Savvy Investor Don’t Get Fooled

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! – Walter Scott When I taught in night school my professor insisted I attend a full-day conference on “Effective Teaching Methods”. The speaker list was full of well accredited academics. The morning consisted of 3-4 speakers outlining their intellectual theories. They rambled on, under the illusion the […]

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Rubbers, Runways, Robbers & Rewards

Consumers love rewards programs, whether it’s cash back, free miles or a free dessert at their local eatery. They’re generally a tit-for-tat, you do business with them and they reward you for doing so. Our article, “Does Government Debt Really Matter?” generated interesting responses. Subscriber Bob O. lamented how our government is borrowing billions and wasting it. He sent a […]

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Some Young People Are Catching On!

The Cambridge University computer crashed when famous physicist, Steven Hawking published his doctoral thesis. He says, “Each generation stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before them, just as I did as a young Ph.D. student in Cambridge, inspired by the work of Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, and Albert Einstein.” “Each generation goes further than the generation […]

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A Fly (Spy) On The Wall

The conversation started when daughter Holly asked, “Are you really going to drive for over six hours to meet a guy for lunch?” “Yep!” I said. My wife Jo chimed in, “Dennis is good friends with Chuck Butler who retired from EverBank and writes the Daily Pfennig. They will probably spend 1 1/2 hours solving all the problems of the […]

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It’s Time To Fess Up!

I recently interviewed Jeff Clark about using gold as an inflation hedge. Jeff asked why I never write about gold stocks. I own several – time to fess up! Why don’t I write about gold stocks? I don’t recommend stocks, I know my limitations. You can make a lot of money with gold stocks, but you better know what you […]

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Make Your Milestones Count!

The Florida Keys are a special part of the world. Longtime residents, referred to as conchs (pronounced conks) have a unique and different culture – a much simpler, laid-back, and relaxed lifestyle. The Keys are a series of islands connected by one road, US-1. The drive from the Florida mainland to Key West is a beautiful, memorable one, across 42 […]

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Don’t Buy Green Bananas!

Legendary congressional veteran Claude Pepper was a spokesman for the elderly. One of his often-copied quotes applies today: “A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, at my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.” Today his comments apply not only to stocks but also bonds and Certificates of Deposit […]

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