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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What Next? And Next?: A shorthand history of America at war Part III America and the Great War (1917-1918)

President Wilson, at the outset of the war in Europe in August 1914, called for strict neutrality. “We must be impartial in thought as well as in action,” (i) he announced. He knew most Americans wanted to stay out of the war. The same was true some 25 years later at the start of World…

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Why Some Women End Up with the Wealth That Eludes Others: This holiday season will be a spending disaster for many women as well as men.

Title: Ladies With Loot: Subtitle: How They Spend, How They Save, And How to Be One Yourself! By Erica L. McCain, LUTCF (47 pages, available at Amazon.com) “Fifty percent off so buy now! You must act now to take advantage of these great offers. This is the greatest bargain sale we have ever offered! Call…

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What Next? And Next? : A shorthand history of modern America at war, Part II America Becomes an Empire

The Spanish-American War of 1898 was a turning point that dramatically changed America. The United States once had been the avowed enemy of empire. Prior to the war, president Grover Cleveland rejected war with Spain over the last pieces of her crumbling empire. William McKinley, his successor, said he would follow the same policy. In…

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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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What Next? And Next?(i): A shorthand history of modern America at war. Part I A Tradition Is Reversed

(Editor’s note: How did America go from a republic to an empire? It was a long process that continues today in our warfare/welfare state, a state whose founders included the war lover Theodore Roosevelt. Here is part 1 of a seven part series in which we will focus on how Americans rejected or forgot their…

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