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Freelance Writer

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Location: United States of America
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Laura Bell is Freelance Writer. The Bell Business Report offers common sense business advice and how-to info for running your business. It takes the everyday headlines apart, dealing with business news, and shows you how to put that information to work for you.

We have all heard that our credit problems are because of the government. I don’t think so. Prior to the depression, the government’s attitude towards the economy (aggregate market), was to leave it alone. We all know the results.
With our world crashing about us, there is only one way not to feel hopeless. You need to have a better golden rolodex (virtual) than the next guy.
However, the only thing we are teaching our children is how to spend money. What if anything have you done to show your kids that money can make our future better? We need to learn how to put our money to work.
There has been a lot of substitution going on during the Christmas holidays. I have never seen the discount stores so crowded.
Value has been a hard concept to grasp since so many investment products (stocks, commodities and real estate property) have had their prices decrease so much.
Are they nuts? Have they not read the headlines that scare the rest of us away from real property for years?
Right now it appears as if that is doubtful. I did some research on it and discovered that there were many bailouts: different investment banks, at least 21 banks and then there is the auto industry. The total is hovering around $1 trillion.
America’s personal finance habits need an overhaul. This is not new to anyone who has seen a news headline during the past year. We, America as a whole, are in a financial mess. We haven’t a clue as to how to use logic when it comes to money.
With all the fuss about the economy being unstable will anyone else have the courage to start their own business?
Not a day goes by that there isn’t another headline about what’s happening with the credit crunch and the world’s financial crisis. Lately, it has been the Fed lowering the interest rate that’s a record-breaking low. Credit card companies are getting hit with new rules and we still don’t know what’s going to happen with the auto industry.