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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What Kind Of Recession Is This?

When we left Phoenix for vacation there were “Help Wanted” signs everywhere. Most retail stores were clamoring for help. Restaurants had entire sections of unused tables because they couldn’t get help to take care of customers. Retailers complained about delivery dates; vendors couldn’t get help to keep up with order demand. It’s the same here in Indiana. Our youngest daughter […]

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Best of Dennis – Feel Discombobulated, Confused, Distracted and Betrayed? You Are Not Alone

Best of Dennis… Dennis is still on a short break spending time with his family. He will be back writing very soon, but in the meantime, here’s another article worthy of a re-read in today’s economy. This article was originally posted on August 5, 2021. Feel Discombobulated, Confused, Distracted and Betrayed? You Are Not Alone When I finished writing “Whistling […]

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What Is Normal?

The cost of renting money is going up. One pundit commented mortgage rates are approaching 6% – “things are getting back to normal.” In mid-July, CNET reported: (Emphasis mine) “Mortgage rates have been rather consistently going up since the start of this year, and are expected to climb throughout 2022. …. At the moment, inflation and the federal funds rate […]

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Investing Wisely During Inflationary Times

Our recent article, “The Fed’s Disaster Has Arrived” got some great responses. Readers agreed, the Fed’s high inflation is a disaster; investors have some real challenges protecting their money. Cash is no longer a store of wealth, but rather an asset depreciating rapidly. Richard Maybury’s recent “US & World Early Warning Report” outlines the challenges. He offered six options and […]

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