Step Right Up, Get Your Stimmy Checks!

Who wouldn’t want FREE money? Politicians love it and citizens gladly accept it. Stimmy checks?? The Government Accounting Office touts, “The federal government made direct payments to individuals totaling $931billion.” That does not include student loan forgiveness or other government handouts. Now the states are getting into the act. Yahoo supplies the current scorecard, “These twenty states are sending out […]

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Money Ain’t What It Used To Be!

What is money? Baby boomers worry about retirement, workers never seem to have enough while politicians spend other people’s money recklessly to buy votes. Richard Maybury writes a terrific publication which I highly recommend. His recent issue grabbed my attention: (Emphasis mine) “Ever since President Nixon bamboozled the whole world by sabotaging the gold standard in 1971, there has been […]

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The Party’s Over!

Fed Chairman Powell tried to convince the public inflation was “transitory”. Eventually, he could no longer ignore reality. The Fed raised interest rates several times and vows to continue to do so, until inflation is stabilized at 2%. As expected, mortgage rates are skyrocketing, the real estate market is tumbling, along with the stock and bond markets. The Party’s Over! […]

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Powell Promises Affordable Housing

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates another 3/4% and promises more increases until inflation is under control. Yahoo Finance reports: “Jerome Powell just warned that the US housing market needs a ‘difficult correction’ so that folks can afford homes again: “Higher interest rates translate to bigger mortgage payments – not good news for the housing market. But cooling down housing […]

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The Disease Or Cure? Take Your Pick! (Part II)

Last week we discussed the consequences of continued high inflation. It will bring economic devastation, the dollar would lose its status as the world currency, the destruction of the middle class, and likely another Great Depression. Chuck Butler outlined what happens if the Fed flinches and doesn’t do what needs to be done – quickly: “Soon after the Fed Heads […]

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No Matter What You Call It, Storm Clouds Ahead

Academics have their code words when times get tough. Do we have high inflation? Are we in a recession, depression, or stagflation? Few people care what they call it, other than politicians who want to blame their political enemies and avoid responsibility. Both the disease and cure hurt people economically. The Fed says they target 2% inflation. When inflation started […]

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Retirement Survival – Trying to Hit a Moving Target

When it comes to retirement planning, Baby Boomers had the rug pulled out from under them by the government and Federal Reserve. For decades, Boomers worked with their financial planners, saving, investing, and strategizing – targeting their “magic number.” How much money did they need to have on their retirement day to live comfortably and enjoy their golden years? Bank […]

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