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Life Cycle

Female Professionals are Changing Consumer Spending

I recently dropped off my youngest at college for her freshman year. She’s finally free of the prison rules of high school, and can explore life as a young adult.

Markets

Invest Actively – Easy Gains are Gone

The equity markets recently reached all-time highs. Did you celebrate? Because I didn’t, and as far as I can tell, neither did anyone else. No party hats or leftover confetti

Economy

How to Shield Yourself From Housing Bubble 2.0

Waiting out Bubble 1.0 I moved to Florida in 2005, just before the housing bubble peaked. Believing that prices couldn’t remain high, we bought a smaller home than we otherwise would

Economy

If You’re At All Exposed to Muni Bonds, You Need to Read This

The housing bust was awful, particularly in Florida and other “sand states.” As the economy slowed, consumers lost their jobs, and when they couldn’t pay their mortgages, they then lost

Economy

Central Banks Might Just Crazy Enough for Helicopter Money

Central banks around the world have a common problem. They are failures. For the past eight years, central bankers worked tirelessly to generate economic activity. They pushed interest rates below
Business Cycle

Even The Twinkie Has To Adapt To A Changing World

     Rodney Johnson In 2004, Hostess Brands declared bankruptcy. At the time, I wrote that the maker of Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Snoballs was suffering because of demographic trends.
Economy

This Fourth of July, Realize You’re Only Human

I make a lot of mistakes. I choose the wrong lane in traffic jams. I pick the wrong lottery numbers. And yes, I even go in the wrong direction from

Debt

A Weird Outcome of the Fed’s Money Printing

I keep reading that the U.S. debt is out of control. That we’re spiraling toward a certain financial death, evidenced by the fact that we now owe more than 100%

Forecasts

BREXIT: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

British Prime Minister David Cameron must be frustrated with Brexit. He has long pushed for Britain to remain in the European Union (EU), but the vote is turning against him.

Economy

How Bankster Melba Acosta-Febo Is Trying To Swipe $3.5 Billion

We all know the U.S. is not a republic. If it were, then law would prevail when conflicts arise, and they’d apply equally to everyone. Although we know that’s not