R.I.P. Senator Edward Kennedy

Aug 26, 09 R.I.P. Senator Edward Kennedy

Posted by in News

Welcome to the number one recession survival blog! Sign up for our RSS feed and follow us on Twitter to get the most out of the information provided here. Thanks for joining us! Tweet STR wishes to mark the passing of one of the most illustrious senators in American...

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Smart Investments Are Key To Recession Survival

Aug 26, 09 Smart Investments Are Key To Recession Survival

Posted by in Family Matters, Investing

Tweet The recent gains in the stock market have made big headlines lately.  Despite the excesses of Wall Street, the stock market has been a wealth creator for many average Americans.  Unfortunately, in the last few years, the market was clouded by irrational exuberance...

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Was Cash For Clunkers Good For The Economy?

Tweet Cash For Clunkers was a federal program that subsidized car down-payments for qualified citizens.  In order to qualify, your old car must fall below certain emission standards; and you must agree to purchase a new, greener model.  Customers receive vouchers worth...

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Credit Card Act of 2009

Tweet Last year, Congress passed a significant piece of legislation.  The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009 is the first bill in many years that provides substantive new protections for consumers.  Gouged for years by a greedy and...

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Surviving The Recession Together

Aug 25, 09 Surviving The Recession Together

Posted by in Family Matters, Soul-Survival

Tweet Surviving the recession is hard.  The statistics often obscure the human toll that massive job losses, bankruptcies, and loss of wealth has taken on very real people.  While many view these struggles as challenges to be overcome, too many succumb to the despair. The...

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Personalize Your Finances

Aug 24, 09 Personalize Your Finances

Posted by in Budgeting, Investing, Saving

Tweet There is an age-old debate about what should be the greater priority, saving money or using it to pay down debt.  Saving, including creating a three-month emergence fund, funding 401ks, IRAs, or traditional savings accounts, will help you prepare for the future and...

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