Category Archives: Money

Let Post Offices Replace Payday Lenders

Vote for this idea by signing this petition. A few days ago, a diary was posted explaining that the US Inspector General had recently endorsed the idea of the United States Post Office offering simple banking services in addition to … Continue reading

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Top Ten Home Improvements

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” ~ Gaston Bachelard Customizing your home is a … Continue reading

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Baby You’re a Rich Man

“The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you’re rich.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke The Wall Street Journal provides this fascinating look … Continue reading

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Kids are Shopping Online

“Shopping tip:  You can get shoes for 85 cents at the bowling alley.”  ~ Anon How do we introduce younger consumers to online retail? With limited research, I can say with 0% certainty that nothing comprehensive exists to teach young … Continue reading

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United States Tax Lies and Distortions?

“I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes “The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third … Continue reading

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Telecommuting in 2011 ~ a Brave New World

Here is an interesting study from this Microsoft Presspass article: Remote Working Now a “Business Imperative” This chart demonstrates both the progress we’ve made in making it easier to work from home and where we are just not quite there … Continue reading

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Where did the money go ~ the family budget in 2009

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