Thursday, July 5, 2012

WALMART–taking down America or providing cost breaks? Shocking business report!

All over the country, independent retailers are going out of business because they cannot compete with Wal-Mart and their super cheap Chinese products.  Often communities will give Wal-Mart huge tax breaks just to move in to their areas.  But what many communities don't take into account is that the introduction of a Wal-Mart is often absolutely devastating to small businesses....

A study of small and rural towns in Iowa showed lost sales for local businesses ranging from -17.2% in small towns to -61.4% in rural areas, amounting to a total dollar loss of $2.46 BILLION over a 13-year period.

When we buy stuff made by people working for slave labor wages in China, we destroy good paying American jobs and we make America poorer.  This is a point that I have tried to make over and over.

Wal-Mart often tells one thing to the public and then does another thing in private.  Sadly, the truth is that Wal-Mart does not care about U.S. manufacturing jobs.  Wal-Mart just wants to get products as cheaply as they possibly can, and most of the time that means getting them from China.

Just check out this first-hand testimony from an 81-year-old retired apparel manufacturer....

I was president of the Southwestern Apparel Manufacturers Association. There was a meeting sometime between 1985 and 1990. Walmart had contacted our organization and asked if they could meet with us at our beautiful Apparel Mart we had here in Dallas, which has now been razed, because all the independent merchants don’t exist that used to com


Depp and former SO Paradis had blazing fights- what went wrong?

Since their recent announcement of splitting up, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have gone their separate ways. Johnny Depp has been dating Amber Heard and fans are left wondering - "what happened?" 4th of July explosions mimic the fights that Depp and Paradis are reported to have according to Wednesday's US Weekly exclusive report.
What went wrong with Depp and Paradis seems to be the same thing that goes wrong with many couples – se  >>>> Keep reading here>>>>>
The above article includes a bit of  personal observation.  We all know that money plays a significant role in the health of a marriage. How people handle personal finances - whether the amount is large or small affects people around them. In this case it is not directly money but the career that becomes an issue.

Please feel free to comment on the article and share your personal opinion.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FORBES lists the best businesses to start now! Get financially free


NOTE: Self employment is hard, it has special challenges and is not for the faint of heart. Self Employment CAN give you lots of freedom, a better work environment and the potential to become financially independent.


Click on the image to be directed to the Forbes article.