Government

It seems that personal finance bloggers like to poke fun at the giant financial mess called California.    We have one of the highest unemployment rates (12.4%), our housing market collapsed and don’t forget the humongous state budget deficit of $26 billion. A lot of that deficit is caused by generous state employee pensions.  Cities have the […]

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The state of California is on a mission to increase utilization of food stamps.    Even though the unemployment rate is over 12%, only one state has a lower participation rate in the federal program than the Golden State. Less than half of the eligible residents are participating in the current nutrition program for several reasons.  […]

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I Want Another Choice

by Kay Lynn

Next month Californians will elect the next governor.  It’s not a good time to take the helm.  As of October 1, we still didn’t have a budget for the current fiscal year as politicians battle over how to resolve a $20 billion (yes billion) deficit. Despite the dire economic status two candidates are battling it […]

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There’s been a lot of discussion, pro and con, in the blogosphere regarding the health care reform. By the time it passed many of us weren’t sure what was in the final bill.  Here’s an infographic that describes what’s included and when it comes into effect. Infographic by HealthInsuranceProviders.com: Compare health insurance options from many different providers!

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Mr. Boomer always gives me the mail that isn’t personally addressed to him (which means I get 90% of it).  When we got an envelope from the U.S. Census Bureau last week I thought it was THE census form every American household will receive this Spring. Nope, my address was randomly selected to receive the […]

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