The Credit Crisis Visualized 1

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. Well-produced and well-explained.

My Chat with a Nigerian Scammer 3

I was awoken this morning not by my alarm clock or iPhone, but rather by my lovely wife. She said I needed to come downstairs and check out this “Nigerian Spammer.” Ummm… OK, honey, you’re waking me up to read a spam e-mail?! No, this was a live person IMing me, asking for $2,000 immediately. ...

7 Ways To Spend Your Economic Stimulus Payment 6

Beginning this week, the IRS will begin distributing Economic Stimulus Payments (or “tax rebates”) to 130 million households. If you made more than $3,000 & filed your taxes last year, you’re getting one. Single people can expect $600. Married folk: $1200 + $300 per child. That’s a significant chunk of change. “So what do I ...

Fed Cuts Rates 3/4 Point In One Day

That day being today. It’s the largest single move “in recent memory”. Read More ยป It seems like this is a bold stroke to fend off recession, but I think it can only serve to do just that — fend it off. It’s still coming, perhaps towards the end of Q2 ’08, but The Fed ...

Control Your Finances In 2008

Get Rich Slowly offers a mostly-common-sense-but-still-informative article for making the most of your money in the new year. Of the tips offered, I would emphasize maxing out your Retirement Savings now. As in right now. As in a tomorrow morning trip to HR. The sooner you start saving, the exponential advantage you’ll have in creating ...