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  • Think before you click

    You have an extra three days to file your taxes this year, but the April 18 deadline is still fast approaching. Tax season can be stressful, depending on whether you have to pay or will get a refund. Either way, the anxiety helps crooks catch people off-guard with income tax-related scams. Here are some...
    Posted to Weblog by moneycoach on 04-07-2011
  • Expecting a tax refund? Here's how you should spend it

    It's tax season, and as we all file our taxes and eagerly await our returns, the ideas of how to spend it are floating in our heads like the fabled sugar plums that dance there on Christmas Eve. While just blowing it is certainly an option, there are some much smarter uses of your tax refund. Here...
    Posted to Weblog by moneycoach on 03-31-2011
  • Understanding Health Insurance Reform

    More than half of Americans say they still don't understand how they'll be affected by the new health insurance law – what is the positive impact of reform? Last month, Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping social program since Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. But most Americans ...
    Posted to Weblog by moneycoach on 04-29-2010
  • Social Security in Trouble

    More warnings issued – the SSA collects less than it pays! For many years now, pundits and politicians have issued dire warnings about the impending crisis in Social Security. Just as with global warming, the forecasts of disaster and increasing evidence of growing problems meet, in many cases, with...
    Posted to Weblog by moneycoach on 03-16-2010
  • Plastic and paper bags: twin evils in a consumer society

    If they can do it Ireland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Thailand, Australia and South Africa, why can’t we do it here? Each of these nations have either banned plastic shopping bags outright, or taxed the consumers who use them. Ireland began their efforts to limit the use of plastic bags in 2002...
    Posted to Forum by writer lady on 08-04-2008
  • Re: The NmG all-electric car means No more Gas

    Mike, That is a good point. It seems that with the advances in battery technology derived from the computer and cell phone industries the day when we drive a full sized electric SUV may not be far off. To me the main issues is speed and safety. There is going to be some time at least where electric car...
    Posted to Forum by kurt on 05-21-2008
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