Category Archives: Personal Finance

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

Americans and Western European taxpayers beware. You’re behind on your bills. If your government continues its reckless spending, you and your children and your children’s children will be on the hook. They will have to pay more in taxes and get less from your cradle to grave welfare state. The welfare state’s free and easy…

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“No Need to Think—We’ll Spend Your Money for You!”

Many people want to hijack more and more of your money, especially when they’re sure that you haven’t a clue! Often it is the government, with its endless spending, futile welfare programs, poorly run transit services and ill-moral, often useless, wars that we pay for in countless ways for generations and generations. And, even in…

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