Talk about timing. I started this blog in December 2008, just after Barack Obama had been elected president but before he took office. Since this is a finance blog and I was tracking things at that time, I can easily go back through the archives to see what was going on back then and compare […]

The latest jobs report shows that unemployment dropped from 9.9% to 9.7%. Normally looking at a figure like that would be a good thing, but this time around, there’s proof that figures sometimes don’t tell the whole truth. It seems that the reason unemployment dropped is because the federal government hired more than 400,000 employees […]

In a recent AP-GfK poll that pretty much got a “duh” response from me, it was reported that 82% of al Americans feel that 2010 will be a better year for their families than 2009, and 72% are optimistic for a good year for the country. That’s pretty strange since almost 67% of people believe […]

I’ve decided to pause for a bit on the budgeting posts. The statistics seem to indicate that almost no one is reading them, and they take a lot of work, so maybe I’ll save the rest of this series until there’s more readers of this blog. In the meantime, I’m going to use this bit […]

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