Category Archives: Personal Finance

The Bulls Will Keep Running

The sun will come out for investors in 2019 even though the stock market recently has been beat up, going down more than 10 percent. That was the message of several analysts in the past week. They say the bull market in stocks, that began a decade ago after the crash of 2008, shows no…

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Are You an American in Trouble?: The Retirement Savings Crisis in America

I know this subject seems ridiculous for millions of young and middle-aged people. They say retirement is decades away so why be concerned? The issue seems small now, but in a just a few years it could become huge. Indeed, the problem of retirement saving, or just saving enough so you can achieve financial independence…

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Workers Are Finding an Extra $700 a Month: Lots of Americans now have what are called “side hustles.”

Your boss often knows or suspects that you have another gig. It is an employers’ dilemma. Workers leave the office each day, then they work elsewhere. Some don’t earn enough so increasing numbers moonlight because of the limitations of their primary job. Those are some of the conclusions of several surveys that find millions of…

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Work from Home in Your Jammies

If you now have technical skills, you’re in the driver’s seat and you don’t even have to leave your driveway. Indeed, for some workers this is their time to hit pay dirt, a $100,000 annual salary, along with numerous benefits such as telecommuting. FlexJobs, an online employment agency, points to 15 categories of in demand…

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What I’m Reading: The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition

By Jonathan Tepper, with Denise Hearn (Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 286 pages) The U.S. government’s anti-trust efforts have been failing. Less competition and greater inequality are the result of the government not enforcing the rules against cartels, which can then pay us less as workers and charge us more for their products than if we…

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Will You Be a Chump or a Champ This Holiday?

Many credit card users will pay through the nose this holiday season. They’ll spend months, maybe even a year, paying for this holiday cheer. They will impoverish themselves and help make card companies more profitable. Why? doesn’t want you to be one of them. We want you to be a sagacious cardholder who makes…

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