September 15, 2011 | By: Admin
Retailers are starting the holidays earlier and earlier. Christmas merchandise has been at Costco stores since Sept. 1 and will begin showing up on some Home Depot shelves Sept. 19. Kmart and Sears will begin selling Christmas trimmings Sept. 25. And Walmart and J.C. Penney will start selling Christmas merchandise before month’s end.
Retailers are starting the holidays even earlier this year.
September 12, 2011 | By: Admin
Americans who think of themselves as being in the middle class have differing levels of comfort or distress about their financial situations. Where you live may determine though if you are considered high middle class or lower middle class. Living costs range from 25% below the national average in the St. Joseph, Mo., area to 50% above the national average in metropolitan New York. Where you live is also a determining factor in the mortgage loans you will be eligible for. Don’t like it? You can always move.
Why it sucks to be middle class.
September 9, 2011 | By: Admin
Google has bought the restaurant review service Zagat’s. In an effort to help people connect with local businesses, Google adds another business to its growing list. Zagat offers reviews and ratings on restaurants in more than 100 cities around the world. Google is about to take over the world. Where is Google getting all the business capital funding?
Google buys Zagat restaurant ratings service.
September 6, 2011 | By: Admin
$500 for a jigsaw puzzle. Welcome to the new economic downturn. Luxury is in. Even with the crazy swings in the stock market, gloomy economic forecasts and beyond embarrassing government and consumer debt, Americans still can’t resist luxury. Might need a bank loan to buy some of these.
10 Businesses that have been charging top dollar for their products.
September 2, 2011 | By: Admin
Talk about your cool small businesses. This company makes Liquid nitrogen ice cream. Ice cream makers nationwide are using food chemistry to transform this dessert into a funkier, customizable indulgence. Check out these other cool companies pushing the envelope.
5 super cool companies.
August 31, 2011 | By: Admin
Restaurant basements in Millburn, N.J., were flooded up to the ceiling leaving business owners with unknown hurricane cleanup costs. With 10 feet of water in the basement, many of these small businesses will need funding and a little help from the local fire department to get back and running.
Irene smacks local N.J. businesses.
August 28, 2011 | By: Admin
Now Americans are left to deal with the damage the Hurricane Irene left behind and whether or not their insurance company will help pick up the funding. The real victims of the storm’s rage turned out to be homes located near rivers and streams that flooded their banks. Many of the properties were outside of designated flood zones and likely to lack flood insurance.
Hurricane Irene: Insurance nightmare awaits homeowners.
August 22, 2011 | By: Admin
Okay in the case of Bernie Madoff, he lived a pretty good life for the last twenty years. Now he will spend the next twenty years plus in jail. Was it worth it? Ask Fredrick James who has advance his small business making iPad covers from Bernie Madoff’s auctioned clothes and he will tell you – crime does pay. Very well, thank you.
Frederick James creates iPad covers from Madoff clothes.
August 11, 2011 | By: Admin
The Starbucks CEO says he expects more out of lawmakers and agrees with ‘elements’ of Warren Buffett’s tax proposal. How will this affect our credit and applications for business loans?
Check this video out for the full story.
August 5, 2011 | By: Admin
Even celebrities are having a tough time getting bank loans, selling their homes in a down market. The latest fatality, Burt Reynold’s spread in Florida. Once estimated at a cool $15 million, the asking price is down to almost half. How many of us have had the same trouble obtaining a bank loan and keeping foreclosure at bay?
Burt Reynolds faces foreclosure in Florida.