Mar 2nd 2010 9:03AM If the home was in such poor condition, as stated by Rubenstein. Why would he, and his family have even stayed. Sounds like this guy is just lookin for an excuse to get some of his rent money refunded.
Nov 19th 2009 8:59PM This will no doubt be an interesting battle. I buy from Amazon, and I find great deals. However, the closer the Holidays get, the more likely consumers are going to choose Wal-Mart. Unless you plan to really start shopping early. I don't see many consumers buying large big ticket items like plasma T.V's etc from Amazon, due to shipping costs, shipping time, and possible damage caused while in transit. Not to mention, having to return an item to Amazon.
This Holiday shopping season will prove to be rather interesting for all retailers . As their total sales, are truly going to be all about PRICE and quality of merchandise.
And I don't think consumers are going to fall for the retailers crap of a 300% mark up on an item, and then only offer a 20%-30% off discount.
Oct 6th 2009 8:55AM Any corporation or business that has received TARP funding can not afford to pay excessive salaries and bonus's in the first place. It is not up to the American tax payers/people and or our Government to financially subsidize ANY CEO's salary. If these corporations don't want the Government, or tax payers involved in their private corporate financial business. Then don't ask for tax payers or Government financial help in the first place. If it wasn't for tax payer and Government welfare money, most likely non of these over paid a$$holes would even have a job, by this time.
Sep 24th 2009 4:14PM Gee, and who loaned this guy all those millions? Let me guess? I'm going to guess BANKS did. And who's job was it to check and make sure all the information on the loan docs was accurate? The BANKS mortgage/loan underwriters. But hey, why look to close at all the financial details this guy submitted. That could cause the bank to lose their closing cost fees, all that money the bank would make on the loan interest, and don't forget all the money the Real Estate Agents and brokers would lose on sales. So, why are the lenders upset this guy's now defaulting. Its the greedy lenders/BANKS own fault. Thats gotta be some chunk of change, in lost interest revenue for the BANKS every month. Not to mention putting a little dent perhaps in lenders salary's and bonus's fund.
Aug 19th 2009 9:02PM I'm surprised Michael wasn't cremated and auctioned off in little1/4 ounce ash packs on eBay. Get him buried. Its enough already.
Aug 19th 2009 2:18AM Billions in TRAP funding for GM, AIG, Chrysler, and the banks, etc. Now billions more for commercial real estate loan modifications. I'd like to know when some of this money is actually going to be used for and by the American people who really need the financial help.
We bailed out the banks, then the banks turn around and screw consumers/tax payers over by slashing lines of credit, raising credit card APR interest rates to as high as 27.99% The residential mortgage modification program really has not worked as expected. The homeowners who really needed the loan modifications, could not qualify. But the banks made millions if not billions on non refundable refi/modify application fees. Now we have cash for clunkers and all this program is doing, is causing consumers to go into more debt buying new cars, and making more money for the automakers. Meanwhile Americans are still losing their homes to foreclosure, jobs are still being lost, home values are still going down in many areas, credit/lending continues to be very tight. But our Government continues to pump billions of dollars into corporate, commercial, and private business's. When in fact, it was the average American, who by spending their hard earned money. Helped financially build and kept all these mega multi billion dollar business's/corporations financially surviving in the first place.
Aug 11th 2009 8:34PM I like this lawyer. I wonder if he's up to handling a class action suit against the banks, for extorting money from consumers on their APR interest rates?
Aug 11th 2009 10:09AM Why cant congress just have the current aircraft refurbished.
Let's face it. The older jets, just like cars, are far better built then newer ones.
And I don't want to hear congress wants newer jets in order to save fuel. If you can afford to buy a jet. You shouldn't be worried about the cost of fuel.
Aug 10th 2009 10:42AM If your bank pulls this crap on you. Just close the account, and open an account at another bank. However, it really is one's own fault for allowing their checking account funds to diminish to the point of causing an overdraft in the first place.
And you need to keep in mind that many credit card issuers are changing billing dates, and APR rates. So, if you have an automatic monthly bill payment deduction set up. You really need to watch for changes in your due dates and perhaps increased payment amounts, due to APR rate increases. Your best bet is to keep a minimum of $100.00 in your checking account at all times. That you don't need.
Aug 7th 2009 2:36PM The only way to stop this excessive spending by our Government is much like you stop your child from excessive,unnecessary spending. Cut off their allowance.
I'm starting to wonder if mental competency is a concern, and an issue that "we the people" should seriously consider, or perhaps even demand be addressed, regarding a our senators and members of congress.