Good Riddance 2009

By mwilson | Jan 4, 2010

Last year saw a lot of ups and downs. We started off watching the car industry with some disgust, questioning the culture of mediocrity that allowed the situation to spiral out of control. We say: Too big to fall? Too big to exist. Get on top of your credit and take control of your life. [...]

The East Wants In

By mwilson | Nov 11, 2009

photo credit: ccwen7 Trying to identify the exact point where you’ve peaked and begun to decline is easy in hindsight but impossible while you’re living it. There is a lot of talk about the end of the recession, but the actual recovery seems to differ from region to region. Kind of like peak oil, it [...]

Wells Fargo Sues Itself

By mwilson | Jul 14, 2009

photo credit: Krawiec @ USA – NJ It’s another head shaker straight out of Florida as “Wells Fargo Bank NA” sues “Wells Fargo Bank NA” for outstanding liens against properties involved in foreclosure. In what sounds like the most idiotic chain of events, the bank has hired an attorney to defend itself from, well, itself. [...]

Reverting to a Cash Society

By mwilson | May 19, 2009

photo credit: TheTruthAbout… A lot of interesting things have happened in the past several months as people from all walks of life learn how to stretch their money. A lot of changes have been accelerated by the fuel shocks during the summer of 2008; in a lot of ways we seem to be reverting to [...]

The Fastest Way Out of Debt

By mwilson | Apr 9, 2009

photo credit: mangpages Suppose you find yourself in this all-too-common situation: multiple credit cards (perhaps maxed) and loans, recently unemployed or perhaps just barely employed. Every last dime you make goes toward paying the minimum balance on your bills and feeding your family – more often than not you run out of money before you [...]

The Credit History Mystery

By mwilson | Jan 23, 2009

Even though poor credit management is in large part responsible for the melt down we are currently trying to deny, the average North American is woefully ignorant of what it means to have a “credit history”. People generally know that when they apply for a credit card or loan, the banks somehow check their credit [...]

What Credit Crisis?

By dwilson | Dec 22, 2008

Steve Forbes, creator of Forbes magazine, is suggesting that the worst of the credit crisis is over.  Forbes spoke recently with BBC correspondent Matt Frei about the credit crisis.  In summation, Mr. Forbes suggested that that worst of the credit crisis has passed and governments have reacted in an appropriate way, infusing hurting banks with [...]

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