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Archive for the 'Personal Finance' Category

Thank You Captain Obvious

by @ Friday, July 14th, 2006. Filed under Business, Media, Personal Finance

One stock market analyst speculates on the reason that the Dow has dropped 400 points in three days: “I think the selling we’ve seen since Wednesday is mostly in response to the Mideast situation,” said Ron Kiddoo, chief investment officer at Cozad Asset Management. Duh

Driving Our Way To Bankruptcy Court ?

by @ Wednesday, September 28th, 2005. Filed under Economics, Personal Finance

Back on August 28th I wrote about the issue of the increased use of credit cards to pay for gasoline and what it means. Now, via CNN, comes this news. There was a record number of delinquent credit-card accounts reported in the second quarter, according to data released Wednesday from the American Bankers Association. A […]

Deja Vu All Over Again

by @ Thursday, September 1st, 2005. Filed under Economics, Personal Finance

I was born in 1968 and only have a dim memory of the gas crisis of the early 1970s. I do remember it though. I remember odd-even days. I remember my parents taking the car down to the local garage/gas station the night before they were “allowed” to get gas and parking it there so […]

Driving Our Way To Debt

by @ Sunday, August 28th, 2005. Filed under Economics, Personal Finance

There’s a discussion going on at Outside The Beltway about this report that the use of credit cards for gasoline purchases has increased significantly in the last year. I’ve used my credit cards to pay for gasoline for as long as I can remember. At first, it was just a convenience issue —- it was […]

It Could Be Much, Much Worse

by @ Monday, August 15th, 2005. Filed under Economics, Personal Finance

Yesterday, I paid $ 2.61 per gallon to fill up the tank of our Honda Accord. After seeing this article about gas prices around the world, though, its clear that things could be alot worse.

Putting Things In Perspective

by @ Friday, August 12th, 2005. Filed under Economics, Personal Finance

Just like every day this week, today brings another story of record oil prices this time topping $ 67.00 per barrel. The price of gasoline continues to rise as well as this quote from a CNN story (Full story here.) shows: The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was more than $2.40 per […]

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