Archive for January, 2010

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Bernanke Confirmed – I’m Using The Nuclear Option!

Well it looks like nincompoop was re-confirmed to the Federal Reserve and that means that I need to use the nuclear option: Closing down all my big bank accounts!   I wanted to do it this week but I’ve been too busy to shuffle money around so it will need to wait till next week.    If […]

Comments Off on Bernanke Confirmed – I’m Using The Nuclear Option! - Posted in Uncategorized by

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

TurboTax 2009 Sucks!

I picked up TurboTax over at Costco.  The box clearly states that it will work on PC and MAC.   Unfortunately, my Mac won’t read the CD.  Here’s the crazy thing.  I can boot up a virtual machine running Windows XP on the mac and it reads the CD fine in Windows?   WTF? I’m trying to […]

1 Comment » - Posted in Rants by

Monday, January 25th, 2010

No More Plain ATM Cards?

I walked into the credit union office and requested to open a new account.  The standard process was fairly mundane except when we came to the part where the rep asks me if I want a debit (visa/mastercard) branded card.   I said no, I want a plain ATM card.  “Sorry, we don’t offer those anymore.” […]

3 Comments » - Posted in Observations by

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Another Reason To Hate Facebook

Wow, just days after I wrote this post about Facebook, another article was sent to me about some privacy issues and this one pertains to personal finance: Want a bank loan? Get yourself more Facebook friends — but make sure they pay their bills on time. Banks are beginning to look at user accounts on […]

Comments Off on Another Reason To Hate Facebook - Posted in Watch Out by

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

If Bernanke Is Confirmed, I’m Closing All My Big Bank Accounts!

Change you can believe in?  Well it’s turned out to be chump change and if that nincompoop Bernanke is re-confirmed I will close ALL of my big bank accounts which currently include Chase, Bank of America and HSBC.   I’ve already opened a new credit union account and plan on moving my money there as soon […]

Comments Off on If Bernanke Is Confirmed, I’m Closing All My Big Bank Accounts! - Posted in Rants,The Fed by

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Imagine Adolf Hitler’s Efficiency With Facebook Access

I had originally entitled this post, “Facebook, The World’s Most Dangerous Application” but I decided throwing in Hitler would be better to make a point.  I admit, I was peer pressured into creating a Facebook account.    Many of my family and friends were on Facebook and kept sending me links or notes to it and […]

4 Comments » - Posted in Evil Profits by

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Why Hasn’t Geithner Been Fired?

I’ve been too outraged these past few weeks to write anything of substance on this blog so I’ve stuck to the more mundane topics lately.  I just don’t understand why Geithner and Bernanke haven’t been fired already.   It’s totally disgusting that this guy as Fed Head for NY sent e-mails to AIG telling them NOT […]

Comments Off on Why Hasn’t Geithner Been Fired? - Posted in Rants by

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

I’ve Lost 11 lbs So Far On The Atkins Diet

On 1/1/2010 I started the Atkins diet again as a New Year’s resolution to lose weight this year.   I weighed myself and have lost 11 lbs since starting the diet so I’ve been losing a pound per day.   It’s not just the diet though as I go to the gym four to five times per […]

Comments Off on I’ve Lost 11 lbs So Far On The Atkins Diet - Posted in Raves by

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Costco Shoppers – My Jaw Dropped

So I walk in to Costco this weekend and my jaw dropped at the huge volume of  customers but that’s not what surprised me.   The large crowd was a bit of a shocker and I considered that perhaps the economy was recovering but then I took a look at what most shoppers had in their […]

Comments Off on Costco Shoppers – My Jaw Dropped - Posted in Observations by

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Executive Recruiter Called Me For A Job In Detroit…..Say What?

I’ve been telling my associates that if you are looking for a job then it needs to happen in January or February because that’s when companies tend to have budgets released and the window to hire any open positions.  As such, I’ve started to receive calls from executive recruiters for some executive positions.  I got […]

Comments Off on Executive Recruiter Called Me For A Job In Detroit…..Say What? - Posted in Rants by