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  1. General Chat
    Seriously, they're everywhere. It's not all gloom and doom. We're not out of the woods yet, but everywhere I see signs we may have turned a corner and are heading back into better times. Pamida has been bought out by Shopko. Our local Pamida store, which has only been open a few years, will...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Jobless claims drop more than expected - Business - Eye on the Economy - Stocks & economy - msnbc.com and: This time the growth in jobs looks to be real - Business - Eye on the Economy - msnbc.com I'll take slow-steady, sustainable growth over bubbles any day, personally. Things are still...
  3. Success Stories
    I already posted some of this on the general Chit Chat board as an introduction, but thought maybe I should post here as well as this will probably be where I hang out :) I'm American and my husband is Greek. We live in Greece (I moved here a year ago); he is a teacher (therefore a state...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I got to thinking today, about all the conventional "common" wisdom that everyone hears all the time about achieving financial security. Save 10% of your income. Invest in your companies 401k to the maximum match point (at least). Invest, invest, invest.. or you'll end up poor when you're old...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    more people doing this. read this article http://www.etruth.com/Know/News/Story.aspx?ID=481015
  6. Frugal Living
    Interesting story (but too bad they filed it under Offbeat): http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2009-04-14-survivalistsinside14_N.htm The part about people no longer having survival skills, in particular, was not lost on me. The writer must not be at all familiar with stockpiling or just...
  7. General Chat
    So yesterday our local paper ran an article regarding a local stimulus package they are offering. If you buy a car from the Lancaster Auto Mall in Lancaster,Ca the city will give a gift card as a refund on registration fees. Now I live in Palmdale but purchased my last car in Lancaster. Its 15...
  8. News you can use
    I ran across this you tube video with predictions by Peter Schiff and am still researching and processing my stand on it. Many of his points are ones I agree with although I never stepped back and came to the main conclusion he has come to. I am looking into him a little more though as I hadn't...
  9. General Chat
    First, I'm not an economist. I'm just an ordinary person who sits around and thinks of ideas, and who tries to make the best of life. I got to thinking about all the economic bail-outs recently, and wondered what if........... What if, instead of a bail-out to auto manufacturers, the...
  10. General Chat
    Like all of you I am watching the economic news and it doesn't look like things are going to get better anytime soon. Facts be known I believe things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get better. I very much doubt things will ever go back to the way they were in our lifetimes. Some...
  11. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Why I'm "Wasting" My Vote... ( Just received this In An email this morning. I too believe as Roger does). Back in 1995 I was turned on to a set of ideas I call "Freedom Principles." I saw this third party candidate Harry Browne debating a bunch of other third party candidates on the Larry...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    If the economic crisis making you rethink where you are financially? Do you see it as a "wake up call"? Are you redoubling your efforts to create an emergency fund or get out of debt? Is it making you lose sleep at night?
  13. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    http://www.naturalnews.com/024427.html After reading this article it sounds like the FEDS have declared war on the working class citizens.
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Tongue in cheek :hurray: I'm against the $85 BILLION bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It" dividend. To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. citizens, aged 18+. Our population is about 301 million...
  15. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    This guy has my vote.
  16. General Chat
    Ah yes another report about the economy. This time they report that wholesale inflation surged in July at its fastest pace in 27 years. Well duh. How is this news? We were hearing all about and paying higher prices in June and July. It was all over the news and the stock market took a hit...
  17. News you can use
    http://www.truthout.org/article/america-out-economic-ammunition Faced with an increasingly uncertain economy, America has ever-fewer means to take action. At the exact moment when the two White House candidates are honing their programs and their teams, this weakness is becoming obvious. The...
  18. News you can use
    Minneapolis Fed chief sees inflation as economic obstacle Gary Stern has been president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank since 1985, making him the longest-serving top official ...
  19. Frugal Living
    http://www.wisebread.com/does-living-frugally-hurt-the-economy My answer is no, but this is an interesting article, nonetheless. Enjoy!
  20. News you can use
    US and China getting ready for economic talks A global credit crisis and record oil prices will be competing with traditional trade and currency issues when top officials ...
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