Oprah’s done it again. A few months ago, through Oprah power, Suze Orman gave away free downloads of her new book. Well, tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2009 will NOT be bad luck if you happen to take your opportunity to download your FREE (yes, FREE) copy of “The Difference” by Jean Chatsky on [...]
The California budget and economy is falling apart. 21,000 state employees are getting layoff notices in about a minute. Those remaining will be forced to take 2 day furloughs per month — but at least they’ll still have their work. The federal stimulus package was just signed by Obama, so over time, some lost [...]
Whether you agree with the details of the stimulus package or not, it had to be passed. Politicians can posture as much as they want, but the reality outside of Washington, DC is pretty dire.
Today, on Friday the 13th, while across the US, kids in elementary schools (yes, even in California, which [...]
Unemployment in California has hit 9%. That is just plain bad. So I can’t understand why so many politicians are trying to put the brakes on Obama’s stimulus package. At the Democratic caucus, Obama reiterated the point of a stimulus package …to…spend money to create jobs. And with so much money going toward infrastructure rebuilding, I can’t [...]
Globally, many countries are having to take stake in life-blood companies — in the US, banks like Bank of America, Citibank; in the auto industry, Chrysler and GM — and, well, you’ve read the news. The more money that gets infused into the failing businesses, the more nationalization will be taking place. As [...]
Amidst another day of layoff announcements (almost 72,000 announced today, Bloody Monday)– Home Depot, Nextel/Sprint, Caterpillar (!),Deere, ING, just to name a few, I received a letter that caught my attention.
A few months before the bottom fell out of the economic world, AIG Direct had acquired 21st Century Insurance. Since I’m a [...]
With markets imploding, 50 plussers are losing jobs by the droves while seeing their nest eggs devastated. When I think of the economic journey we are faced with, regardless of demographic, and the responsibility that is laying on Barack Obama’s shoulders, I get the image of the mythological Greek Sisyphus endlessly pushing the [...]
The hurt keeps on coming. This morning Microsoft announced their 2nd quarter results and with the global economy still limping along, put plans in place to lay off 5,000 staff over the next 18 months, included 1400 who got their pink slips today.
Always go to the source: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/jan09/01-22fy09Q2earnings.mspx
In light of the [...]
In case you haven’t yet heard, Circuit City is officially bankrupt and all 567 stores are being prepped for liquidation. That’s about another 34,000 employees who have been given the pink slip. Some staff will be asked to stay on as the stores shut down and most associates will be given a small [...]
Next Monday, our Blogging Boomers Carnival (BBC) turns 100 installments old. The BBC is a weekly, hosted collection of some of the best material on the Boomer blogger front. 100 weeks.
And that gets me thinking.
100 is a milestone. A marker. And also a reason for retrospect.
When we started our now [...]
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