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What You Should Know About the Durbin Amendment

Written by David Jones on October 1, 2015


Way back in 2010, the United States was still reeling from the 2008 recession, and Congress desperately needed to do something to help struggling Americans recover. With the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Obama Administration thought they nailed it. Boasting the most significant changes to governmental financial regulation since the 1930s, Dodd-Frank strove to prevent further costly bailouts and future financial crises with a variety of provisions on the operations of financial institutions, not the least of which is outlined in the Durbin Amendment. (more…)

6 Great Careers for Mom

Written by 9rules Blog on October 1, 2015

In the old days, the mother of the family rarely worked. In most cases, the father’s income was considered enough to handle all of the expenses and care for the family. However, circumstances are different now. Many households can’t survive without two incomes, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of mothers work, both because they have to and because they want to.

Being a career woman is an exciting prospect, even if you have kids at home to care for. But finding a job that allows you to balance both work and home life can be a challenge. You need a job that’s flexible enough to make time for your kids while also enabling you to keep up with your work commitments. That’s why it’s important to be very selective about the career you choose. Whether you already have a family, or you’re looking to start one in the near future, these careers could be an ideal start. (more…)

8 Innovative Products You’ve Never Seen Before

Written by 9rules Blog on September 29, 2015

The viral nature of social media and the internet make it nearly impossible for things to fly under the radar; however, things do occasionally go undetected. And after reviewing this list of innovative, genius, and downright crazy products, you’ll wonder how you never heard about any of them.

Bicycle blinkers.

Cyclists have always relied on hand signals and acute awareness when making right or left turns on roads and heavily trafficked pathways. There is another option, though. BlinkerGrips can be installed onto any standard set of handlebars and come integrated with bright LEDs that can be utilized as turning indicators and side markers. Safe, practical, and easy to use, this innovation makes a great addition to any bike.

bicycle blinkers

How to Help Teens Cope With Peer Pressure

Written by 9rules Blog on September 23, 2015

Many teenagers today struggle with their emotions and relationships that affect the different aspects of their lives. Experts say this is a normal part of puberty as these youngsters experience the changes in their body and decide on the types of people they want to connect with.

Unfortunately, while teens are in the process of choosing the people to be with, they also go through the so-called peer pressure. As they enter a new chapter of their lives, some teens they meet and get acquainted with may force them to do things they’re not comfortable doing.

teens in discussion

Some even go to the extent of challenging their peers to do risky things. A study by Columbia University researchers, for example, showed that children are six times more likely to have had a drink if they have friends who often drink alcohol. (more…)

Tips for Building Trust with In-Laws

Written by 9rules Blog on September 22, 2015

Getting married means establishing a long-term relationship not only with your partner but as well as with the parents and siblings of your other half. In short, you need to connect with your in-laws whether you like it or not.

It’s true that initially, there would be awkward moments particularly on the part of the new member who’s still trying to fit in the existing family. Many married people would agree that it’s never easy melding into a new family particularly when your spouse have close ties with his parents and siblings.

holidays with inlaws

Unfortunately, when this awkwardness does not fade through time, the in-laws can become the cause of a couple’s problems onward. This is a common issue but one which can easily be solved as long as the spouses make an effort to create a favorable relationship with both of their families. (more…)