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December 9 2008 Home Finance Newsletter

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Money Strategies For The New Economic Reality
Are you still stuck in the 1990s? The current financial crisis and rapidly changing global economy are compelling many Americans to reassess their money management strategies.


Random American History Factoids Of The Week - Favorite Department Stores

Abercrombie & Fitch Co - In 1892, David T. Abercrombie opened a store in New York. Later, Ezra H. Fitch acquired a part of the company. In 1904, the company was incorporated as Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Bloomingdales – Joseph and Lyman Bloomingdale opened their first store in 1872 in New York.

Gimbels – Adam Gimbel established his first store in the 1870s in Wisconsin. His sons opened their first “true” department store in 1894 in Pennsylvania.

Macy’s – In 1858, Rowland H. Macy established a dry goods store which would later become the department store known as “Macy’s”.

Sears, Roebuck & Co. – Richard W. Sears established the R.W. Sears Watch Co. in Minneapolis in 1886. He later hired Alvah C. Roebuck as a watchmaker. They began a mail-order catalog business. Eventually it led to the creation of national chain of department stores, Sears, Roebuck & Co.

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