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Is This Graphic Troubling to You?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Take a look at this graphic I found in an article in today’s Wall Street Journal: Of course things could change (and they probably will) but if this graphic is true, the U.S. is on track to have government debt equal to about 110% of GDP (it looks like it was around 63% in 2007 […]

A Review of the Cuisinart Fully Automatic Burr Grind & Brew Coffeemaker

Friday, July 31st, 2009

On July 7, I decided to program my old Cuisinart Grind & Brew so that I would have coffee ready when I woke up the next morning. I had noticed for several months that water would pool under the coffeemaker after I brewed a pot of coffee. I thought the water leaked during the brewing […]

22 Investment Maxims from Sir John Templeton

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Looking through Peter Krass’ The Book of Investing Wisdom*, I came across a 22 Investment Maxims from Sir John Templeton. For those of you who don’t know, Sir Templeton was a successful international investor and founder of Templeton Funds. As you’ll see from his maxims, Sir Templeton was an active manager (my thoughts in italics). […]

Fun, Fun, and More Fun

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

I have been preoccupied the last few days with computer issues. I first noticed a couple of days ago that my computer was extremely slow when I tried to surf the internet. I found out from my brother that I had probably picked up a spybot or something along the way. I ran the Malwarebytes […]

Follow-up on the Lady Who Baked Her Way Out of Foreclosure

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Call me a sucker but I like this kind of stuff (I mentioned this last week): Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I know not everyone can do this but you have to applaud the effort of this woman.

Social Security History

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Take a look at the following graph which shows the maximum dollar amount subject to social security taxes each year: Using the base amount of $3,000 in 1937 and $106,800 in 2009, I calculated that the amount subject to social security taxes has increased 7.67% per year (the CPI has increased an average of 3.88% […]

Understanding and Conquering “the Wanting Mind”

Monday, July 27th, 2009

How is it that I can have over 13,000 songs (over 1,100 CDs) on my iPod but STILL want more? Or… How is it that I can have a decent library of books—many of which I haven’t even read yet—and yet I still want to buy MORE books? Or… Why am I looking forward to […]

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