Don’t blow my house down!

As the world turns but not in favor for some. The show “Extreme Make Over: Home Edition” has just declared another new home owner to foreclosure. As always in show business all we see is the glitz but the behing the scence is where the rubber mets the road.

A few of the new homeowners from the show have been having difficulties with their new found abodes. Difficulties financial has been elevated for these new homeowners with larger utility bills, higher property taxes did catch up with these new homowners. Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day with Warren Buffet!

Happy Father’s Day!

To all those dads out there that give of themselves and love their families.

Why not give them the gift that they will never ever forget with my favorite investor, Warren Buffet.

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Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet

Warren is auctioning his yearly fundraiser luncheon.  It starts today @ 7PM EST.  So head over there and get pre-qualified if you dare.

Send dad a great gift he will never forget.

What’s in a name?

Well up this morning @ 7:30 AM checking out all the news headlines in my Google Reader and just had to post about this one.

Adolf Hitler Campbell,  a  3-year old,  celebrating his birthday yesterday, and his parents wanted to get his name on the cake. Yes his name is Adolf Hitler the store would not inscribe, “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler,” on the cake.

Adolf’s parents Heath and Deborah Campbell we very upset by this, and the outpouring of angry internet postings about a newspaper article written about this incident.

As I continued reading the article the only thing that kept in my mind was the child and his happiness on his birthday. He has no control over his naming until his is of legal age to change it if you wishes.

But I will go even further here the important thing is this child and his happiness and having fun on his birthday. As a parent regardless of what the world thinks that is the ultimate goal here.

I was glad to read that this is just what they did made their son happy on his birthday.

Do you like roller coaster rides?

They are at it again Microsoft and Yahoo. I blogged on this story sometime ago and now they are at it again. Now that Yahoo stock is trading anywhere now between $21.00 – $22.19, it is stated that Yahoo stockholders wouldn’t goff at the $33 per share price Microsoft offered a few months ago.

Who knows where this ride is going to take us. It’s a timing game and who can wait out the longest, Yang, Microsoft or Yahoo shareholders. This is the first real boost Yahoo! has gotten since announcing less than two weeks ago that it had broken off discussions with Microsoft about selling its search business, an alternative to an outright takeover.

Try to figure this one out:

What I think……I’m going to go for another spin on the roller coaster and see if I can see the forest for the trees.

A Stimulating Mess!

Have you received your stimulus check from the IRS yet? If things in the economy aren’t horrid enough, it has been reported that the IRS has sent out double stimulus checks to taxpayers, while some still are waiting for their first stimulus check.

The IRS said in May that about 1,500 payments were sent to the wrong accounts.

Through June 6, the U.S. Treasury had sent 66.6 million payments totaling about $56.8 billion. Altogether, an estimated 130 million payments will be made this year.

Barbara Steinmetz, a certified financial planner and enrolled agent with Steinmetz Financial Planning in San Mateo, Calif., told her client not to cash the second check. (Enrolled agents are tax preparers who are licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.)

“Don’t cash it and hope [the IRS] won’t catch it. They have some very sophisticated matching programs,” Steinmetz said. “They are capable of tracking it if you got more than one. Don’t think it’s a windfall.”

The IRS agreed. “If a taxpayer receives more than one stimulus payment the erroneous additional payment should be returned to the IRS,” the tax agency said in an emailed statement.

If the erroneous payment was a paper check, write “void” in the endorsement section on the back of the check, and attach a note that says you are returning an “erroneous stimulus payment check,” the IRS said.

Considering all this some second payments are not erroneous. I noticed from a notification that I was sent from the IRS that there was a cut off for an eligible child of December 31, 1990. I thought that quite strange in that my child was born just 5 days before the deadline. Hmmm, I thought to myself how can this be. So off the make a phone call to inquire about this since nothing was stated on any online tax forms I filled out. The verdict is still out on that one.
If you are still waiting the IRS is telling those to be patient as payments will be sent well into July. I have also been told from a reliable source that the IRS is behind in these stimulus payments. Clerks and agents are doing special duty due to the backup.

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Show me the money!

What I think……. I knew something was going on ! Good grief, Charlie Brown ! 🙂

Oil in your back yard?

With the surmounting prices of gas one just never knows where the next black gold rush maybe. How about your own back yard. Never thought of that huh? Well a man from Indiana has just that an oil rig in his back yard after being approached by a oil surveyor for a local oil company. Even though he is paying the same price for gas that we are these days, he gets it back plus more. Got to love America!

oil rig pump

Backyard oil rig.

What I think……………..Goosh darn it, I wish it were me!!

One of my favorite charity auctions..

Being a Warren Buffet fan I just love it when this auction comes up! Still working on buying stock with Berkshire Hathaway, lol! 😉

Just wanted to give you the heads up that it is coming soon and being administered by a great company, Kompolt-online auction agency.

Warren Buffet eBay auction

Warren Buffet

Well well I just saw this and had to add it to this blog of one of my favorite investors to learn from.

Warren Buffet backs Obama!