Archive for January, 2011


Scamwarners Providing Great Public Service

We just came upon a great site listing all the internet Scams for taking your money. It’s called Scamwarners.com. Just the list of scams on the first page alone helped me understand how scamsters played the game all over the internet. Naturally, like you, I get the lottery winning emails and Benin or Nigeria letters […]

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5 Expenses To Keep Off Your Credit Card

Personal Finance experts recently came up with a list of 5 expenses you should not put on your credit card. This includes: 1. Tax Bills – Uncle Sam will set up a payment plan at a much lower interest rate than any credit card offers; right now the rate is around 5%. 2. Weddings – […]

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FSC Forecasts Silver Low in February

The prestigious Foundation for the Study of Cycles was founded in 1941 by Harvard economist, Edward R. Dewey, who was Chief Economist for President Herbert Hoover. Hoover assigned Dewey the taks of determining the causes of the US depression. The results of that inquiry was the formation of the Foundation, which brought together individuals from […]

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Troubled California Bank Sued By FDIC for Doling Out Risky Loans

Redlands, California-based First Centennial Bank is under scrutiny as some of the bank’s former officers and directors are being sued by the FDIC for negligence.

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Weekly California Mortgage Rate From Lending Tree

According to the Lending Tree’s “weekly mortgage rate pulse,” the lowest 30-year fixed mortgage rate available within the LendingTree network of lenders stands at 4.75% (4.88% APR).

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San Francisco Fed, First California Financial Terminate Agreement

Those with stock invested in First California Financial Group should take note:

First California Financial Group, Inc. the holding company of First California Bank, has canceled the informal agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which commenced on February 1, 2010.

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These Six Market Moves Will Make You RICH or Miserable

Is 2011 an UP or DOWN year and for what markets … What markets will rise and fall, and why? We like video briefings of coming economic changes, especially when they come from people with great track records. Click here to to see this 2011 market forecast now. ==> Video Briefing of 2011 Market Moves […]

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Comerica’s Economic Activity Index for CA Unpromising

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index was flat in November, unchanged at a level of 105. Up to this year, the Index has averaged a level of 104, up five points from the average for all of 2009. October’s reading was revised from 104 to a level of 105.

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Bank of America Posts Second Straight Loss in Fourth Quarter

The woes just keep coming for the nation’s largest bank, Bank of America.

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Post-Jerry Brown Budget, S&P Still Ranks Cali. Credit Lowest in Nation

Governor Brown has high hopes in line with his 2010 budget proposal. Those hopes may have been dashed by Standard & Poor’s dismal rating of the state’s credit – the lowest in the union.

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