The Never Ending Campaign

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

There is an on-going campaign that never seems to end. The players are constantly seeking votes. The constituents are constantly seeking satisfaction and fulfillment of campaign promises. There are stump speeches and celebrity endorsements. There are good guys and there

The National Money Hole?

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Not a long post today, but a video from the Onion News Network. In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole? About the author Ron has written 1126 articles on The Wisdom Journal. The founder

The Mortgage Meltdown Signs Were There All Along

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Tweet Why do so many politicians suddenly look indignantly at the President and his Administration when they were warned repeatedly about the potential collapse of the mortgage markets, yet failed to do anything about it? For many years the President

The FTC Is Watching Out For You

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

I recently received an email from the Assistant Director in the Consumer & Business Education at the Federal Trade Commission (who knew they read my blog?), informing me about a new resource to help you and me avoid charity fraud.

Suggestions for Bernie Madoff’s Punishment

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Chances are pretty good that one of the biggest financial crimes in modern history will essentially go unpunished. I mean, c’mon, minimum security white collar prison? Hammering out license plates, watching television and taking stoles through the yard doesn’t sound

Standard of Living: The Next Bubble To Pop?

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Tweet We so quickly forget how good we have it. Between instant communications via cell phone or “push to talk,” big screen hi-def televisions, the latest in pharmaceutical advancements, more leisure time than we can use, houses that are 3

Smart Moves and Hedges in a Bad Economy

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

When the economy turns sour, it’s smart to think in terms of hedging your bets. A smart “hedge” concentrates on reducing the risk of negative events by taking an offsetting position or by making plans in the event those negative

21 Sure Signs Your Bank Is About To Fail

June 2, 2017 Mike 0

Bank failure is a serious concern nationwide. But how do you tell if your bank is on the brink? There are many “financial” signs, but I think there are some more reliable indications: 1. They have an incessant need to