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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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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Accumulating Wealth During Inflationary Times

During my working career, I was fortunate to become close friends with many very successful people. Tom (fictitious name) fit that mold. We had each other’s home phone numbers and talked regularly. Tom was a high-level vice president of a major corporation and was the speaker at a banquet for our training class. He asked me to stay when the […]

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Best of Dennis – Student Loans: A Multi-Generational Curse

Best of Dennis… Dennis is still tending to his health and hopes to be back writing very soon. Here’s another article I felt was relevant and worthy of a re-read. This article was originally posted on February 23, 2017. Student Loans: A Multi-Generational Curse For many, student loan debt is a giant step backward. Is it possible to get a […]

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Does Inflation Really Help Debtors?

I recently interviewed Chuck Butler about winners and losers during inflationary times. I began with: “Historically inflation hurt creditors and helped debtors as they are paying back their obligations in much-depreciated dollars. I’ve had readers ask about borrowing money to invest. Chuck, that concerns me. Many of our readers are baby boomers or retired. …. Are you in the camp […]

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You Can Take Your Life Back!

Anyone remember the commercials for “Friendly Bob Adams” of Household Finance? They advertised “debt consolidation loans”. Bring all your payment booklets, pay off your debts and consolidate them into one loan with a lower monthly payment. Theoretically it took the pressure off those living from paycheck to paycheck, up to their eyeballs in debt. A friend worked there and often […]

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Who Owns You?

Richard Maybury grabbed my attention: “Think about it. There are really only two choices. Either you will own you, or someone else will.” I’ve subscribed to Richard’s “U.S & World Early Warning Report” for years. I re-read the section about capitalism and socialism. Here are some tidbits: (my highlights) “Laissez-faire (less-aa-fair) is from the French laissez nous faire – leave […]

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Surprise! Surprise! American Car Payment Delinquencies Set Record

Former Fed Chairs, Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke took great credit for steering the world recovery from the great recession. When something good happens, it’s a result of their masterful strategic planning. Why are they totally surprised when negative news gets reported? The Business Insider headline blared, “A record 7 million Americans have stopped paying their car loans, and even […]

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