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  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich is a Must Read
    Book Review: 'I Will Teach You to Be Rich' by Ramit Sethi
    For anyone looking for a basic grasp on finances and how to manage your money, Ramit Sethi’s “I Will Teach You to Be Rich,” is an absolute must read. It is clear, concise and even funny.Sethi takes complex, highly disputed topics...
  • Katie Couric
    Top money fears for women
    Scratch the surface, and we all have fears about money. Fear is our most powerful emotion...it can motivate and it can paralyze. What good can fear bring? Think of the child who learns to be afraid of a hot stove by accidentally touching one. We...
  • The Romney myth
    Local Staples store closes, Romney finally wins
    To customers, the notice came in a glossy, half-page flyer distributed at the door. The Rotterdam, NY Staples store at 1350 Altamont Avenue will close in one week, on August 8. Bad news for customers and small business owners and heartbreakingly...
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks to the House Committee July 15, 2015
    The "New Economy" - where 5.3% is no longer full employment
    Welcome to the "New Economy", where even 5.3% unemployment is no longer considered "full employment." 10 years ago, economists would have laughed uncontrollably if someone would have told them that 5.3% is NOT what the Federal...
  • What you need to know about 529 plans for college savings
    What you need to know about 529 plans college savings
    Most parents are eager for their children to prepare for higher education but the cost of college is a big barrier for most families. There are many ways to help children cover college expenses; such as student loans, part time jobs, scholarships,...
  • Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill
    Investors awaken: Disney expanding Star Wars universe with Han Solo origin story
    The fans crowding into the room cheered heartily for Harrison Ford, the actor who gives character Han Solo life in each installment of the popular Star Wars film series, as he took his seat on the panel promoting the movie at San Diego's Comic...
  • The Force Awakens in San Diego, CA.
    Why Disney's Star Wars VII has so much buzz
    With so many decades and new connections made to increase the fan base to young and old audiences, what is not to love about the franchise Star Wars?A new and unexpected storyline is being touted, with the story jumping three decades into the...
  • May 26, traders react as the DOW drops
    Stock market tumbles after 280,000 jobs added? Here's why
    May's unemployment report released by the Department of Labor showed that 280,000 jobs were added in May, 2015 ... about 60,000 more than expected.Yet in anticipation of that, the DOW tumbled by about 300 points. Why?There are a few reasons,...
  • Will the May jobs report force the Fed's hand?
    Will the May jobs report force the Fed's hand?
    The US Economy added 280,000 jobs in May of 2015, which was positive no matter how you slice it. To our readers, this should come as no surprise, every one of our key indicators indicates an economy that is roaring ahead. Take the price of oil,...
  • Résumé help: volunteer in Vista and gain recent work experience
    Résumé help: volunteer in Vista and gain recent work experience
    Anyone looking to supplement their work history or gain new and valuable skillsets this summer?The city of Vista has a need for volunteers, including clerical services (the City's Code Enforcement Division needs basic clerical help) and...
  • HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKS TO FUNDRAISER MARKING 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPT. 11TH ATTACKS
    Charitable Contributions: Do you want to be generous, or be helpful?
    Imagine having $187 million to spend on anything you want. You can use the money for travel, cruises, shopping, gym memberships, meals, even dating sites.The Cancer Fund of America, with three other charities, have apparently provided James T....
  • Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015
    Amtrak, the Post Office and newspapers: when assets become expensive traditions
    Tuesday night's Amtrak crash that killed six people and injured many others has no explainable cause. "America's rail system" can, at this writing, spawn only negative superlatives, such as Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter's...
  • Obama touts the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Portland
    Obama touts the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Portland
    On Thursday and Friday, the Portland metro area is playing host to President Barack Obama, the world’s most heavily guarded human being.Obama has come to promote something called the “Trans-Pacific Partnership,” which we have...
  • Baltimore Orioles play to empty stadium.
    Deep insights into Baltimore unrest
    Capital Region baseball fans watched with the rest of the country in shock and even annoyance at the spectacle of a Major League game played before no fans. But is annoyance justified? The Baltimore Orioles' home stadium sits in the heart of...
  • Cheaper oil, weaker dollar – threat or opportunity
    Cheaper oil, weaker dollar – threat or opportunity
    Increased production and drilling coupled with new efficiency measures, stockpiles of unused oil and weakening global demand have driven the cost of oil down significantly. The weakness in oil prices has also weakened the Canadian dollar because,...
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