Life or Debt: The Money Talks Blog
Posted on 14. Apr, 2009 by Money Talks News.
Apr 14 - April 15th is just one day away, so if you're feeling the pinch, here's a little relief: Free food! Several restaurant chains across the country have announced they will be offering free food or other discounts to diners as part of our national "Tax Day Holiday".
Posted on 06. Jan, 2009 by Money Talks News.
Jan 06 - Despite the fact that most of the big Wall Street banks are only surviving courtesy of tax-payer handouts, the people who drove these businesses over a cliff, and had a hand in driving down the value of your home, are still raking in the big bucks.
Posted on 07. Oct, 2008 by Money Talks News.
Oct 07 - Stacy, You keep educating people on how to check to see if their banks are FDIC-insured but make no mention of how little money and assets the FDIC actually has… They have less than 2% in assets to cover the accounts they are supposedly insuring. 2%. That’s insane. The FDIC isn’t insurance at all. It’s [...]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2008 by Money Talks News.
Sep 18 - There have been many books written on retirement investing and there will be many more. But I really don’t understand why a distinction is so often made regarding investing for your golden years, because basically all the investing you’re ever doing is for retirement. In other words, the whole point of investing is to make [...]
Posted on 22. Aug, 2008 by Money Talks News.
Aug 22 - If you love to own the latest technology (or live with someone who does), chances are you have a stash of tech trash… old iPods, cell phone chargers, or maybe even a broken laptop infesting your closets. But before you throw your tech toys in the trash, why not see if you can get some [...]
Posted on 12. Aug, 2008 by Money Talks News.
Aug 12 - Over the years a few brave souls have actually tried to tackle our tax laws for the express purpose of making them simpler and therefore fairer. Back in 1998 I did TV news stories about a couple of proposals then on the drawing board. The first was a proposal for a flat tax, proposed by [...]
Posted on 02. Aug, 2008 by Money Talks News.
Aug 02 - As the 21st century dawned the world was aglow over the Internet. The Internet was going to make the invention of things like TV, radio and personal computers pale in comparison. This technology, like the Industrial Revolution, marked a quantum leap in human productivity. It would forever connect businesses with suppliers and us with everyone [...]
Posted on 24. Jul, 2008 by Money Talks News.
Jul 24 - Hey, let’s go for a ride! Where do you want to go? Nowhere? Ok, we’ll just drive around aimlessly and hope we accidentally end up somewhere interesting. Hop in! That’s the way most people plan their financial life. They may have a vague idea of where they want to go, but they’re not really sure [...]
Posted on 02. Jun, 2008 by Money Talks News.
Jun 02 - If you’ve ever been through any type of financial planning, youíve probably heard all about, and been duly frightened by, inflation. The word inflation refers to the gradual erosion of the purchasing power of money due to rising prices over time. In other words, your money is worth less because stuff costs more. While it [...]