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You Don’t Always Get What You Want…

Sometimes you get what you need. It’s funny and it’s not. Home sales are plunging again, durable goods sales slowing, and the markets are running scared. If this is news to you, then you haven’t been paying attention to what we’ve been saying. This is what a train wreck looks like in slow motion. It […]

Retirement and Spending: A Co-Dependent Relationship

Retirement

Whether you are 25 or 65 your retirement has been affected by the current economic downturn. People in every financial class have lost a significant amount from their financial portfolio. Most people are afraid they’ve lost too much money to retire early or even on time. It’s important to realize that when you can afford […]

What’s That Ringing Sound?

Is that a bell I hear? The pundits are out in full force. Negative news abounds. Jobless claims have now risen to the level of last November. Those two awful words “double-dip” are now more famous than Dairy Queen could have ever dreamed. But, wait…it’s never that easy. I must admit I have been on […]

A 24-hour Cash monster…

A Legitimate Multi-Trillion Dollar Market at Your Fingertips 7:01 AM Dear Entrepreneur: The Treasury bond futures market is a 24-hour cash monster of more than $45 trillion! The best part about this market is you can start making money fairly quickly. I know what you’re thinking: “That sounds great Marc, but what about someone with […]

Same Advice I Gave My Brother

Bigger Home, Bigger Bills My family and I recently moved into a new house. We’ve been busy decorating and finding the perfect place for all of our knick-knacks. New homes are fun and get the creative juices flowing. American home owners move, on average, every five to seven years due to major life changes. I […]

Helicopter Ben’s At It Again

Federal reserve

Was it really a surprise that the US Federal Reserve decided to pursue a course of greater easing of monetary supply at its meeting last week? The market certainly was caught by surprise, which in itself is surprising considering that nothing the Fed does these days is really a surprise to begin with. Bernanke, the […]

Is It Smart to Buy?

“Do You Have a Formula When Considering a Business Purchase”? Question: I’m considering several businesses for purchase. I know you prefer starting businesses from the ground up. But time is an issue for me, and I would rather buy. Do you have a formula when considering a business acquisition? W.T. Golden Valley MN 6:47 AM […]

The Difference between the Wealthy and the Poor

One of the biggest differences between the wealthy and most other people is that the wealthy earn interest and everyone else pays interest. They earn interest by making their money work for them, instead of working for money. To make my money work hard for me I look to get the biggest return on my […]

Are We Japan Part II?

Dollar vs Yen

That is a question that has been floating around for a few weeks now. Are we headed for the same type of deflationary cycle that has gripped Japan for more than 20 years now? I certainly hope not and I don’t think we are. But, we may suffer a mini Japan before this is all […]

Your Weekend Business Blueprint

How to Make $40,000 Over the Next 12 Months Doing Something You Love 8:12 AM Dear Entrepreneur: You can make $40,000 (or more) over the next 12 months as a freelance graphic artist or designer. Hang on…now hear me out… you don’t have to be Picasso… or even have previous training in art and design […]

Fees Upon Fees

Airplane

Do the airlines think we are dumb? They rightfully charge us to fly us across the country and around the world, but they don’t expect us to bring anything with us when we go? Most of us blindly assumed we would be able to travel with the stuff we’ll need for our trip. Instead airlines […]

Let’s Hope So…

Slow Growth Ahead…Let’s Hope So! GDP numbers came in last week. Growth was slower than expected at 2.4%. Nothing to write home about but not surprising if you have been reading this column of late. In fact, I don’t even pay attention to the number because it’s just not a true reflection of what is […]

 
 
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