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Sharper Image Bankruptcy

Filed under: Business,Finance — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 11:51 pm 2008 February 20

Like an end of another era, Sharper Image has filed for bankruptcy. Remember getting those catalogs and thinking “Wow, this is pretty cool stuff!” It’s hard to believe the company is actually 31years old. There always seemed to be something that was cutting edge, new, or just plain interesting. Getting the catalog and reading the stories around the products was fun to do.

In recent years though, it seemed the only thing they ever had were what seemed to be over priced air purification systems. The numbers bore this out as recently. Those purification systems made up (more…)

Secret Information About You Available Free on the Internet

Filed under: Business,Finance — Tags: , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 6:57 pm 2008 January 15

While the television commercials are entertaining, FreeCreditReport.com is not spending money on television advertising for no gain. When you sign up at their website, you are actually signing up for a service that costs $14.95 per month. Just because the word “free” is in the name of the website, doesn’t mean it is actually free.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) endorses a website that is truly “free” (more…)

Countrywide: Foreclosures Double

Filed under: Business,Finance,Real Estate — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 12:55 pm 2008 January 9

Now who’s side is Countrywide on? The foreclosure process happens when the borrower of a property has missed a few payments. Depending on the individual state laws, there is a timeframe of weeks or months before the bank can begin foreclosure proceedings. During this time, a foreclosure investor can come in and take over the payments on the property and perhaps even give the original borrower a little cash as s/he walks away. Everybody’s happy.

Now Imagine the same scenario except (more…)