Category Archives: Personal Finance

How to Make a Million—-Get A System and Get Lazy.

You want a million dollars because you believe it will give you financial independence. You have nothing so it seems an impossible goal. Not necessarily. It can be done but it takes consistency, time and some inertia. Yes, you read the last part right. It is very important, once you have a monthly or weekly…

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Why Are So Many People Sick of Pols?

News Item: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces the state will impose a ban on fracking, a relatively new but controversial technique of extracting oil from rock. Fracking is being used in numerous states, including New York’s neighbor, Pennsylvania. What’s wrong or right with fracking? I don’t know and I don’t profess to know. However,…

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The “Disgrace” that Traps Many Young People

From childhood in many homes it is drilled into millions of impressionable young minds: “You will go to a good university. It is the pathway to almost everything that is good in life. We’ll get the money for it by borrowing.” So millions of young people, many with little understanding of what they’re doing and…

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Single people are $4.1k a year richer than those in a couple

A new survey by TotallyMoney.com ( http://petecampbell.com/img/tm-infographic-usd.jpg ) has revealed that singles are, on average, $4.1k a year better off than those of us with a better half. In fact, 52% of committed male respondents believed they’d be better off going it alone. Women, meanwhile, felt more financially secure with another half – 61% of…

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The Annual November Farce: Many Americans want no part of it

“It’s a disgrace that people don’t vote,” Mike Francesa, sports radio talk host on election day November 2014 “If you don’t vote, don’t complain,” often heard comment from the political nannies who want as many people as possible to vote so to give credence to an often sleazy system. I’ve heard the above so many…

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The Modern, Expanded Welfare State’s Math Woes, Part II

As we discussed in part one of this mini-series on the excesses of the modern welfare state, we’re all facing more taxes and potential cuts to pay for mandatory welfare programs such as Social Security. The latter, of which I once wrote a small history (https://mises.org/journals/Essays/Bresiger.pdf) has been sold to citizens based on a shakey…

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