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Obama Added Over $1 Trillion in Red Ink in Fiscal 2014

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By – Mike Fuljenz The federal government’s fiscal year ended last week, on September 30.  The accounting is dismal.  Even though 2014 has been a booming year in the economy, with rapidly rising (+8.5%) tax collections, the total federal debt... Read More

Asian Gold Demand Continues to Rise

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By – Mike Fuljenz The rising U.S. dollar has dampened the gold price and created negative sentiment in the U.S., but gold has not fallen much in most other currencies, and demand continues to rise in most Asian gold markets: In China, the Shanghai Gold... Read More

Who Will Inherit Your Debt When You Die?

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from – Credit.com - by Gerri Detweiler Most of us would love to be able to leave a nice inheritance to our spouse, kids, grandkids or other loved ones. However, many baby boomers who have seen their net worth dip below zero in recent years will instead... Read More

2014′s Best and Worst Places to Retire

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from – WalletHub.com – by Richie Bernardo After decades in the workforce, it seems only natural for retirees to expect financial security in their Golden Years. But gone are the days when Americans looked forward to a worry-free retirement. Many... Read More

How to Prepare for Retirement on a Low Income

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 by Emily Brandon Saving for retirement is especially difficult when you are earning a small salary. However, there are a variety of ways you can begin building a nest egg, even if you are receiving small paychecks. Here are some strategies to invest for... Read More

10 Dumb Deals We All Fall For

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Did you get a great bargain last week? Hate to tell you, but if it fell into one of these 10 categories, it was probably a dumb deal. from – Money Talks News – by Marylene LaPonsie As a smart shopper, you probably spend lots of time searching for... Read More

Did “ Interest Rate Fears Trample Gold ” Last Week?

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By – Mike Fuljenz Last week’s Wall Street Journal featured a post-mortem on gold’s decline with the headline, “Interest-Rate Fears Trample Gold.” The two loaded words in the middle of that headline (Fears Trample) was somewhat inaccurate. The... Read More

Childhood Reading – the Key to a Better, Stronger (and Richer) America

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By – Mike Fuljenz The tragic American reading proficiency deficit is a moral and financial imperative for all Americans to recognize, address and correct.  Among the world’s 30 richest nations, the U.S. ranks 17th in reading skills although we rank... Read More

The Cost of Caregiving

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When you decide to take care of an aging parent on your own, the decision often comes from both an emotional and a practical place. Of course you want to make the most of these years with mom or dad, and doing so can seemingly save you money in the long run.... Read More

Retirement On The Road

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By Jane Kenny -  Many Americans who want to travel the country when they retire have decided to do it in an RV because it’s fun and affordable. And, the retirees who are full-time RVers (with no stationary home) are actually adding to their... Read More

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