In June I hit the 17-year anniversary of working on my own. I’m a self employed consultant and a registered corporation, so I get tax breaks that some people don’t do. I’m also registered with the state of New York so I’m not considered a fly-by hobbyist making a few dollars on the side either.

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I’m like a lot of people; I started my business when my job was eliminated and decided I was tired of working for “the man”. I’d been thinking about it before the event happened so at least I was mentally prepared on that front. However, I quickly learned that instead of working for “the man”, you actually work for “the men and women”, whomever they may be, while still working for yourself.
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Americans are in a weird place as it concerns health care, especially the Affordable Care Act. One party’s trying to kill it for the nearly 30 million people that signed up for it last year. The other party wants to keep it and improve it, but might be fighting an uphill battle that depends a lot on what happens this coming November.

This isn’t a political discussion; it’s a financial discussion. One of the biggest issues for the ACA involves funding. This includes a tax on younger people who can opt out but still have to pay into it. Without this resource, it’s hard to fund the entire thing. Yet, young people, like everyone else, should have health insurance, no matter what, just as I’ve been saying for the longest time that they should have life insurance.
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Let’s face this fact; there are a lot of jobs that have been eliminated that just aren’t coming back. Nope, nada; it ain’t happening. Let’s face another fact; manufacturing in America is dwindling, and there’s not going to be a renaissance for that either.


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We can’t compete in this global marketplace with the rates that countries such as India and China are willing to accept. That, and not having to deal with unions, is going to kill large manufacturing in America; it pretty much has already. I don’t like that, but that’s just the way it is.
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The first car I bought was a new car, and for 19 years all I ever considered were brand new cars. There’s something pristine about a new car that I thought would be missing if I even considered a used car. Then came 2006, and the engine on my Dodge Intrepid blew up on the […]

I’ve belonged to a wholesale warehouse club store for nearly 20 years. Over that time, I’ve saved a lot of money, so I really can’t complain about much. With that said, I have to own up to having an epiphany that’s been long coming; you don’t always save money at these stores. Not only that, […]

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