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What Financial Issues Do People Worry The Most About?

What Financial Issues Do People Worry The Most About?

Besieged by the rising cost of energy and food, many consumers are barely able to make ends meet.  Throw in the fact that for many consumers real wages have been stagnant for decades and you have the […]

Food Stamps For The Wealthy – Millionaires Meet Eligibility Requirements

Food Stamps For The Wealthy - Millionaires Meet Eligibility Requirements

Newt Gingrich started a food fight at the last Republican debate by calling Barrack Obama “The Food Stamp President” and suggesting that food stamps were creating dependence on the government.  Mr. Gingrich went on to say that […]

Obama Jobs Plan Bad Joke For Both Employed and Unemployed

Obama Jobs Plan Bad Joke For Both Employed and Unemployed

The long awaited and hugely hyped Obama “Jobs Solution Speech”, hastily crafted between rounds of golf on the Vineyard, is unlikely to help either the employed or  unemployed. Obama’s calls his new proposals the “American Jobs Act” […]

Census Bureau Report Portrays Destruction Of The American Dream

Census Bureau Report Portrays Destruction Of The American Dream

It Already Is A Depression For Many The latest report from the Census Bureau on income, poverty and health insurance coverage portrays a darkening economic picture for millions of Americans.  Incomes and living standards fell without regard […]

Extended Unemployment Benefits Make Little Sense

Extended Unemployment Benefits Make Little Sense

Do Extended Benefits Reduce Job Seeker’s Motivation? Excluding the depression of the 1930’s we are fast approaching a new official high in unemployment.  During the depths of the last worst recession of 1981, unemployment exceeded 10% vs […]

Obama – 40 more years!

Obama - 40 more years!

For all of those worried about tax increases, slow economic growth and rapidly expanding deficits, I have one word – relax.  Consider the following comments made by the President today. Obama Says Robust Growth Will Prevent Tax […]

Would Mortgage Rates At 3.625% Stimulate Home Purchases?

Would Mortgage Rates At 3.625% Stimulate Home Purchases?

The Limitation of Low Rates The Fed has done everything under its power to bring down mortgage rates and the best customer today can get a 30 year fixed rate mortgage at around 4.75%.  Despite the all […]

Why It Just Became More Difficult To Get An FHA Loan -Declining Markets

Why It Just Became More Difficult To Get An FHA Loan -Declining Markets

New Appraisal Guidelines Effective April 1, 2009 All FHA appraisals dated on or after April 1, 2009 must include a Market Conditions Addendum in order for the loan to be insured by the FHA.  There are also […]

Job Cuts And Pay Freezes – The Downward Spiral Continues

Companies by the thousands are announcing large layoffs to their labor forces and, in addition, cutting or freezing the pay of those who remain employed. AT&T Freezes Salaries of 120,000 Management Workers NEW YORK (Reuters) — AT&T […]