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Question of the Day – Where Do You Buy Your Clothes?

Friday, January 30th, 2009

I haven’t posted a question of the day in a while. Here’s today’s Question of the Day: Where do you buy your clothes? For me, almost everything I buy these days comes from Dillards. Most of what I buy at Dillards, I buy during the off season at reduced prices. I used to shop at […]

How An Option ARM Could Bite You in the Rear

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Today’s Wall Street Journal mentioned that Option ARMs are seeing rising defaults. It’s not hard to figure out how this could happen. According to the article, an Option ARM mortgage gave borrowers several options regarding their payment. They could pay only the interest portion of the loan, principal an interest, or a minimum payment that […]

STD Prevention in the Stimulus Bill?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The two sides of Capitol Hill appear to be engaging in a bidding war to see who can put more money toward the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases in its version of the economic stimulus bill. The House included $335 million in its package. But the Senate, not to be outdone, provided $400 million in […]

The Top Ten Best Companies to Work For

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I received Fortune’s “The 100 Best Companies to Work For” issue in yesterday’s mail. Here are the top ten (sorry no link to the article): 1. NetApp 2. Edward Jones 3. Boston Consulting Group 4. Google 5. Wegmans Food Markets 6. Cisco Systems 7. Genetech 8. Methodist Hospital System 9. Goldman Sachs 10. Nugget Market […]

John Thain: What Was He Thinking

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Okay, if my memory serves me correctly, John Thain was brought in to replace Stan O’Neal as Merrill Lynch’s CEO. This occured in late 2007. Thain was hired to clean up Merrill Lynch after they lost lots of money during the mortgage/credit crisis. So, what does Mr. Thain do after he becomes CEO? He decides […]

Thank You, Coca-Cola!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Last night I had to go to the grocery store for a few things. I went down the soft drink aisle to pick up a 12-pack of Coke (my FAVORITE soft drink). Kroger was selling 12-packs of Coke products for $4 each (and that was their “low price”). I looked at their 24-packs, which are […]

Ten For Tuesday (January 27, 2009)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Here is this week’s Ten For Tuesday. Enjoy. 1. Forecasters are predicting a historic drop in retail sales for 2009. 2. Democrats are trying to lower economic expectations. Look, I know the economy stinks. I just think it’s funny how they didn’t do this during the election. 3. The Finance Buff has a not-so-favorable review […]

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