>VMware : Another dot com sequel

>Oh VMware, I was so disappointed when I didn’t buy you in the IPO at $29. My pain was worse when you soared past $100, but now I am not so sad since your CEO left and stock price bled. Will I buy you now? I think not, after all …

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Is a Market and Economic Bottom on the Cards

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, based on a representative sample of 5,000 U.S. households, declined even further in June. In recently released figures the index now stands at 50.4 (1985=100), down from 58.1 in May. The (outlook) Expectations index also declined to 41.0 from 47.3 in May. Consumers’ assessment …

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Easy Ways to Cope With Higher Gas Prices

With gas prices at an all-time high, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their fuel costs. Being a personal finance blogger, I thought I would join in on the advice band wagon and provide some simple ideas I use and have read about to save on …

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Effectively using freed up Daycare dollars

The cost of daycare for preschool age children can be one of the most significant expenses parents face. According to information collected in 2005 by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, a family with a 4 year old child could pay average prices of between $3,016 …

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Effectively Managing Credit Card Debt

In tough economic times many people turn to their credit cards when they need money. But racking up extra debt to deal with financial difficulties is a strategy that’s almost sure to backfire. Even when you have less money in your wallet, you should remember that the most important thing …

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Ask Your Employer to Ease Your Gas Burden

I have seen a number of articles recently on ways for people to combat rising gas prices. One of the more practical ways coming to the fore is employers subsidizing driving costs to work or to allow employee telecommuting – i.e. working from home. The average U.S. commute is now …

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