Proposed Financial Reforms Lack Teeth

Sep 16, 09 Proposed Financial Reforms Lack Teeth

Posted by in News, Recession Opinions

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 After President Obama made his passionate and forceful speech about the need for more...

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Low Wage Workers Are Consistently Mistreated

Sep 16, 09 Low Wage Workers Are Consistently Mistreated

Posted by in News, Recession Opinions, Saving

Tweet Any one that has ever worked in a low-wage industry probably knows someone that has been cheated by an employer.  You or someone you know may not have received overtime pay. Maybe you were forced to work extra hours against your will.  You might have even had tips...

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Remain Vigilant, Stay Informed

Sep 13, 09 Remain Vigilant, Stay Informed

Posted by in Recession Opinions

Tweet Newspapers are one of the most important transmitters of information in a free society.  Although their importance has diminished in the minds of many consumers, newspapers are one of the last bastions of reliable, unbiased journalism and thoughtful opinion.  There...

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Should You Buy A Foreclosed Home? (Repost)

Tweet Update This post was originally published on January 25, 2009.  Since then, many analysts believe that the housing market has nearly bottomed out in many markets.  Granted, buying a foreclosed home is not as easy as it sounds, primarily because there can be a lot...

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Et tu, Brute?

Sep 10, 09 Et tu, Brute?

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Tweet Slate writer Darshak Sanghavi wrote a fascinating article about how healthcare prices are set.  I have often wondered how doctors determine the value of a particular service.  Unfortunately, it is even more arbitrary than I initially believed. William Hsiao, a...

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President Obama Hits A Homerun…Now What?

Tweet President Obama just gave a wonderful speech.  It had beautiful rhetorical flourishes and strong, forceful passages.  Many STR regulars know that I have been critical of Mr. Obama and have championed the need for a strong public option.  While Mr. Obama did not go...

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