TAX REBATES ARE COMING!

While Congress still hasn’t passed the proposed $150 billion economic stimulus package that promises tax rebate checks for the majority of Americans, you might be wondering how much you’ll qualify for under the proposed terms of the plan. Well, wonder no more… Just plug the appropriate numbers into the calculator below and you’ll know where [...]

By |2020-12-11T09:53:27+00:00May 31st, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

SAVING MONEY FOR COLLEGE

One day you will wake up and your children will be ‘grown’ and heading off to school. Have you thought about how you will finance their education? If you haven’t heard already, the cost of a decent education is continually rising above and beyond what ordinary people can afford. If you have more than one [...]

By |2020-12-11T09:53:42+00:00May 31st, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

NEW YEARS GOALS

Another Christmas has come and gone.  You promised yourself this year, you were going to stay within your budget.  You weren’t going to use your charge cards to purchase gifts and you were not going overboard.  But the sales were too good to be true and things you just had to have, now sit in [...]

By |2020-12-11T09:53:57+00:00May 31st, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

SAVINGS & EMERGENCY CASH

At the beginning of the year, we committed to having things be different in our lives for 2006.  This is the year we will get our financial house in order.  We have taken the blinders off and finally, we know where our money has been going in the past.  Were you surprised that you spent [...]

By |2020-12-11T09:54:12+00:00May 31st, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

THE UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE: THE ULTIMATE CATCH-22 AND HOW TO AVOID IT

As you walk around the corner you see the sign:  (fill in the blank) University Bookstore.  It’s filled with freshmans, sophomores, juniors and seniors, all searching for the books that match their professors’ names.  The store is usually a two-color pattern: purple and white, green and gold, take your pick.  These colors represent the fine [...]

By |2020-12-11T09:54:24+00:00May 31st, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

ARE YOU FINANCIALLY COMPATIBLE ENOUGH TO MARRY?

Women, in addition to spending hours poring over encyclopedic bridal magazines, I wish you would spend that same amount of time with your future spouse talking over these important points before you decide if you two should get married at all. In twenty years, the veil you selected will not come up in a fight [...]

By |2020-12-09T08:10:31+00:00May 29th, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY (IF I AM RICH)

Remember back in the day when you used to take a flight and they would serve you a meal?  Roughly 30 minutes into the flight, a very nice stewardess (before they were called flight attendants) would politely ask you what you would like to eat and you would anticipate your “airline meal”, even though people [...]

By |2014-05-29T12:47:50+00:00May 29th, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

TAX REBATES, ECONOMIC STIMULUS AND YOU

The current buzz about the upcoming stimulus plan and the state of the US economy has a lot of people talking.  When the Bush administration and Congress alerted the public that families and individuals would be getting checks ranging from $600 to $1,800, people were excited.  And, I have to admit; I was even starting [...]

By |2020-12-09T08:11:02+00:00May 29th, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

IS COLLEGE WORTH THE COST

{popin}My younger brother let me listen a few tracks of an album by popular hip-hop artist, Kanye West one day when I was in his car. On the few tracks I listened to, Kanye was basically poking fun of the fact that a growing number of college graduates emerge with nothing more than a retail [...]

By |2020-12-09T08:11:26+00:00May 29th, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments

THE LIQUIDITY CRISIS OF 2008: WHAT BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD DO NOW

Most of you have been watching politicians shuck and jive in predictable ways to try and manage the even more predictable liquidity crisis that has terrorized our financial markets.  As a supporter of Senator Barack Obama, I am hopeful that this will serve as the final signal to America that a Harvard graduate with extensive [...]

By |2020-12-09T08:11:54+00:00May 29th, 2014|personal-savings|0 Comments
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