Monday, February 17, 2014

People Are Still Struggling - Being Foreclosed On

The media continues to hide the dire fact that people are still on the brink of homelessness. The middle class is being stripped from existence. There soon will only be two types of people in the world. The very poor and the very rich. Where I live in Miami, Fl, you can see hoards of rich people all over the eastern areas. Most of these individuals aren't even from America. They're foreigners on vacation. If you take away all of the tourists you'll see what Miami's population is really comprised of - the working class barely making it. The college student working full time without any real idea of how he or she will lead a normal life. The middle aged person wondering where it all went wrong.

This is all thanks to the enormous amount of inflation that has took place between the years of 1935 and 2014. If you go back to see what a dollar was worth in the year 2000 in compared to what its worth today you'd be amazed.

There is a reason why grocery portions are shrinking and a meagerly rising wage does not seem to purchase a better lifestyle. Its because the dollar's buying power is not keeping up with the cost of goods. The fix to these problems don't look good for anyone. The dollar has to be dropped as a world reserve currency and our economic system has to adopt a gold backed currency. The Fed won't allow that to happen any time soon. For those that are facing foreclosure, please visit in order to seek a solution to your situation. For everyone else, good luck.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Miss Universe 2013: Media's Illusions Among Massive Desperation

Here we go again folks. While there are a growing number of people loosing their jobs and being left to fend for themselves on the streets of America, everyone else is hypnotized by what the media wants us to see: mindlessness.

What needs to be done in order to bring our real problems to light? Our politicians obviously don't care about the well being of the average American Citizen. As the crown is placed atop of Gabriela Isler's head, millions of people starve to death and vanish without a trace. What needs to be done in order to improve our economy's decaying conditions?

Even her swimsuit is worth one million dollars, this is ludicrous!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fast Cash If You're Unemployed

When you're out of a job and have no money coming in you've got to get creative and seek out ways to provide fast services to your community to make ends meet. You may need to put your pride aside but having food on the table is much better than starving proudly.

Accounting Job Interview Questions / Tips

Accounting job interview questions will center on the accountancy job requirements. Carefully study the job description or job posting for the accounts payable or accounts receivable job.This will help you to determine the specific accountancy job requirements and the type of questions you are likely to be asked. KYJ6UYYQHFFQ

Accounts Payable Clerk

What are the steps to take before you approve an invoice for payment?
Show your understanding of the invoice verification process. Go through each step in detail such as checking that goods have been received in proper condition or services rendered in a satisfactory manner. Explain the importance of each step.

What information do you require before you approve an invoice for payment?
Focus on your monitoring and checking skills. Demonstrate your understanding of the documentation required for verification before payment is made.

Tell me about an invoice discrepancy you discovered and how you resolved it.
Be specific about the type of discrepancy. Discuss the steps you took to identify and sort it out such as obtaining and checking the original order. Focus on the skills required to resolve the discrepancy such as attention to detail, problem analysis and problem resolution.

Have you ever been involved in an invoice dispute? How did you manage the problem?
Accounting job interview questions like this explore your conflict management skills. Emphasize your interpersonal skills, your maturity and your ability to stay calm in the face of difficulty. Describe the techniques you use to diffuse disputes such as asking questions to determine the reason for the dispute, not conveying blame and not becoming too emotional. Demonstrate your ability to work together with others to reach an acceptable resolution.

Explain the accounts payable cycle.
Demonstrate your knowledge of this cycle - the length of time it takes the company to pay its accounts payable - and what the implications of the length of this cycle are for the company, for example cash flow.

What accounts payable applications are your familiar with?
With accounting job interview questions like this first list the applicationsyou have used and then expand on the value of the solutions they offered to your particular business. Look at aspects such as managing vendor information, approval controls and providing payables reports.

Use this detailed Accounts Payable Job Description to help prepare for your interview.

Accounts Receivable

Detail your responsibilities in accounts receivable.

Discuss all your responsibilities. Focus on the skills and knowledge you used to perform these functions efficiently such as maintaining a high level of accuracy, good verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, problem-solving skills, computer skills and a knowledge of accounting processes.

What role did you play in collections?

Again focus on the skills and abilities you bring to the collections function. Demonstrate how you have used your good interpersonal skills, perseverance, ability to managing conflict, negotiation skills and communication ability for successful collections.

What software applications have you used for accounts receivable?

List the applications you have used and expand on the value of the solutions they offered to your particular company. Look at aspects such as tracking transactions, assessing late payments, creating past due notices and printing out relevant reports.

What information is included in a bill for services?

List the information, make sure you cover everything and highlight your attention to detail. Include a sample of a bill for service that you created in your interview portfolio.

What was your average accounts receivable days outstanding/days sales outstanding?

If relevant, discuss any corrective action taken to reduce this figure.

What are the most important goals of accounts receivable?

These goals will depend on the needs of the organization. Show how you are aware of organizational needs and then identify the appropriate goals to meet them. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of what the goals express and how they support department and company objectives. Common aspects include positively impacting on company cash cycle, increasing cash flow, reducing DSO, reducing bad debt and write offs.

Fears Grow as Millions Lose Jobless Benefits

Fears grow as millions lose jobless benefits | Reuters

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – Deborah Coleman lost her unemployment benefits in April, and now fears for millions of others if the Senate does not extend aid for the jobless.

"It's too late for me now," she said, fighting back tears at the Freestore Foodbank in the low-income Over-the-Rhine district near downtown Cincinnati. "But it will be terrible for the people who'll lose their benefits if Congress does nothing."

For nearly two years, Coleman says she has filed an average of 30 job applications a day, but remains jobless.

"People keep telling me there are jobs out there, but I haven't been able to find them."

Coleman, 58, a former manager at a telecommunications firm, said the only jobs she found were over the Ohio state line in Kentucky, but she cannot reach them because her car has been repossessed and there is no bus service to those areas.

After her $300 a week benefits ran out, Freestore Foodbank brokered emergency 90-day support in June for rent. Once that runs out, her future is uncertain.

"I've lost everything and I don't know what will happen to me," she said.

The recession -- the worst U.S. downturn since the 1930s -- has left some 8 million people like Coleman out of work.

Never Give Up

...and never surrender. Here is a video about a man's determination and struggle in his pursuit of happiness.

A portrait of a man in my neighborhood that exhibits some of the finer qualities of the Unemployed: resilience, persistence and humility. Michael Johnson (not the runner) is a survivor. 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Survive Unemployment

Watch this video for a demonstration of "How to Survive Unemployment". To complete the task, you will need:

An unemployment benefits application
Job-posting sites
Ways to bring in money

Get started with the first step: If you haven’t already, apply for unemployment, even if you don’t think you’re eligible. Studies show that many people who are entitled to collect don’t even apply.