Bank Failures total 157 for 2010

More banks have failed in 2010 (157) than in any other year since 1992 during the savings and loans crisis according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The number of bank closures was 0 in 2006 and 147 in 2009. Although many experts believe the economy is...

Tax Time is coming!

Are you getting ready for the new year?  Do you have your New Year resolutions written down. How about taxes, are you organized? Got your receipts, your mileage logs, expense records ready to go?  Let me ask you this, have you reviewed the tax bill of 2010? Well there...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Every now and then you have to go a little old school.   And that is today’s gift idea. United States Treasuries! Investing in U.S. Treasuries use to be a very traditional investment and a very popular gift for individuals. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed...

Holiday Gift ideas

How is your holiday shopping going? Are you tired of the same old gifts; such as sweaters, ties, perfume, jewelry, toys, etc…? Well over the next 5 days I will give you some new ideas for holiday gifts you can give today. Gift idea Number #1 Silver – As we have...

Will 2011 be the next golden opportunity for gold?

Fast Facts about Gold: 1. Gold was discovered January 24, 1848 by James Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma 2. Gold was valued from $12.00 to $35.00 an ounce. 3. The world’s largest nugget found in Australia was discovered in 1869 and weighed 200 pounds. 4. The...

9 Trillion dollars!!!!

That is how much the Fed gave U.S. banks  for emergency aid during the 2008 financial crisis.  The Fed gave foreign banks and countries billions of dollars as well.  Most loans have been repaid but the economy and unemployment rates still seem unstable .  The 3rd...