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JLP’s Thumb Saga Continues…

Friday, January 29th, 2010

As I wrote yesterday, I cut my thumb on December 22, 2009. I went to the minor care center, which is an EXTENSION of the hospital’s own emergency room—it’s just in a different location. I know, because I called the hospital and they told me so. When I arrived at the minor care center, I […]

Stupid Stitches…

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

On December 22, I was making dinner. I had placed a heavy knife on the counter. When I went to reach for it, I didn’t grab it correctly and it started to fall. Like an idiot, I tried to catch it and ended up with a pretty deep cut (at least it seemed deep to […]

Taking a Look at the GOP’s ‘Road Map’ For America’s Future

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Read: A GOP Road Map for America’s Future by Paul D. Ryan In the article, Ryan lists several components of the GOP’s Road Map. I thought it would be interesting to look at each of them. NOTE: As you most of you know, I am fairly conservative and vote Republican [although I’m not tied to […]

ING Direct USA’s CEO on Why Loan Modification Isn’t Working

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of mortgage loan modification. That said, it’s not my intent to rehash that discussion. Rather, I want to discuss this editorial I read in today’s Wall Street Journal by Arkadi Kuhlmann, CEO of ING Direct USA, titled Why Mortgage Modification Isn’t Working. Since the […]

About Last Night…

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Do you think the election of Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate sent a message to President Obama and the Democrats or do you think he was elected because Martha Coakley ran a bumbling campaign? Personally, I think it was a combination of the two. I think the health care initiative has people worried and […]

John Bogle’s Prescription for Restoring Faith in Financial Markets

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Reading Assignment: Restoring Faith in Financial Markets Here’s a quick summary of what Bogle wrote (in his own words): The process of restoring the faith of investors must begin with a demand that the agent/owners of investment America stand up for the rights of their principals/beneficiaries. What we need is congressional action to establish a […]

Highlights from Part 1 of the 2010 Barron’s Roundtable

Monday, January 18th, 2010

For as long as I have been reading Barron’s they have published a roundup with various professional investors every January. I haven’t always read every roundup but I have to say that the last couple of years have been interesting. Here are some of the highlights from Part 1 of the roundup (there are 3 […]

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