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No Wonder Why Congress Hasn’t Passed Term Limits

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Russ sent me a link to this article: How Are the Benefits? For Members of Congress, Not Too Shabby. After reading the article, it’s no wonder why congress isn’t making more of an effort to establish term limits. It also puts a different spin on their “we care about you” rhetoric we hear all the […]

An Introduction to the 7 Twelve Portfolio

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Some of you may remember when I wrote about Craig Israelsen’s portfolio a couple of years ago. Back then, his portfolio consisted of evenly weighting seven asset classes into a portfolio. The goal of the portfolio was to offer lower risk (through diversification) and a good return. You can read my posts about the Israelsen […]

Warren Buffett’s Search for the Next Walmart

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I just read an interesting Motley Fool interview with Prem Jain, author of Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing*, a book that has been in my to-be-read stack for a couple of months. Professor Jain was asked for pointers that investors can use in assessing company management. His […]

Jeffrey Hirsch: Dow 38,000 by 2025

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Fox Business just ran a story about Jeff Hirsh’s prediction that the Dow will begin a superboom in 2017 that will send it to 38,000 by 2025. Hirsh says that between now and 2017, we will see a sideways market. To get to that number, the Dow would have to have an average rate of […]

Ten for Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

This is the final Ten for Tuesday for the month of September. Hard to believe we are nearly 3/4ths of the way through the year. 1. First off, Moolanomy is hosting a giveaway. The winner of the giveaway will get a $150 gift card. That’s a nice giveaway! 2. The Unintentional Housewife’s Budget Tip #3: […]

BlackBerry to Introduce the PlayBook Next Week?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

It seems everyone is trying to get into the tablet market these days. According to some of the headlines I’m seeing this morning, BlackBerry may introduce their own version of the table computer next week. I have been a BlackBerry user for nearly two years. I love my BlackBerry Bold 9000 and I’ll probably stick […]

The Recession is Over?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

According to the NBER, the recession is over. Not only that, it ended in June, 2009: The Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research met yesterday by conference call. At its meeting, the committee determined that a trough in business activity occurred in the U.S. economy in June 2009. The trough […]

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