Author Archives: Jerry M. Owens

VS International Group (HKG: 1002) seems to be using debt quite wisely

Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger supported) once said, “The biggest risk in investing is not price volatility, but the possibility that you will suffer a permanent loss of capital. So it seems like smart money knows that debt – which is usually involved in bankruptcies – is a very important factor, when […]

IPhone 13 costs: what is this free trade offer really for

With all the carriers offering sweet trade-in and upgrade deals to essentially get you a “free” iPhone 13 (or two) this year, one can’t help but wonder: what’s the best deal? In this case, that would be the deal that costs you the least but gets you the iPhone you want. Between all the convoluted […]

What to do about applying for a loan when you lose your job

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on product links from our affiliate partners. The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated the finances of many people. Maybe you’ve been fired from your job, or maybe you’re a gig […]

One in five uses the mob’s income to pay off their debt

Image source: Getty Images Share this page: Side pushing has become a way of life for many due to its many benefits. The main benefit of a side business is the ability to generate additional income that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as paying down debt. In fact, research shows that […]

CDC chief cancels agency panel, approves Pfizer boosters for frontline workers

The CDC panel’s advice followed weeks of internal disagreement and public debate between health officials and U.S. advisers. In mid-August, President Biden announced plans for a booster deployment, but scientists and regulators were quick to point out that there was little research on who could benefit and how the doses should be distributed. Acting FDA […]

It is too early to end pandemic and unemployment assistance programs

Millions of workers who relied on pandemic-era unemployment benefits are completely cut off from unemployment assistance as they recently expired on September 6. As a 44-year-old restaurant worker and also a New Haven resident, my PUA benefits were “a lifeline” of staying in my apartment, paying for utilities, and doing groceries. The state of Connecticut […]

Gone are the days of Michael Dell’s mega-acquisitions • The Register

Dell CEO Michael Dell once loved expensive acquisitions, but not anymore. Dell has ruled out major acquisitions in the future and will instead focus on partnerships for product offerings, he said in a live analyst presentation Thursday. The company that bears its name has made a series of acquisitions over the past decade as it […]

Which insurance companies don’t check credit scores?

Auto insurance rates are personalized for each individual based on a variety of factors that indicate how risky the driver is to insure. If you are wondering, “Does credit score affect auto insurance?” “, The answer is yes. When applying for coverage, your credit score is one of the common factors considered before rates are […]

Host family owner claims Times Group reporter and YouTuber failed to pay bills, now threatening him with legal action

On September 22, host family owner Aditya Dicky Singh accused YouTubers Dhiraj Singh and journalist Sahar Zaman of not paying the bills for their stay in Alsisar Nahargarh, Ranthambore. Sharing on Twitter, Singh said that Dhiraj and Sahar went to Ranthambore for a vacation. They contacted Singh, who is building an expensive host family, “The […]