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Is Gaining Control of Your Debts One of Your New Years Resolutions

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy New Year! I enjoy the New Year. It is a time to take stock in all my blessings, and reevaluate ways I can improve my life. Like many, every year I set goals for myself and make at least one New Year's resolution. Like almost everyone, more often than not, my resolutions are broken within a month. Many of us set resolutions More

An Economist's Corny Blessings

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My daughter called me a nerdy economist after reviewing my blessings...but that's OK she also told me she loved me. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Joyous Holiday Season. May you understand your opportunity cost before making an important decision. More

National Debt Nears $20 Trillion

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The United States is close to being $20 trillion in debt! That's right, sometime in the next few weeks the US national debt will hit $20 trillion. The Durst and National Debt clocks have been used to estimate the national debt. They differ slightly. More

Dow Nears 20,000

Friday, December 16, 2016

It is hard to believe the market may hit 20,000 soon! The Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased 150% since President Obama took office. On January 20 2009 the market index was 7,949.09. Yesterday it closed at 19,852.24. This is an average of 18.7%. Why has the increase been so great? Here are several More

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