July 2008

What Happened To Free Enterprise?

Miscellaneous

Free Enterprise: an economic system in which private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. What happened to the days when Free Enterprise reigned supreme and it was bad news when a government stepped in to take control?  Our nation is quickly becoming a “bailout nation.”  While many will argue that it […]

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Please, Do Your Own Research

Miscellaneous

I have friends who are completely anti-Obama.  I’m OK with that.  What I’m not ok with is when people make up their minds about things that they heard somewhere without ever bothering to find out themselves if it’s true or not.  A little disclaimer: I’m leaning more towards Obama at this point.  My mind is […]

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I Want To Invest In Solar

Investing

There’s big money in Solar energy.  Huge money.  Just think about it.  The world is moving towards alternative forms of energy and right now the most accepted alternate form is solar.  It’s relatively cheap and the technology has come a long way.  The only downside is the amount of “acreage” that solar consumes in order […]

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Let’s Talk About The Late Countrywide

Miscellaneous

If you own a home, pay attention to any of the business and financial news or have ever owned a home you probably know who Countrywide is.  They are of course “America’s number one home loan lender and no one can do what Countrywide can.”  Well Countrywide is no more as they’ve been purchased by […]

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Don’t Fret About Your 401(k)

Investing

I’ll be the first to admit that losing money is hard.  I’ve lost a decent chunk of change over the past several months, not only in my individual stock investments but also my 401(k) and a mutual fund.  However I’m here to tell you that you need not worry over it.  The stock market has […]

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Don’t Fall For Fraud Schemes

Personal Finance

You’ve heard the saying: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.  In this case it was regrettably much too good to be true.  It came back to bite someone in the ass and it bit quite hard.  Let me explain. I had a member come in today to talk to me about […]

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One Hundred Pushups

Miscellaneous

Have you heard about the One Hundred Pushups Challenge?  I linked to it previously on one of my weekend reading posts.  I also mentioned that I’d be bringing it up again because I’d like to take the challenge.  Well consider this the beginning of my own personal One Hundred Pushups Challenge.  I just – five […]

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