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

Paul Ryan is a Fiscal Liberal

By |April 26th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , |

If you've listened to 37 seconds of Rush Limbaugh then you've surely heard him criticize Barack Obama for being a socialist. If you've watched 83 seconds of Fox News, you've certainly heard Republican politicians lambasting Barack Obama and other Democrats for expanding the size of government. And yes, Barack Obama has absolutely increased the size of the federal government. In

Get Ready for Increased Electricity Prices

By |March 28th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , |

Think about how much you pay for electricity right now. Now think about paying 1.25 times that much. Or maybe 2 times that much. Heck, maybe five times that much. I don't know how much more expensive power will become, but you can bet your patootie it's gonna go up soon thanks to the EPA. Coal is responsible for 54%

It’s Time to Legalize Marijuana

By |March 21st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , |

When I was in high school and college, the topic of marijuana legalization was a popular one. And for a long time I disregarded the people arguing for legalization. I really didn't even listen to their argument, because everyone I knew who would take the pro-marijuana stance was someone who used the stuff. I always saw a conflict of interest

Michigan Gives Food Stamps to Lottery Winner

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

Have you heard about Amanda Clayton? She's the $1 million lottery winner who is using food stamps to buy groceries. A lot of people are furious that she would have the audacity to continue receiving benefits after winning so much money. Look at some of the comments on the original article: Those are some pretty hash words. Before we go

If You Want Birth Control Then Buy it Yourself

By |February 28th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , |

I've heard just about enough about this fight over the Obamacare mandate that all heath insurance must provide birth control without a co-pay. It's even spreading into the personal finance world with Sandy's article Stay Out of My Uterus. I need to address it because if I don't my head is going to explode! If you don't want to read