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Financial Tidbits 04/02/2013

The IRS reports it has processed 77.1mm tax returns through Mar. 22 vs. 82mm for the same period last year. The average refund is $2,827 this year vs. $2,860 last year. Bloomberg reports US bank credit card delinquencies have fallen

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Posted in Debt, Economy, Money, Real Estate, Small Business, Tax Returns, Taxes

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

Financial Tidbits 02/27/2013

Zillow reports the percentage of homeowners with negative equity (owe more on their homes than the home is worth) fell to 27.5% as of the end of 2012 vs. 31.1% at the end of the prior year (nearly 12% better).

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Posted in Bank, Business, Economy, FDIC, Homeownership, Interest Rates, Lending, Money, Real Estate, Recession, Uncategorized

Financial Tidbits 02/14/2013

          Pew Research: the percentage of people who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number who read printed books in the previous 12 months fell.

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Posted in Business, Business Plan, Competition, e-book, Economy, Facebook, Marketing, Opportunity, Social Media

Financial Tidbits 02/06/2013

Salary.com: found 64% of people surveyed said they waste time every day by visiting non-work related websites during work hours. A full 39% said they spent 1 hour per week or less on personal tasks at work, while at the

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Posted in Debt, Economy, Employees, Facebook, FICO, Goal, Goal Setting, Google, Loan, Motivation, Self-Discipline, Time, Twitter

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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