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Section 8 Options Closed Out in Many Areas

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In perhaps one of the most startling signs of the times, I found out that Section 8 housing, which may be a term unique to my native Ohio or not, but basically it is low income subsidized housing, has been completely closed out. This has been going on for […]

Is Romney an Out of Touch Billionaire?

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As I get older, I find myself aligning more with the Republican party for their more conservative fiscal and financial outlook.  I find myself less liberal with the ways that federal tax money is spent. I feel like America right now encourages too many people to not work, and […]

Experts Say Things Get Better in 2012, Will They?

I’ve got to admit, even though I am the eternal skeptic when some expert comes forward and says that this mess we are in is going to get better when every piece of financial data here and around the world flies in the face of that assumption, I have to take pause.

It’s healthy […]

What Does 2012 Hold for Your Personal Finances?

I’ve read a great deal of very interesting literature this year on where the economy is going, how to insulate yourself from any incoming torpedoes coming our way in this delicate financial system, and also on how to individually improve your own credit score as well as your overall financial situation.

By far the scariest […]

Is Gold a Good Hedge Against Economic Collapse?

I tried to find a clear cut answer to this on the internet, and was met with a couple brick walls. It seems the most safe bet against the dollar weakening and against any case of economic collapse, buying actual, physical gold boullion of coins is your safest bet.

ETF’s for gold and other […]

Just Bought “Aftershock” Book

So I’m one of the suckers that got roped into buying the book that some consider to be fear mongering at its worst called “Aftershock Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown” by the authors Robert and David Wiedemer and Cindy Spitzer.

Well, I didn’t actually buy it, but I […]

Why So Many “Numbers” Are Misleading

I find it interesting that the media, and the various organizations that are the number crunchers, like economists, federal employees who put out statistics for the government, and banks, use the numbers that they do to report various happenings in the economic landscape.

First of all, the numbers that are reported for foreclosures can […]

Tired of Fear Mongering in the News?

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of all the fear mongering and “sky is falling” stuff that’s going on in the media in the midst of all the economic ups and downs we’ve had over the past few years. One day, the sky looks clear, and some experts are saying that […]