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Free Credit Reports Now Available From the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has set up a new website (www.AnnualCreditReport.com) ... ) or by mail by writing to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281 ... report bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian). The FTC site was set up as part of the Fair [more...]

Date: 2008-11-04 19:30:27

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He Doesn’t Know When to Fold ‘Em

He Doesn’t Know When to Fold ‘Em If this CREW complaint is right, we can credit Johnny for being consistent about one thing, at least; ... . Federal law and Senate rules require all income to be reported on annual financial disclosure reports ... , are gifts that must be reported as income. Knowingly filing a false report is a crime punishable [more...]

Date: 2008-10-10 15:02:48

The deregulation and free markets myth

Walter E. Williams destroys the liberal's claim that deregulation and free markets caused the financial meltdown: News media people, ... Times article, "Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending" (Sept. 30, 1999), reported, "Fannie ... Report (November/December 2008). The Federal Register, which lists new regulations, annually [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:28:18

Kentucky Homeland Security Required to Credit Some God

Image via WikipediaJust when you think you've heard it all, ... now? The department's 2008 annual report did not credit his god."This is recognition that government alone cannot ... in passing a law requiring a federally-funded agency to credit his god with protecting the people [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 11:19:03

Saturday quick hits

Murdoch despises O'Reilly I guess we know what he is, and now he is just negotiating the price? ... establish a requirement that the federally funded agency credit God with keeping the state safe, is upset that under Gov. Steve Beshear, the department's 2008 annual report did not do so. "We certainly [more...]

Date: 2008-11-29 20:37:39

Fed?s Bullard: Regional Feds Active in Discount Window Lending

Emily Barrett reports from San Francisco. There is no single measure to determine the success of the liquidity programs the Federal Reserve is ... the flow of credit in the private sector. Reading the signs of recovery will therefore be difficult, he told reporters at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting. “Probably [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 19:38:00

LifeLock Protects Your Credit And Identity

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ... . To prevent identity fraud, experts recommend that you review your credit report regularly. You must ... 9 million Americans (or 4.25% of all adults) are victims of ID theft on an annual basis, resulting [more...]

Date: 2008-11-06 13:10:10

Get Identity Protection From LifeLock.com

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ... in crime. To prevent identity fraud, experts recommend that you review your credit report regularly ... 9 million Americans (or 4.25% of all adults) are victims of ID theft on an annual basis, resulting [more...]

Date: 2008-09-14 09:52:14

Reinventing America

America faces serious challenges to maintain its storied status quo. Hurdles include a sinking economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rising cost of education, global warming, a crumbling infrastructure and American workers with uncertain futures. Trendwatchers are more acutely aware of these issues than most, but they’re also more hopeful [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 09:40:59

Is Bush Tanking Stocks to Grab the Remaining $350 Billion TARP? Remember the much decried end-of-Clinton- era pardons, the most controversial of which involved tax cheat and storied trader Marc Rich? Well, if I am reading the tea leaves right, those shenanigans pales compared to the nonsense Bush is trying to pull in his last week in office [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 21:43:00

Blocking, Tackling & Running: Leveraging a Crisis Into Real Change

There's a fairly well known cartoon of two scientists working out a problem on a chalkboard covered with complex equations and down in the circle is a little circle with the key step inserted in small print - "and then a miracle occurs". Wouldn't it be nice if we could take the same short-cut to fixing the horrendous shopping list of significant [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 20:07:11

GWAS Latte Post

Your regular dose of Monday morning snippets to read, click and skip over with brekkie and a cuppa...Crunch month... and we're not talking Kellogg's ... shaping up as a crunch month for many families as Christmas credit card bills fall due, report Jessica Irvine and John Huxley in The Sunday Telegraph. Credit card company slashes limits! In a case [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 20:00:00

Global Investing Roundups Friday, December 19th, 2008

FedEx Announces Profit, Cost Cuts; Report: Wal-Mart to Sell iPhones; GM Denies Chrysler Merger Talks; Discovery Applying for Bank Status; ... report. After posting a profit for its second fiscal quarter, the package delivery giant also said it’ ... a hot new item and Apple a gigantic new sales outlook. General Motors Corp. (GM) denied a report [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 11:29:55

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/5/2009

Read through the official European reactions to Israel’s ground offensive into Gaza: Zapatero, the Vatican, the Italian government — all are pressuring Israel for a ceasefire. The surprise is Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, who states that it would be pointless to condemn Israel without addressing what Hamas is doing [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 04:54:00

Saving on Education Related Expenses

Saving on Education Related Expenses With all the other demands placed on your budget, finding room for one more expense may seem impossible ... your limit- this shows up on your credit report and gives your credit card company an excuse to charge ... the federal government’s financial aid website- www.fafsa.ed.gov, which will take you through a step [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 14:47:52

Rick Warren and Rev. Wright

scrubbing his church Web site to remove language that talked about banning gays from membership (though the church's apparent PR firm (what church has a PR firm?) just emailed me to say they have no rescinded their language on homosexuality, but rather they've "repurposed" it (repurposed?) in a series of videos. Whatever [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 19:18:14

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/2/2009

In tonight’s news: Israel is poised to send ground troops into Gaza.A Muslim family was removed from a plane before takeoff, and is being compensated by the airline for the error. CAIR is in high dudgeon about the incident.Thousands of shoes were dumped on a Miami expressway — is that a message for President-eject Bush? [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 04:42:00

De-leveraging the Children of Wall Street

submitted by James Baker Welch, VP of Rothschild Investments One of the most stunning facts of the 2008 Financial Melt-down has been the wholesale ... regulatory agencies to determine if the institution has met the credit needs of its entire community. 1   The CRA began to compel banks to underwrite less credit-worthy mortgage loans in order [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:40:18

DrumBeat: December 31, 2008

The Peak Oil Crisis: Civil Unrest Before grappling with 2009, it might be useful to remind ourselves that there is a dark side to what lies ahead ... College had released a report talking about preparing for civil unrest in the U.S. When you read the report, it turns out to be yet another warning about generals preparing for the last war. It devotes [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 13:58:02

Looking ahead

For Thursday: • Congress holds a joint session to count the electoral ballots for president and vice president. ( ... . • Economic reports: The Labor Department announces the latest unemployment claims; retailers report December sales results;Freddie Mac updates weekly mortgage rates, and the Federal Reserve releases [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:07:47

Senate, Once August Body - Mired in Muck!

Watch this and you will understand, perhaps, if you are objective why terrorists dig tunnels under homes,attachments:HamasCivillians.wmv (1992KB) also,India understands. So does a Cuban born Spanish author. (See 1 below.)How about this for proportionality - every IDF soldier killed is equivalent to 50 plus of ours. (See 2 and 2a below.) [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:29:00

Fiscal Insanity Virus Strikes Canada, Sweden, Italy, IMF

The world health organization has confirmed new cases of the extremely contagious Fiscal Insanity Virus (FIV) that is rapidly spreading the globe. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is one of the latest victims as evidenced by the headline ... the banks to provide adequate credit in Canada,” Mr. Flaherty said at a news conference in Saskatoon [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 22:38:00

DrumBeat: December 18, 2008

Oil drops 9 pct as demand outlook overshadows OPEC NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude prices dropped more than 9 percent to $36 a barrel Thursday as slumping demand and swelling U.S. inventories offset OPEC's record supply cut agreement. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Wednesday agreed to cut output by 2 [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 13:42:11

State Workers Fight Over Cutbacks as States Want More From Obama

As the budget crisis deepens, state employees are fighting each other for survival. Potshots are thrown between management vs. non-management, union vs. non-union, teachers vs. everyone else. In addition, governors want $1 trillion out of a total package of $850 billion Congress is likely to send to Obama to sign. The math does not add up [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 19:53:00

Three Legislative Proposals That Could Have Major Consequences for Your Finances

J.D. is on vacation. This guest post comes from DR of The Dough Roller, a money management blog ... in a consumer report or any change in a consumer’s credit score, as the basis for increasing any annual ... on Wall Street and in the credit markets lately, one could easily forget about money-related legislation [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 13:00:42

Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/6/2009

Tuan Jim sends an string of important news articles about the gas pipeline crisis caused by the deadlock between Russia and Ukraine. He notes that the affected countries are dusting off alternative sources of energy — fuel oil and nuclear reactors — for electricity generation.Thanks to AA, Abu Elvis, C [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 04:50:00

Review Of E*Trade Bank High Interest Savings and Checking Accounts

When most people think of ETrade, the popular online discount brokerage firm with the cutesy talking baby commercials probably comes to mind ... s also one of the best online bank options in terms of interest rate and website features ... , and mutual funds via its highly sophisticated electronic trading website, ETrade customers can also [more...]

Date: 2008-12-27 08:39:38

Friday Fraudster Mail

I am having difficulty locating local Ministers to work with in the Lord direction. Missionary Program, I have prayed that God will aid me in my search for people to spread his word but now is time to ask your help in this area. Please advise me on what to do [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 08:26:44

Big Media Distorts Bush Economic Record

by James Pethokoukis, US News & World Report His presidency is almost over. But what is the true George W. Bush economic record? ( ... some of my free market principles when I was told by chief economic advisors that the situation we were facing ... at a really impressive 2.6 annual rate during the Bush years [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:39:10

German Exports And New Orders Slump In November

Yesterday we learnt that German unemployment was, unfortunately, back on the rise, while today we get to see one of the principal reasons for the uptick. German exports fell back at a record rate in November - in fact seasonally and working day adjusted current-price sales exports fell back 10.6 percent from October (when they declined 0 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 11:40:57

What's It Going to Take to Lock Up Drug Company Execs?

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals the shocking extent of how corrupt drug companies are ... seizures. How did U.S. annual sales of Neurontin increase from $98 million in 1995 to nearly $3 billion ... -- and how the Neurontin financial bonanza was created. In 1996, David Franklin, a young biologist [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 23:59:01

Are You Sure You Want to Start Your Own Business?

I have learned a lot from the people I’ve taught my QuickBooks and Business Financial Basics classes for small business owners and bookkeepers ... before starting their own business, and I admire them for taking the initiative. I provide ... year (annual tip report) Employment Taxes and Insurance Social Security Taxes – 6.2% match [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:58:33

Words from the (investment) wise 12.28.08

Investors spent the holiday-shortened Christmas week in an un-merry mood, digesting more gloomy economic data and taking stock of a tumultuous 2008 ... s exuberance), but also still be battling with the implications of the credit crisis for the global economy ... Index (-0.3%), the Reuters/Jeffries CRB Index (-1.6%), West Texas Intermediate crude (-11.0 [more...]

Date: 2008-12-28 12:31:33


loan_origination_mortgage_fraud_ffiecloan_origination_mortgage_fraud_prevention_response_nelsonRed Flags • Critical loan processing activities, such as  verification of income, employment, or deposit, is delegated to brokers. • Delegated underwriting allowed for correspondents that are new or lack an established track record with the FI [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 15:33:10

5 Reasons Why the Economy Might Recover Faster Than Obama Thinks

by James Pethokoukis, U.S. News & World Report  Let's all hope Barack Obama is wrong when he says that getting the U.S ... in gas prices to, say, $1.50 a gallon would represent a savings in their annual gas bill of $2,500 ... for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to a low, low 5.19 percent last week thanks to the Federal [more...]

Date: 2008-12-22 13:24:30

Saving your credit and credit scores

I have blogged about my experiences with American Express and their systematic reductions in my credit lines ... , but in my case Amex decided to start chasing the balance.  I pay them $500, then they reduce my credit limit ... as “closed as consumer’s request”)  which would have locked in the higher credit limit on the credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 23:51:28

Best Blog Posts of 2008 (Chosen by the Bloggers Themselves)

Last year my compilation of what bloggers chose as their own best posts of the year proved so popular, at least with the participating bloggers' mothers, that I have decided to make it an annual affair. But enjoy it while you can. When the Obama Administration institutes its secret plan to extend the Fairness Doctrine to the Internet, this blog, [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 21:00:00

New Year's Day Economic Potpourri

Heading into the new year, the news is finally slowing down. Here are a few headline news reports of interest from the past couple days ... and it's not a small cut, either.Currently Microsoft employs about 90,000 people across the world ... January 15th. That's almost 17 percent of Microsoft's total work force, not exactly a small number.The [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 00:46:00

US Pension Contributions Shocker

US Capitalism is the world's wealth driver. Many Americans most direct contact with this reality lies in their 401 (k) retirement fund accounts where their annual contributions are often matched ... this year AND according to this report will employers still be prepared to put up their matching [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 14:57:00

MICROCAPITAL STORY: US Secretary of State Designate Hilary Clinton Refers to Obama’s Mother, Ann Dunham; Implies Microfinance Would be an Important Part of her Agenda

At a confirmation hearing before the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, US Secretary of State designate Hilary Clinton, ... firsthand how small loans given to poor women to start small businesses can raise standards ... with civil and business communities in promoting microfinance for the past nearly 30 years. The USAID [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 16:00:23

DrumBeat: January 4, 2009

Canadian oil-sand mines stuck as crude price plummets Canada's once booming oil sands industry is cooling fast as the plunging oil price undermines investment. More than US$60 billion (£41 billion) worth of projects to extract oil from the bitumen-rich sands of northern Alberta have been delayed in the past three months, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 13:51:54

The Economic Downturn and Student Loans: Some Practical Advice for Borrowers

Today's post is from Alan Michael Collinge, author of The Student Loan Scam: The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S ... to shareholders in their 2003 annual report that their record earnings that year were attributable to collections on defaulted loans. So, no bankruptcy protection for the borrower means free money [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 01:14:50


Federal tax-filing requirements have become so complex that they eat up 7 ... to one of the nation's largest industries, a new federal report found. Annual preparation of Form 1040, filed by most ... Olson, the IRS' national taxpayer advocate, estimated Wednesday in her annual report to Congress [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 13:26:54



Date: 2009-01-16 14:29:00

The Best Gubernatorial Campaign of 2008

The Best Gubernatorial Campaign of 2008 Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels handily defeated his Democratic opponent despite a tough landscape for incumbent Republicans and the fact that Obama carried the state. (AP Photo/ Indianapolis Star, Frank Espich) Yesterday we started our year-end awards by naming state Sen [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 15:30:35

Ethics cloud still hangs over Rangel

A herd of tax reporters trails Charles B. Rangel everywhere he goes these days, like a team of pilot fish feasting on whatever morsels the raspy, talkative Ways and Means Committee chairman casts aside. Late last year, that media herd was feasting on Rangel himself, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 09:39:06

Quango Irish Bank.

So, starting close to home, finally, it’s Anglo Irish Zero ... more of the taxpayer’s cash, which means no new business; just switch off the ignition and run down the “bank” day by day. Anglo’s business model was never a “model” just a house of cards, and persevering [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:21:50

January 10 2009: Hornswoggled Absquatulation

Russell Lee Tobaccy Candy 1940 Pool hall, Shasta County, California Ilargi: The revolving doors between Washington and Wall Street are swinging like never before. Lawrence Summers and Robert Rubin are the finance powerhouses in the upcoming Obama administration. They were in the exact same place 10 years ago [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 16:28:00

DrumBeat: January 1, 2009

Blackout fear for EU as gas row escalates Jose Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, called on Moscow and Kiev to solve the dispute as soon as possible. While Gazprom, the Russian ... , there are fears that Germany, Italy and other customers could eventually be hit if the dispute escalates [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 13:44:53

DrumBeat: January 12, 2009

DrumBeat: January 12, 2009 A novel plan for economic stimulus What’s different now? In the 1930s, even though the U.S ... Intelligence Council’s “Global Trends 2025″ report concluded that, in the near term, pressure ... report. It would appear that we need to plan for a less energy-intense future. StatoilHydro drills [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:56:17

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