Here’s a change…Lowering Tuition Costs?

Whether you agree or not on if an actual college education is worthwhile, I’m sure everyone can agree on the fact that it is just too darn expensive. Well looks like were not alone, here are a couple of University’s that are actually reducing their tuition costs.  The real question is whether this is an […]

What did you spend last month?

If you read the news or listen to the doomsayers, it looks like the sky is falling.  But there is new data to suggest that consumers actually spent more than expected last month.  I don’t know about you, but we still have our hands tightly wrapped around our wallets. Did you spend more last month […]

‘R You ready for Black Friday? Toys ‘R Us is…

Toy’s ‘R Us has unveiled their Black Friday ads, gosh is it already that time again.  We all better get crackin. View the newest ads here, just make sure to do it without your kids in the room

Not So Fast Seattle – The Bust Is On It’s Way

Oh to all those who thought they sailed through the housing debacle relatively unscathed, it looks like the reaper is on his way. From 2007 to today, we have all heard the horror stories of towns like Las Vegas, Phoenix, and the whole of California being drawn down into the quagmire of foreclosure and falling […]

Experian To Begin Reporting Your Rent Payments

In a really nice win for us, Experian, has announced that it will begin reporting as a trade-line your rent payments.  This is a great opportunity to add additional positive information to your credit report and help you increase your credit score. Although, they have agreed to report this information, like all trade-lines, it is […]

Panning For Gold – The New Retirement Plan??

With the price of gold reaching nearly $1,400 an ounce, wouldn’t it be nice to find a little on your own? There seems to be a resurgence of panning for gold going on around the country as many retirees with depleted savings and a little too much time on their hands turn to Mother Nature […]

What’s In Your Light Socket?

Once again, consmers are taking matters into their own hands. In preparation for one more government intrusion into our lives, some consumers have sprung into action.  This time it’s the government’s new war on the good old incandescent light bulb.  As part of a 2007 law, next year will begin the phase out of the […]

Android Getting The Boot?

When Verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier, still didn't have the coveted iPhone the door was open and it appeared that Google had kicked it down.  The lack of an iPhone offering had Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and other users singing the praises of the next iPhone killer, Google's Android powered phone. In reality, Android is […]

Broke But Still Need To File Taxes? Get Free Help

It's that time of the year again, tax time.  Do you do it yourself, or do you get some professional help preparing your taxes? If you're broke, you would assume the answer would be a no-brainer, you have to do it yourself.  Fortunately, this year it looks like there are a variety of options for […]

The New Bread Line – Food Stamps

The images of the Great Depression are still ingrained in our minds.  The photos and accounts of tent cities, and lines around the corner of down on their luck Americans waiting for their rations of bread and soup.  And we all feel their pain. But what about today, we are still in the midst of […]