20 Jul
July 20, 2009

It’s human nature for us to feel sorry for ourselves. Some of us are very upset with the losses incurred in the stock market. If not impacted directly, we know a family member or friend that is currently collecting unemployment. My daughter has fallen victim to this. Her employer provided media research to nation wide companies, but with businesses cutting down on their research & development, her employer had to make cuts. My husband and son had been working overtime

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06 Jul
July 06, 2009

If Bailout was the 2008 Word of the Year then this has to be in the running for the 2009 honors…

Stimulus– stim-u-lus : something that rouses or incites to activity as a: Incentive b: Stimulant c: an agent (as an environmental change) that directly influences the activity of a living organism or one of its parts (as by exciting a sensory organ or evoking muscular contraction or glandular secretion) Merriam-Webster There is not a person in

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29 Jun
June 29, 2009

Earlier this week I learned that Merriam-Webster picks a word of the year. They have apparently been doing this for a few years now. In 2003 the winner was DEMOCRACY, followed by BLOG in 2004, 2005 went to INTEGRITY, while 2006 gave us TRUTHINESS, and 2007 was W00T. Prior to 2008 the Word of the Year was selected based on the number of lookups on the Merriam-Webster website as well as how these words have slipped into everyday discussions. Thus

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23 Jan
January 23, 2009

Most of us with assets invested in the market have been in a state of depression, shock, or stupor for what seems like an eternity.  And there doesn’t seem to be much relief in site anytime in the near future.  Well to quote a famous line from one of Cher’s movies “Snap out of it!”  There is little we can do to drastically sway the markets, so while riding through the storm, direct your focus on the other

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