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A Way to Clear Out Student Debt

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Last week when I wrote to you about taking out loans for school I didn’t get to cover all the issues. My focus last week was explaining why parents shouldn’t forget about funding their retirement when trying to save for their child’s college education. This week I’d like to tackle the student loan issue from […]

The Failure of Our Government

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Monday we heard that a super committee made up of 12 members of our Congress failed to reach an agreement on how to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from the U.S. budget over the next 10 years.  This is a real tragedy because the super committee had a rare opportunity to quickly move legislation through a […]

Another Case for Term Limits

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Isn’t it bad enough that only 9% of Americans approve of Congress as far as their job performance is concerned? The latest revelation about our elected political class is enough to make most voters sick to their collective stomachs. Amazingly enough, it’s something that has been kept quiet for decades and that makes me wonder […]

The Big Yawn

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The big drama last week was the tax deal. Looks like we have another two years of the same tax regime. The markets should have rallied sharply on the news, but they didn’t. As with most “sure things” the market had already priced in the high probability of the status quo continuing. All major indices […]

Santa, Please Hide The Coal

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Spreading Some Market Cheer I hope that you all enjoyed your holidays. Apparently you were in a good mood if the latest retail sales numbers are accurate. Of course the comparisons were to rather dismal numbers last year and even more dismal numbers from the year before. But, what is encouraging is the trend. And, […]

Prepare for Gridlock…or Worse

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Tomorrow night the polls will close. There will likely be a change in the leadership of the House of Representatives and maybe the Senate. If change does occur in just the House, then the order of the day will be gridlock. Up until now the Dems have been able to push their agenda through Congress […]

Don’t Let Them Scare Grandma

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President Obama charged congress with creating a health care coverage plan for all Americans by the end of the year. So we wait… and wait… for our government to churn out a health care coverage plan that is both fiscally responsible and adequate for all. Who knows how long it will take for the government […]

 
 
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