U.S. Government Shutting Down

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-6272″ title=”WeThePeople” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/WeThePeople.jpg” alt=”” width=”349″ height=”242″ />U.S. defense companies are quietly preparing for a potential federal government shutdown in the coming months should Congress fail to pass a fiscal year 2011 budget or extend an existing continuing resolution, an analyst warned Feb. 10. With the current continuing resolution set to expire the […]


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President Paying Dead People

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-3845″ title=”Social_Security” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/social-sec-pd.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ />Here’s an idea, Uncle Sam: Stop writing checks to dead people. The government sent benefit checks to 20,000 departed Americans over three years, totaling more than $180 million — a remarkable number that provoked the Obama administration to create a government-wide “do not pay” list as […]


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`Idol Gives Back’ promises Bill Gates surprise

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-3194″ title=”TV Idol Gives Back” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/gates.jpg” alt=”” width=”399″ height=”266″ />Simon Fuller, the entertainment magnate behind “American Idol” and its charity event airing Wednesday, is trumpeting a starry lineup that includes Elton John, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood. But he played it coy when asked about the “Idol Gives Back” role of two […]


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10 Big Commercial Real Estate Busts

<h2>As acute as the pain has been in the U.S. housing market, commercial real estate has been no stranger to trouble. Here is a glimpse of some high-profile victims that have been claimed so far.</h2> 1. Stuyvesant Town & Peter Cooper Village Loan balance: $3 billion Size: N/A Location: New York, N.Y. It was the […]


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Billionaires Who Live Below Their Means

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2967″ title=”carlos-slim” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/carlos-slim.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”86″ />At least once in your life – maybe even once a week or once a day for that matter – you have fantasized about coming into a lot of money. What would you do if you were worth millions or even billions? Believe it or not there are […]


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Pay Garnishments Rise as Debtors Fall Behind

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2964″ title=”debt” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/debt.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ />When the bank sued Leann Weaver for not paying her credit card balance, her reaction was typical for someone in that situation. Personal and financial setbacks weighed her down, and she knew she owed the $2,470. So she never went to court to defend herself. She […]


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IRS Holds $1.3 Billion in Unclaimed Refunds

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2444″ title=”missing-refund” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/missing-refund.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ />Forget about your 2009 tax return for a minute. If you didn’t file one for 2006, you might be missing out on some money from back then. But you’re quickly running out of time to claim it. Three years ago, more than 1.4 million individuals apparently […]


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World’s Billionaires 2010

<strong><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2392″ title=”carlos-slim” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/carlos-slim.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ />Carlos Slim Helu takes No. 1 spot on Forbes World’s Billionaires list as a record 164 10-figure titans return to the ranking amid the global economic recovery.</strong> For the third time in three years, the world has a new richest man. Riding surging prices of his […]


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