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Positive Personal Financial Planning Strategies During A Down Economy

The Dow has been very volatile lately — cratering for a few weeks, but now making up for massive losses. The Feds are pumping more billions into failing big banks, and bailing out the notorious insurance company called AIG, the financial colossus known as Citi, as well as our greedy automakers. What is one to …

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Solving The U.S. Financial Crisis, One Financial Bailout At A Time

Thoughts On AIG’s Financial Bailout and Bonus Program AIG has been in the headlines recently because of their bonus brouhaha. I’ve read about how our taxes are funding AIG’s employee retention bonus program. AIG has received many billions in TARP bailout funds funded by our tax dollars, a portion of which will be used for …

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Measuring Your Net Worth, Spending Less During This Recession

It’s time for our weekly roundup! Here are some posts that caught my eye in the past week. Great Personal Finance Articles Think Your Way To Wealth discusses the prospects of freezing our expenses in this weakened economy. This is the best way to conserve our resources when times are tough. American Consumer News reminds …

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The Latest Rescue Package: Bailing Out Homeowners

This week, we’re seeing a lot of stuff being unveiled by President Obama’s administration, from the stimulus package details to a new mortgage bailout plan. That’s a lot of taxpayer money going out to pay for big rescue packages. I have been wondering what long-term effect this will have on all of us. Will this …

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Consumer Confidence Index: Any Signs Of Economic Recovery?

When will the consumer confidence index show us signs of an economic recovery? The generally negative news in the financial markets has a hidden silver lining, just as the buoyant and overoptimistic news of the stretch between 2002 and 2006 concealed the impending crash. It is not a matter of wishful thinking, but a view …

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No Job Layoffs! Best Companies That Avoid Corporate Downsizing

Wouldn’t you want to work at a company that avoids corporate downsizing, has no job layoffs and that highly values its employees? Well, believe it or not, such companies do exist! Got laid off? How about considering working at a company which values job security? Here’s a short list of such companies from Yahoo Finance. …

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