refunds are delayed.
May 21, 2011 - Here are some interesting and amusing developments from the past week that aren’t exactly news, but might make you smile.
May 20, 2011 - In today's news: Playboy goes high-tech, jobless claims go down, hurricane predictions go up, bread and cereal prices may go up, and home sales are going nowhere.
May 19, 2011 - In today's news: Oil prices go up again but gas prices finally drop some, 401(k) rules may get stricter, the government wants your advice about mortgage paperwork, used car prices are revving up, and Android phones might have an awful flaw.
May 18, 2011 - In today's news: Commodity prices go splat, gas prices aren't dropping, economists are now pessimists about a recovery, a college diploma isn't opening doors these days, and restaurants are making you pay through the mouth.
May 17, 2011 - In today's news: A top Republican supports raising the debt ceiling, many Americans are spending less on their mortgages than ever before, the feds investigate Ford, female grads earn less than male grads, and lobbyists go to war over debit cards.
May 16, 2011 - In today's news: Gas prices are fueling inflation, Obama will push for more oil drilling, big banks are imposing big fees, Social Security and Medicare aren't so secure, and New York is sitting on a jackpot.
May 13, 2011 - In today's news: Mortgage rates fall to a new low, the Fed chief warns Congress about the federal debt, jobless claims are dropping, 401(k)s are rising, and Facebook and Google go to war.
May 12, 2011 - In today's news: The U.S. was "only" $40.5 billion in the red last month, March was the second straight month with more jobs, Chrysler is coming back strong, health care costs are still climbing, and the world is wasting a billion tons of food each year.
May 11, 2011 - In today's news: Home prices plummet in big cities, Sony gets more bad news after their recent hack attack, Microsoft buys Skype, banking via text message, and GM goes from bankrupt to hiring.
May 10, 2011 - When a natural disaster strikes, you think first about the lives of those closest to you. But a close second on your list should be securing your quality of life - and that means your finances.
May 10, 2011 - In today's news: Oil prices climb again, the public blames the oil companies, more homeowners are underwater, borrowing and lending are up, and Ford pickups might drop something important.
May 09, 2011 - In today's news: Oil prices plummet but gas prices don't, Honda will sell a car that runs on natural gas, jobs are finally coming back, Congress is spoiling for a fight over consumer protection, and oyster lovers may pay a lot more for their fix.