Yearly Archives: 2011

Debt Management Companies in the UK

The market for debt management companies in the UK can seem confusing to the layman and the expert alike. When the Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol prepared a report on the situation in 1999, they identified 40 companies as offering fee-charged debt management solutions. In a second report, published a decadeContinue Reading

Musings of a Work at Home Mom

This is a Guest Post Written By The Wife.  The Wife also writes at After The Alter I have always loved working from home. Although sometimes challenging, working from home has allowed me many luxuries that people who work outside of the home don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes miss the camaraderieContinue Reading

What is the S&P 500? Who are the Members Today? Who Were the Original Members of the S&P?

Growing up my parents almost exclusively listened to boring A.M. news stations in the car and I can distinctly remember hearing every 11 minutes (1010-wins for anyone from NY?) that the S&P was up or down a certain percentage.  While I almost can’t help but run into this number daily I don’t think there areContinue Reading

Would You Take this Eight Figure Deal? Would You Offer it?

While I like to attend the rare baseball game, and despite having a lot of die hard Met, Red Sox and Yankee fans in my life I am not by any means a “baseball fan.”  Notwithstanding, I couldn’t ignore this amazing story that has grabbed the attention of the New York Baseball market. The yearContinue Reading

How To Protect Yourself Against Potential Tax Scams

In times past, scam artists and masters of fraud generally operated in person or by paper mail. In today’s hi-tech world, however, scam artists have become much more sophisticated. Identity theft, Nigerian scams, and a host of other fraudulent activities are, unfortunately, quite common on the web. Another area that fraudsters love attempting to bilkContinue Reading

Take Personal Responsibility for Your Retirement it is Your Problem

I am not sure where I fall on the issue of egregious CEO compensation, but there is never a shortage of people attacking CEOs for making too much money.  Like a lot of things in life, the issue itself doesn’t excite me as much as trying to understand the extremes on both sides.  So IContinue Reading