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Financial Tidbits 03/05/2013

 Forbes released its annual list of billionaires worldwide and the top 5 in order are: Carlos Slim ($73B); Bill Gates ($67B); Amancio Ortega ($57B); Warren Buffet ($53.5B) and Larry Ellison ($43B). The Labor Department reports people earning in the top

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Posted in Business, Consumer, Credit, credit card, Customers, Debt, Driven, Economy, Education, Finances, Google, Loan, Money, Wall Street Journal

Interesting Tidbits for October 23rd 2012

The average price for Gasoline (all types) in 2002 was $1.44. The average price in 2012 (all Types) is $3.73, for a percent increase of 158%. The average price for Coffee (per pound) in 2002 wa s $2.92. The average

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Posted in Coffee, Consumer, Credit, Debt, Deleveraging, Gasoline, Homeownership, Inflation, Small Business

Interesting Tidbits October 2nd, 2012

A link to web article about one of the best business books I’ve read in years. http://www.businessinsider.com/jack-dorsey-square-red-book-2012-10 Home prices nationally have risen at about an 8% seasonally adjusted annual rate over the past 6 months. That looks likely to continue,

Posted in Advice, Auto Loans, Business, Cash Flow, Checklist Manifesto, Consumer, Economy, Home Prices, Money, Mortgage Rates, Real Estate, Shopping

Interesting Tidbits – September 13, 2012

76% of consumers now have debit cards and the average active consumer debit cardholder spent $8,326 on their card in 2011, up from $7,781 in 2010. 40% of adult Americans have no life insurance whatsoever. Yet, 86% of those surveyed

Posted in Consumer, Debit Card, Economy, Insurance, Real Estate, Shopping

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