Best of Uncommon Money News in 2008
|December 29, 2008||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Uncategorized|
I hoped you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and are preparing for a productive and prosperous new year. Since 2008 is coming to a close this week, it is a wonderful time to review some of the most compelling stories from Uncommon Money News this year. From a financial standpoint, it has been a very turbulent year for many, but fortunately people are becoming more diligent to the financial management of their households (for example, our saving rates are finally going up).
I can not thank you enough for reading, subscribing and supporting the site all year long. We have learned so much throughout the year, and I appreciate you for sharing the journey. Best Wishes For 2009.
Happy New Year
US homes lose of $2 trillion dollars in value in 2008
“Home prices have been hit hard, yet there is still no end in sight to the foreclosure crisis”
Guess how bad 2008 S&P; has been If seeing is believing, this pic will do the conversion.
Wall Street Collapse in Pictures(check out these pics)
Bailout Plan Is Hard Sell on Capital Hill (Lawmakers say it about fat cat whereas Paulson Says it about the Tax payers)
An Illustrated Guide to Economic Stimulus Rebates (Absolute Must See!!!)
Warren Buffet sees the US in Recession Already! Do You Agree ??? (March 2008)
Entertainment Money News
Twilight takes $70.6 million bite out of box office (Largest debut for female director)
The Economy of Britney Spears! At a reported net worth of over $100 million, she is not only person profiting off of her fame
Jaguar Land Rover asks for bailout (pure silliness)
New York Times Interactive Graph Explaining The Massive Failures of Financial Institutions Over The Last 11 Months (This is well done and worth checking out)
Offbeat Money News
Great Illustration of Investing Habits: the real reason for subpar returns (must see!)
Meet the really wealthy (Video)
An audioclip discussing “What is the middle class?“
This was a pretty interesting slide show about the world’s richest college drop outs.
This article is sad. It highlights how free drug samples go to wealthy and insured but not to the poorest individuals that need the drugs.
Humorous Money News
Why I Don’t Worry About The Economy (Great Pic!!!)
What Duck Tales could teach you about inflation? (nice video)
How Business Really Works (check this pic out!)
Why The US Has Billions For Bail Out But Not For Health Care (another humorous pic)
Scathing NY times article on Wall Street excess: On Wall Street, the bonuses, not profits are real
Once again, the prosperity doctrine and the and preachers come under fire in the gospel of money.
Whoopi Goldberg, recently of Wake Up with Whoopi (radio) and The View fame, says down with the death tax
Real Estate Money News
Check out this Remarkable Illustration of the Housing Market over the Past Year (very cool pic)
Need a mortgage now?
CNN says “Bring lots of cash”
Zillow banned in Arizona (Zillow is a website that allows you to look up the values, “zestimates,” of homes, among other things). Is
Whose next? The wealthy may be next in line in U.S. home crisis. Remember, it is hard to “out earn” poor financial decisions.
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