Buyer Cash Bonus! What a Great Concept!

With the economy as it is, you would think that home buying would be really difficult. However our situation has been anything but. Working with Stephanie at Duffy Realty has been great. She has made the process easy. She rented our current home within 24 hours of it being listed and then found an amazing […]

Good News!

I’m not a financier and I can’t predict what our economy will do.  I do know from my own personal experiences.  Things are changing and for the better. My husband and I have been married for the past 31 years, and the past 30 my husband has been in the used car business. Last Fall […]

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit – So Many Opinions: What To Do About It?

Like a ticking time bomb. The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit is set to expire on November 30, 2009. If you haven’t closed on your new home by then, you’re out of luck and will miss out on the (up to) $8,000 tax credit. People are beginning to panic a bit and the government […]

Fed Offers Some Positive Economic News!

The Federal Reserve says it’s “cautiously positive” about the economy in its widely watched regular report called the Beige Book. Eleven of the Fed’s 12 regions called economic activity in the area are “stable,” “showing sings of stabilization,” or “firmed.” Analysts said the economy is growing in the third quarter at an annual rate of […]

Is Now The Right Time to Join a Country Club?

There has always been an allure about joining a local country club. With how things are going in the overall economy these days, now may be the perfect opportunity to venture into that country club that you always wanted to join, but thought that you could never afford. Many of the upper-end country clubs today have either reduced or waived their overall initiation fee, which is the first hurdle for most people.

An Idea To Change The Economy? What Do You Think?

This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on “How Would You Fix the Economy?” Dear Mr. President: Please find below my suggestion for fixing America ‘s economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish […]

What Should A GenXer Do During These Turbulent Times?

These are one of those unique times where if you’re a GenXer (1965-1979), this isn’t the first time you have seen a market take a sharp downturn. You experienced this about 8 years ago with the internet bust. Many of you have college education degrees, MBAs, and you have good jobs, but you’re simply asking yourself will I be able to make any money in the stock market in the long haul? Is the economy going to get worse? How do I balance college education savings and think about retirement.