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The Price of Gas

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The other day the price of a barrel of oil closed around $134. The next day gas prices close to my home raised prices from $3.64 to $3.73. Yesterday, oil was trading around $128 per barrel. This morning my local Kroger was charging $3.79 for a gallon of gas. I don’t get it. I mean […]

Larry Winget to be on Federal News Radio Today

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Francis Rose sent me an email this morning informing me that Larry Winget will be on Your Turn with Mike Causey today at 10 AM EST. If you want to listen in, here’s a link to the listen live section of their website. If you can’t listen to it live, you can listen to it […]

Should You Include Your University’s Endowment in Your Will?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Marketwatch’s Chuck Jaffe wrote an interesting article last week about a financial planner who is urging her clients to think twice before leaving money to their college’s endowment. From the article: Delessert’s [the financial planner] problem with Harvard is a simple one; the school has an endowment that has more than $35 billion in assets, […]

Wise Advice From Mr. Bogle: Set it and Forget it

Monday, May 26th, 2008

From today’s Houston Chronicle comes this advice from John Bogle: John Bogle, founder of the nation’s second largest mutual fund company, dismisses many of products hawked these days by financial companies as largely self-serving. His advice for investors seems to square with one popular marketing pitch: Set it and forget it. The phrase serves as […]

The Cost of the Family Cookout

Monday, May 26th, 2008

MSN Money had an interesting (and sad) article today about family cookout inflation. What I found interesting was this table: I found this table interesting, not so much for the information, but for the source of the information. Home Depot and 7 Eleven? I can’t remember the last time I purchased any cookout items from […]

OT: You Gotta See This!

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Jesse Cook is one of my favorite guitarists. Watch the video and in the link and you’ll see why. Watch the entire video and REALLY PAY ATTENTION starting at about 2:28. Here’s the link: Jesse Cook – Dance of Spring (Live) Although the version in the video is top notch, I like the version on […]

Thank You, Soldiers

Monday, May 26th, 2008

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