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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 01/21/2013

  The Federal income tax began 100 years ago this year (1861), when Abraham Lincoln needed money for the Civil War. This first tax of 3% lasted until 1866 when it was repealed by Congress. Then, in 1894, Congress tried

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Posted in Employees, Insurance, Money, Tax Returns, Taxes

Financial Tidbits for Wednesday January 16, 2013

American Institute of CPAs: the average allowance paid to kids of all ages is about $15 per week; 61% of parents pay an allowance and about 50% begin to do so when their child hits age 8. Good grades were

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Posted in allowance, Children, Credit, FDIC, FICO, Internet Banking, Kids, Money, Small Business, SMB, Travel

Interesting Tidbits for 01/11/2013

Allianz Life: people aren’t very good at saving money. It found 30% say they aren’t saving any money at all, while 24% are saving some, but not as much as they could. The survey also found plenty of other weaknesses,

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Posted in Jobs, Money, Small Business, SMB

Interesting Tidbits – December 3rd 2012

A Staples (That Was Easy) survey finds 80% of workers come in even though they know they are sick (up 20% over last year). Further, 65% of those who stay home return to work even though they are still contagious.

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Posted in Bank, Employees, Money, Small Business

Make Saving Money Easier – Aim For The Target

To say you are going to save every last penny for the house of your dreams might seem like a daunting task. A more realistic goal is saving for a healthy down payment. Then there is saving for a car,

Posted in Finances, Goal Setting, Money

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

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