Ilyce Glink Show Notes December 12, 2010 – Tax Deal Reached, Interest Rates Jump. This was a big week for financial news: President Obama and the Republicans finally cut a tax deal; interest rates jumped after a big bond selloff on Wednesday; no movement (really) on unemployment claims; $9 trillion in home value really lost since 2006?; and the stock market is up 45 percent since President Obama took office. Are you spending more, less, or the same on Christmas Gifts this year? The results of our unscientific poll. And GIVE THE GIFT OF INFORMATION WITH OUR THINK GLINK EBOOKS. Ebook Discount Codes Below.
Tax Questions Answered on the Ilyce Glink Show, December 5, 2010. Unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent this week, as the number of actual jobs created came in far below expectations. We are answering your tax questions on the Ilyce Glink show with our tax experts: Bill Nemeth (president, Georgia Association of Enrolled Agents), Chet Burgess (executive director, GAEA), and Merry Brodie, CPA and EA, Tax Doctor, Inc.Ebook and Podcast Discount: Get 25% OFF!!!
Ilyce Glink Radio Show Notes – Free Books, Discounted Ebooks, Black Friday, Foreclosure. It looks like the number of shoppers was up and the amount they were spending was down this past Black Friday. I was out and about this weekend, and saw a lot of folks on Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, but they weren’t all carrying packages. And while some stores had blowout sales, a lot of stores didn’t have any merchandise on sale – and they didn’t have that much merchandise in the stores. Is everyone ready for Cyber Monday? The number of days homeowners are living in their homes without making a mortgage payment has surged to 492. Lenders just can’t keep up. Will Congress extend unemployment benefits? We also have FREE BOOKS and a great EBOOK DEAL at the THINKGLINK.COM STORE.
Thanksgiving Week Plans on the Ilyce Glink Radio Show. Hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving this week. It seems too soon for the holiday, let alone all of the Christmas decorations I see adorning all the windows. But Thanksgiving Week means I’ll be filling in for Clark Howard on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. We’ll talk Turkey on Tuesday (you can find my Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe below), Pre-Black Friday deals on Wednesday and then our annual Deals of the Day show on the day after Thanksgiving. I hope you can join us, as we’ll be live-blogging during most of Thanksgiving week. On the show today, I also talked about book deals and a GREAT gift-giving opportunity: Free books from ThinkGlink.com and Free Ebooks. See below for details. And, for some reason, tax was on everyone’s minds today. See below for great information on the Georgia Senior Tax Exclusion and Tax Brackets for 2010.
This morning, Credability.org (the former CCCS of Greater Atlanta), one of the nation’s leading credit counseling agencies, released its CredAbilityConsumer Distress Index for the third quarter of 2010. Overall, the country received a 64.4 Consumer Distress Index Score. A score under 70 indicate severe consumer financial distress. according to the Index, the U.S. has been in economic distress for the past 9 quarters.
. Two great guests on the show today. Mark Miller is a journalist, author and syndicated columnist who specializes in retirement and aging issues. His website is RetirementRevised.com. Sean O’Toole is the founder of ForeclosureRadar.com and the blog ForeclosureTruth.com. He has personally bought over 150 foreclosures and shares his insights on what is happening with foreclosures in the area. FREE BOOKS and Ebooks at ThinkGlink.com. What’s happening on Equifax Personal Finance Blog and MoneyWatch.com.
150,000 Jobs Created Not Enough To Lower Unemployment – Ilyce Glink Radio Show Notes November 7 2010
150,000 Jobs Created Not Enough To Lower Unemployment – Ilyce Glink Radio Show Notes November 7 2010. It was an interesting week of business news. First, the stock market finally returned to a level not seen since the week before Bear Stearns collapsed. Next, the private sector created 100,000 new jobs, and added together with the public sector, a total of 151,000 or so jobs were created last month. While that was far above what most economists had estimated, the unemployment rate stayed at 9.6 percent because so many people have just thrown up their hands and walked out of the employment market.
Millions of homeowners who lost their jobs or took a massive pay cut have now lost their home to foreclosure. These foreclosures have devastated neighborhoods, causing blight and increased crime. They have also devastated the budgets of municipalities nationwide. How are our cities, towns and villages supposed to pay for needed services (like firefighters, schools, water, sewer and garbage) if half the homeowners have abandoned their properties or been foreclosed upon and have stopped paying their property taxes? Here’s what I think the housing market will look like in 2011: More of the same.
20 thing you don’t know about your new customers. Fun facts about customers aged 15-31. There’s a lot you might not know about the Millennial generation. The Millennial generation includes 15-31-year-olds. The Millennial generation are your new customers, here are 20 things you don’t know about them that may help in how you reach out to your new customers.
. The housing industry is certainly getting stirred up as we close in on the Midterm elections. It’s as though someone took the most polarizing aspects of the housing crisis, plopped them into a blender and hit the “on” switch. The Federal government started things off at the end of last week by announcing that it felt the mortgage lenders didn’t need to freeze foreclosures because they had been following procedure and that no one was finding much wrong with the affidavits – except, of course, that they were filed by people who lied on them. This week, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan acknowledged that perhaps the mortgage lenders weren’t doing all they could to keep homeowners in their homes. Is it really all about politics?