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Survey Says: Now is the Time to Talk to Teens About the Economy

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

This is a guest post by John M. Box, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Education, JA Worldwide. I meant to post this last week while I was on vacation but never got to it. Anyway, I think Junior Achievement is an important program so I’m happy to help them spread the word. In our current […]

Larry Winget: ‘The Secret’ is a Total Load of Crap!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Once again, Larry hits the nail on the head with his latest blog post, ‘The Secret’ is a Total Load of Crap. In case you’re not familiar, ‘The Secret’ is a book that gained lots of attention when it was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. I watched part of one of the shows when […]

I Feel Special…I Got a Black Card Invitation

Monday, May 18th, 2009

In today’s mail came a Visa Black Card invitation. I feel so special! (Please note the sarcasm in that statement.) Here is what the letter said: Dear Mr. JLP, It is my pleasure to invite you to apply for the exclusive Black Card. Limited to only 1% of the U.S. residents, Black Card members are […]

Thoughts on Foreclosure Auctions

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I read the following article in today’s Houston Chronicle: First-Timers, Pros Vie For Foreclosures A reader named, NavyPop, left the following comment on that article: I personally could not bring myself to profit off someone else misery. Nor would I feel comfortable providing that example to my wife and children. The church took it as […]

GMAC Bank is Now Ally Bank

Friday, May 15th, 2009

I just got the following email regarding my GMAC Bank account: GMAC Bank is now Ally Bank. Dear JLP, We told you that you’d be among the first to know about the changes coming to GMAC Bank. We’re excited to fulfill that promise today with the news that GMAC Bank is now Ally Bank. We’ve […]

A List of the Chrysler Dealerships That Are Closing

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

In case you are interested, you can download the list of the 789 Chrysler dealerships that are closing. I found this list on WallStreetJournal.com. Texas is losing 50 dealerships! Some of them seem like pretty big names.

Our Brains on “Deals” and Other Stuff

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I have had a plumbing problem for over a year now. I have a pipe that’s leaking. I called a plumber to come out last year to fix the problem and found out through him that the problem was going to require tunneling under my slab foundation. I got a quote to do that job […]

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