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Interesting Piece on Retirement

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Seventy-five percent of Americans nearing retirement age in 2010 had less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts. Ouch! That stat came from Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement Planning by Teresa Ghilarducci, a supposed expert in retirement planning. Not clear what “nearing retirement” means but the number is pretty sad for anyone over 30. Her piece […]

Politics: Thoughts?

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

WARNING: For those of you who think politics has no place on AFM, I suggest you not watch this video. President Obama and Elizabeth Warren are on the same page: There appears to be a movement from this administration to pin any success in this country on the government. I have never heard it spun […]

And the Winner of the Thomas Sowell Basic Economics Giveaway is…

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

The winner of was.. Commenter #18, Valkyrie Frost. Congratulations to Valkyrie! More giveaways to come.

Quote of the Day – Thomas Sowell on Freedom

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

This quote comes to us from Thomas Sowell’s latest column: Freedom is seldom destroyed all at once. More often it is eroded, bit by bit, until it is gone. This can happen so gradually that there is no sudden change that would alert people to the danger. By the time everybody realizes what has happened, […]

Charles Schumer on the DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Apple

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Charles “Chuck” Schumer weighed in with his opinion on the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Apple on e-book pricing. I’m pretty sure this is a subscriber-only piece so I’ll have to summarize it here for you. Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices […]

Anyone Ever Watch “Secret Millionaire”?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I came in from mowing my yard Sunday evening, grabbed a beer, sat down, turned on the TV, scrolled through the channels, found “Secret Millionaire,” and decided to give it a try. This particular episode was about Jeff Usner, an “internet millionaire.” From what I could gather from the show, Jeff was a workaholic. He […]

GIVEAWAY: “Basic Economics” by Thomas Sowell

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

I haven’t held a giveaway in a while. This should be a good one. If you have never read a Thomas Sowell book, ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is leave a comment below. All I ask is that you remember my two rules: 1. You must be a resident on the U.S. […]

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