I was surfing through the basic channels on T.V and notice C-SPan was hosting a forum on the war on poverty? What war and who is actually fighting? I can not help myself from thinking , there is little fighting in this lifestyle-so-called war .
Unless a collective effort is join as a community , all the way to Congress back to to the Mayors of each city in U.S, there will be no white flags of surrender of change. I can look and see single mothers working two jobs, to put food on the table and other basic needs.
I know from experience, raising minimum wages can combat and enforce Moms with enough ammunition to spend more time at home and leisure time to raise a more productive citizen, who could not benefit from this effort.
I notice Dads who are not in the home can reach out even from the jail cells to send wages from work release to the state to aid in child support .
The Mayors and the city officials can use tax revenues to bring summer jobs back to the neighborhood in the
I was surfing through the basic channels on T.V and notice C-SPan was hosting a forum on the war on poverty? What war and who is actually fighting? I can not help myself from thinking , there is little fighting in this lifestyle-so-called war .Read More »from War on Poverty?
Parents aren't always great role models. However, our mother and father are usually the first people we look to as we're trying to learn new things -- driving a car, hitting a baseball, playing an instrument, whatever.
When it comes to money, it's no different. That's why, in honor of Father's Day, we asked some experts from the personal finance community -- including some from our own team and those with our sister site, StreetAuthority.com -- to share with us the financial wisdom that their fathers shared with them. We were thrilled with the response and put together a list that includes bloggers, authors, TV commentators and more.
And if you've got a great story, we want to hear it, too. Share it with us by leaving your comment at the end of the story. Or just tell us which one of these was your favorite.
"Best advice my dad gave me was/is twofold:
1) His advice wasn't spoken, it was done. He took me to the local bank to get my first savings account andRead More »from What Our Dad's Taught Us About Money
The part story of my life,an everyday is kinda boring but wish it could be so much exciting and that surely would come when i have my financial liberation,was listening to a talk show expert on the issue of finance and women,how women of this age need to at a very early age take charge and financially liberate ourselves from all sort of norms we find ourselves in our society.i for instance found myself in a relationship where i was dependent on my spouse,and he refused to let me grow,making it impossible to leave him.
Is your favorite restaurant mistreating its workers?According to a guide released earlier this year by a group dedicated to workplace justice, some of the most popular fast-food, fine-dining, and family-friendly restaurants in the United States -- including McDonald's, The Capital Grille, and The Olive Garden -- are also the worst ones at which to work.
"We all enjoy eating out," Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) writes on the website for its National Diners' Guide 2012. "Unfortunately, the workers who cook, prepare, and serve our food suffer from poverty wages, no benefits like paid sick days, and little or no chance to move up to better positions. When the people who serve us food can't afford to pay the rent or take a day off when they're sick, our dining experience suffers."
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The singer behind this year's viral hit, "Call Me Maybe," explains the importance of a phone call and her true feelings about the many parodies her song has spawned. By Molly Shea.
Carly Rae JepsenJames Franco, Katy Perry, The Man Repeller, even President Obama - kind of. The list of stars who have lip-synced their way through Carly Rae Jepsen's breakout hit "Call Me Maybe" ranges from movie stars to talk show hosts to Ivy League athletes. But while the videos have propelled her to pop icon status - her song just reached No. 1 on Billboard's "Hot 100" - the one thing noticeably absent from all of the videos is Carly herself. We caught up with the year's most parodied new pop star, and here's what we found out.
1. She loves all of the covers she's seen, but her favorite video is "Call Me Maybe Obsessed," by a group of guys in Abbotsford, British Columbia. "I love to see different people from different countries - some countries that I haven't even been to - put together their own version of theRead More »from 10 Things You Didn't Know About Carly Rae Jepsen
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Fri, Jun 15, 2012 12:32 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You'll be the first one out of the chute today, but that doesn't necessarily put you at an advantage. Make sure you're not rushing headlong into something that will suck all the money out of your pockets. When you find yourself going too fast to even recognize the track, slow down.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Things have taken a turn for the better, finally. You can't rush it but just seeing the tiny movement forward makes your day today. It helps you know, for once and for all, that things are really moving in a positive direction. You can sigh with relief, Taurus.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It's a bore when everyone sits around nattering and complaining, but Monday morning
Do the Internet and other digital innovations threaten the livelihood of the literary community?
That issue took center stage last week at the annual BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City, where more than 20,000 publishers, authors, and booklovers gathered at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Digital devices like Kindle e-Readers and Barnes & Noble Nooks are changing the way we read books but it might not be the biggest threat to the literary industry. The real concerns are online retailers like Amazon.com. Not only do online retailers sell at prices lower than the publishers', but they also eliminate the close relationship found between bookstore owners and their customers, booksellers said.
However, Booksellers and authors affirmed that the future looks optimistic for the book industry, despite the changing technology. If the crowds at BEA were any indication, people are still excited to read and discuss books, whether they are read on a Nook, shipped to yourRead More »from 5 Trends Changing the Way You Read
You can save hundreds, even thousands, buying a vehicle. It's not that difficult - if you prepare thoroughly and are aware of the strategies used by salespeople, so that you don't make an impulsive, emotional decision.
New car dealership
To succeed you need information - lots of it. And you must do your homework before you get to the showroom. Research online, read consumer reports and reviews, ask questions of unbiased outsiders.
You also need an attitude that expects to get the lowest possible price, in the knowledge that:
- The motor dealer wants your order. They are particularly keen just before the month end, the end of each quarter and the end of the financial year. They have sales targets and there are usually incentives on offer from the manufacturers. Time your purchase accordingly. Be ready to go elsewhere to get a good price.
- You will be dealing with trained salespeople. Their tactics are designed to get you emotionally attached to a car, to raise fear in your mind that you may
by Stephanie Berenbaum - June 13th, 2012
Fab & Fru To The Rescue
Procrastinators, you've come to the right place! Fab & Fru has found some last minute Father's Day gifts for the Dad in your life. All of our picks are available on Amazon Prime - which means Prime members get free two-day shipping, so your gift is sure to get there well before Sunday. *If you're not already a member you can enjoy all the perks of Amazon Prime for a full month FREE until July …just make sure to cancel your subscription before the 30 day period is over to avoid the annual fee if you're no longer interested!
Or, for the office worker who is about to go postal. This "Bullshit!" stamp is just the thing to put a smile on Dad's face and lighten up his workday stress. For added impact add the "Really?!" stamp to round out your gift. Also very useful for getting your aggression out on parking tickets. $12.95 on Amazon Prime.
Ok, maybe Dad is a bit moreRead More »from Last Minute Father’s Day Finds
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Thu, Jun 14, 2012 2:51 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're getting a bit frustrated with your place, but you can't expect to make great strides by doing very little. Your Zen approach just isn't working. Start taking more responsibility for your money, for starters -- how much comes in, where it goes and who touches it should all be considered your business.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Love Meter
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
There's no point in working alone today -- your energy demands the energy of others. Even if it's not about work, you need to be a part of a group that is accomplishing something together. Putting money aside for the moment, find some of your common goals.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Past Life Reading
Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Friday June 15, 2012
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You're moving so fast that everything around you is a blur. That's exactly when
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