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The Economist on the Dodd-Frank Act

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Opening paragraph of Too Big Not to Fail in this week’s Economist: SECTIONS 404 and 406 of the Dodd-Frank law of July 2010 add up to just a couple of pages. On October 31st last year two of the agencies overseeing America‚Äôs financial system turned those few pages into a form to be filled out […]

Announcing the Three Winners of the Kindle Edition of “Economics Made Simple”

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The three randomly-selected winners of the latest AFM giveway, which is a Kindle edition of Economics Made Simple, are: #7 – Brian Rink #10 – JQ #16 – Josh L. Congrats to the three winners. The rest of you who didn’t win, the book can be purchased from Amazon for less than $6. It might […]

Kindle Book Giveaway: Economics Made Simple

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

In light of the videos I posted earlier today, I thought it would be cool to give away a Kindle edition of one of the author’s books titled Economics Made Simple. If you’re interested in winning a copy (I have not read the book, I only thought it sounded interesting and the price is perfect […]

Economics is Fun Video Series

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Okay, this is cool. One of the organizations I follow on facebook, posted a video from YouTube series called “Economics is Fun.” I searched YouTube and found seven of the videos and organized them here for your enjoyment. They’re short (each video is around 2 minutes long) and easy to understand. I wish the sound […]

Ten for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

1. How to Find Financial Accord In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a post I came across reminding us how important it is to communicate with your spouse about finances. 2. 10 Mistakes People Make in Debt I think a better title would have been “10 Mistakes Made by People Who Are […]

Think and Grow Rich – Chapter 1: Introduction

Monday, February 13th, 2012

So here we go with the first chapter of the first book in what I’m calling the “Motivational Monday” series. I picked Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich as our first book because it’s considered a classic in the personal development realm. Before we begin, let me say that some of the ideas presented in […]

Let’s Make a Difference Starting Next Week

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I’m not a happy person. I mean, I am happy, but I haven’t been happy here on AFM for a while. I guess I have allowed the happenings of the last several years to weigh down on me. I post a lot about the mortgage crisis and the seeming irresponsibility of all those involved. But…where […]

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