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Have You Been Listening?

Gold went bonkers last week – strange when you consider it was on the back of a major power shift in Washington. Aren’t the Republicans running on a deficit reduction platform? Gold certainly doesn’t buy into that idea or promise, [...]

November 8, 2010 Freedom by Friday

Put Down That Brand

Did your nose crinkle a bit in disgust when you read the title of this article? Mine did but I think that’s a family trait I inherited from my Godmother.  Thanks Aunt Jeanie. Moving on… But seriously the thought of [...]

September 29, 2010 Easy Street

The New Age Piggy Bank

Reaching Your Short Term Financial Goals… Quickly July… The month when America turns a year older. It also marks the midpoint of your fiscal year. With half the year gone by already it’s a good time to do a check [...]

July 7, 2010 Easy Street
What The Insiders Are Doing

What The Insiders Are Doing

If You’re Not on The Inside…. Another week, another new 52-week high for the US stock market. It doesn’t pay to be short right now considering that all these companies are reporting stellar results, first Intel, then JP Morgan and [...]

April 19, 2010 Freedom by Friday
The Name is Bond…Treasury Bond

The Name is Bond…Treasury Bond

The 10-year Treasury bond hovered around 4% recently, and the 30-year bond is trading within a couple-dozen basis points of 5%. What inflation? A year ago, people were flocking to the safety of negative returns on short term paper to [...]

April 12, 2010 Freedom by Friday
Hold On To Those Commodities

Hold On To Those Commodities

According to the Fed, inflation is virtually non-existent in the US. Overcapacity, slack demand, high unemployment all point to a weak environment for prices. Is that right? Since most commodities are priced in US Dollars, it’s been a fairly easy [...]

April 5, 2010 Freedom by Friday
To Beat Inflation, You Must First Recognize Its Face.

To Beat Inflation, You Must First Recognize Its Face.

“A student at Freiburg University ordered a cup of coffee at a cafe. The price on the menu was 5,000 Marks. He had two cups. When the bill came, it was for 14,000 Marks. “If you want to save money,” [...]

March 29, 2010 Freedom by Friday

Voting for Oblivion

My dear friend, welcome back. Let’s kick off with two quotes of past and present to set the scene for this week’s cheery little ode: “The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” – [...]

February 22, 2010 Freedom by Friday
The Ugly Black Swans

The Ugly Black Swans

Wait! Before you groan at the thought of hearing yet another rant and reckoning from that pessimistic (realistic) pundit, Mark Patricks, this week is a little different… This week I’m being somewhat contrarian on my contrarian stance. Yes, I was [...]

February 1, 2010 Freedom by Friday
Debt: A Love Story

Debt: A Love Story

Welcome back to one of the last bastions of sanity, logic, and truth remaining in the world… What do a scorn woman and debt have in common? Answer: they are both on a relentless quest to slowly and insidiously destroy [...]

January 18, 2010 Freedom by Friday