Category Archives: Daily News

Using Credit Checks for Employee Screening – Slippery Slope

The Times and NPR have written recently about employers using credit checks as an additional means to screen potential new hires.  I’ve heard about these on rare occasion but it seems that a trend may be developing whereby one’s personal … Continue reading

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Bailing out the Big 3

I am sure others have noticed by now that the discussion about bailing out our Big 3 auto firms reliably ends up with GM being the focus of attention. I think there is something to be said about this. It … Continue reading

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Just pondering…

Just pondering here… my ability to articulate these thoughts in a clear and comprehensive way are lacking right now but bear with me – these are interesting things to consider.. Let’s talk about the current financial situation going on globally … Continue reading

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News that is not new????

I cannot help but notice the unending stream of repetitive news reports commenting about how housing prices are falling and sales are declining.  Every time I read one of these reports I find myself asking, “Who writes these things?  Are … Continue reading

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Interest Rate Cut… I don't see it coming

I seem to be the odd one out on this one but I’m sticking to my guns… interest rates can only go up.  This week should be a defining moment in this subprime mess… just as soon as the Fed … Continue reading

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Zero Sum Real Estate

Back in the late 90’s and early 2000 the rage was making a quick buck in the stock market. You could throw a dart at a moving stock ticker and still make money. Authors, talk show hosts, and other ‘experts’ … Continue reading

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What happened to "The Buck Stops Here"!!!!!!!

President Truman must be rolling in his grave.  We have become a society enthralled with the notion that responsibility lies…… way over there.  Burn yourself on HOT coffee at McDonalds?  Easy, just sue them for serving you hot coffee.  Suffer … Continue reading

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