Higher Teacher Salaries Won’t Improve Education

By |October 1st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , |

A few weeks ago I got into a fiery exchange on twitter with my friend TeacHer about teacher pay. She thinks teachers should be paid more, while I think overall teacher pay should remain flat or even go down. You can read TeacHer's opinion at her website if you'd like. She's a teacher and I'm not, so it may seem

Japan Might be More Screwed Than America

By |August 9th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

This is a guest post from Nelson at Financial Uproar, one of my favorite personal finance blogs. If there are any oldtimers here, this is the kind of writing I used to do (aka funny) when I started my blog two years ago. If you miss the sarcastic humor I used to inject in my posts, you'll love this one!

4 Reasons We May be Headed for a Recession

By |August 8th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: |

This is a guest post from William Cowie. He's a new personal finance blogger AND he's helping out with the Plutus Awards ceremony this year. Enjoy his guest post!!! O crap! Not again! Didn't we just have one? If any of those thoughts went through your mind when you read the headline, you're in good company. But let's cut the

Other “American Government Bubble” Investments

By |July 12th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

As you probably know by now I'm very worried about the growing American Government bubble and I believe that investing in dividend paying companies in countries with a trade surplus is the safest way to put money in the stock market. But the stock market isn't the only place to invest. If you want to ensure your money retains it

Emerging Markets are Safer than US Savings Bonds

By |July 10th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

If you believe conventional wisdom (the same "wisdom" that didn't predict the housing bubble bursting or the Great Recession) then some of the safest places to put your money are savings accounts, US Savings Bonds, CD, Treasury Bills or Treasury Bonds. The problem with conventional wisdom is that all these investments are only safe if the dollar is safe. If

Your Investments Are in Big Trouble

By |July 9th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

This is the first of a four-part series where I'm going to make some pretty unconventional investment recommendations. Today I'm going to tell you the "problem" and during the rest of the week I'm going to tell you how I think you can make money off the problem. I believe this is one of the scariest economic times in recent