The Best Years Become the Worse Years: The lack of financial literacy destroys millions of Americans

My wife, Suzanne Hall, and I, now in our 60s, often see the financial misery of our friends all around us these days. Unfortunately, it is a subject we often discuss, as we review the financial woes of various friends and co-workers. A friend of ours heading toward 60, who has always had good jobs…

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16 Things You Can Do To Stop Your Identity Being Stolen

Click on the interactive flowchart below to find out 16 Things You Can Do To Stop Your Identity Being Stolen. View Interactive Version (via Choice Loans).

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The Scourge of America: Using the power of government to change culture

The government message is clear: Don’t save or invest. Go to the nearest casino, but buy some lottery tickets on the way. It’s the television commercial that is difficult to escape, yet it is a disturbing reflection of how Americans are changing. A seeming frivolous young man goes into a store and decides to buy…

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Another Reason Why People Flee the Big Apple: The rent is still too damn high in New York City

Living in New York City, with its high taxes that are part of the rents we pay, is becoming more difficult. Indeed, millions of city’s residents who don’t own a home here are now “rent burdened” and the problem has dramatically increased, a new report says. Rent burdened means a renter pays a large part…

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What’s Wrong with Baseball, Part IV: Why Can’t the Players Play the Whole Game?

Trailing by a run late in the game. A team is down to a precious few outs and desperately needs to tie. The first batter in an inning gets on. He singles or doubles. Now let’s bunt him over, either into scoring position or to third base so he can score on an out. Baseball…

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The Sorrows of Empire: Reading the memoirs of a former American Mars.

“Duty, Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” the recent controversial book by former defense secretary Robert M. Gates, is a disturbing book. It is disturbing whether you are supporter of President Obama or an Obama hating republican or just someone who doesn’t fit into any category like me: a liberty-loving person who admires the trade-oriented,…

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