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The Value of Christmas

I’m one of “those people.” I travel with the family every year on Thanksgiving and the day after I am playing Christmas music in the car. The kids, who have

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What a Fiscally Responsible Stimulus Program Looks Like

Harry S. Dent | Monday, December 17, 2012 >> Enough now! It’s time to get real. Here’s what we need done to get this once-great country back on track:  

Social Security

Were you looking to collect Social Security Benefits?

Rodney Johnson | Friday, December 14, 2012 >> There’s a lot of talk about Social Security benefits right now. The long run debt and annual deficits are finally big enough

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Why a Tax Hike on the Top 2% Will Hurt Us All

The fiscal cliff continues to loom ever nearer while the powers-that-be battle over the best way to save us. Scratch that. They’re not interested in finding the best way to

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Economists Just Don’t Grasp the Power of Demographics

I had a debate recently on Maria Bartiroma’s “Closing Bell” show with Ron Insana. He’s a major contributor to CNBC. I’ve watched Ron over the years and I like him.

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Black Friday is Now a Retailer’s Nightmare

  There is ONE day a year every retailer used to wait for with tingling anticipation… but not anymore. The giddy feelings have been replaced with hard dread… The day

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

I guess it wasn’t enough to get all the benefits… now those 55 years and older are taking all the work as well! The recent jobs figures came out the


The Hallmark of Deflation

Rodney Johnson | Monday, November 12, 2012 >> We, as homeowners and consumers, are guilty. For years I’ve railed against the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for including the change


Who Wins from Deflation?

Harry S. Dent | Friday, November 9, 2012 >> We wrapped up our bi-annual Demographics School conference yesterday. Exciting stuff. It was a great pleasure to meet and talk to


What Leno Layoffs Say About Deflation

You know times are tough when the number one rated show in its time slot is firing people. Not only does the Tonight Show consistently win its time slot, it