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Is the “Increasing Income Gap” a Myth?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I read an interesting piece yesterday about the supposedly increasing income gap. Yes, I said “supposedly.” Now, before you dismiss this post, I urge you to read this short piece. The author makes an interesting case as to why the gap is not increasing like some politicians would have us believe. From the article: Data […]

Ten for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Greetings! Here are ten articles I think are worth sharing: 1. This first post is off topic from most of ths stuff we talk about here at AFM, but it’s still intersecting. I can’t say that I agree with the closing paragraphs of the article but it is something we have to discuss. grocery savings […]

Do Low Tax Rates Lead to Destruction of Jobs?

Friday, March 9th, 2012

This comment was left on the WSJ article I referenced in the last post: Small companies create jobs, and large companies destroy jobs. Large companies are, by and large blue chip companies. Blue chip companies are the ones that the wealthy invest in with all of the money they’ve saved in taxes over the four […]

WSJ: Americans are Getting Their Finances in Shape

Friday, March 9th, 2012

From Today’s WSJ: U.S. households’ net worth—the value of homes, stocks and other investments minus debts and other liabilities—rose $1.2 trillion to $58.5 trillion from October through December, the first improvement in two quarters. The increase came as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied nearly 12%. A measure of households’ disposable personal income jumped, helping […]

OT: Excellent Article for Parents of Athletic Kids

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

This article made me think…

Ten Books I’m Thinking About Paying My Kids to Read

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Below are ten books that I think my kids would benefit from reading before they venture off to college. In fact, I think they are worth reading enough that I would be willing to pay my kids $50 – $100 per book to read them (feel free to discuss below whether or not you think […]

Ten for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

NOTE: While putting this post together, I noticed that several blogs are no longer dating their posts. This is irritating to me. I also noticed that some bloggers are using annoying pop-ups to try to get people to sign up for newsletters. What the heck is going on?!?! I didn’t write about it Friday, but […]

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