Entries from July 2009

Cash for Clunkers Suspended

Date July 31, 2009

UPDATE: The House of Represenatatives this morning approved $2 Billion in additional funding for Cash for Clunkers, in an effort to avoid suspension. Still waiting for the Senate.

Chrysler Jumps on Cash for Clunkers Bandwagon

Date July 22, 2009

In an effort to boost sales of its 2009 fleet, Chrysler has announced it will offer up to $4,500 cash on most 2009 model vehicles. This incentive is valid through Aug. 31, 2009. This is double what is offered by the Cash for Clunkers program, which starts Friday July 24th. Here’s how it works: When you trade […]

California DMV Vehicle Registration Fees Increased

Date July 15, 2009

The State of California is in financial trouble, that’s a fact. One of the ways they are trying to help the State budget is to increase our annual car registration fees. Here is a press release I just received from DMV with more information: If you recently received a renewal letter for your vehicle registration, you […]

Teach Your Kids to be Smart Shoppers!

Date July 13, 2009

Like it or not, your kids are part of a huge consumer group. They influence billions of dollars in purchasing power each year, and advertisers spend billions of dollars marketing directly to them. If your toddler is already singing, “I’m lovin’ it”, that’s no coincidence. How can you teach your children to be smart shoppers?