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December 11, 2006
Dow 16,000? This article from the street.com sounds a lot like the book Dow 36,000 which in my opinion was just another attempt to get suckers excited about the market in order to justify the authorís job as a financial expert. I think people read these and think they can do no wrong in the market but the truth is that I believe the stock market is at a very fair level. But that doesn't tell you much about where things are going which is a popular topic this time of year. MORE.


December 4, 2006
Taking drastic action is usually done when all else fails. Financially speaking this usually means that you're on the brink of financial ruin. The latest evidence of this can be found at Money.com where you'll find a profile of a family in Michigan who, in spite of a high income, spends $9,000 more than they make each year. They're severely in debt and now must take drastic action and give up much of what they've taken for granted. MORE.

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April 13, 2006: Inflation is running rampant but I'm not talking about money. I'm not talking about price inflation. I'm talking about an expectation inflation. What's that? I'll explain. MORE.

April 6, 2006: Do catch phrases work for you? Check out my feelings about Jim Cramer and his Boo-Yah catch phrase.

March 24, 2006: Iíve heard it said that if you quote Shakespear people will think youíre smart. Well these days it seems that all you have to do is mention Warren Buffet and people will think you are some kind of an financial expert.

November 15, 2005: A recent NY Times article captures my sentiments about personal finance books

October 26, 2005: After a vacation and brief illness (so early in the season) I'm back. And inspired by my vacation is this post on The Good Life.

October 26, 2005: Appearances can be deceiving. I learned this while shopping on Rodeo Drive.

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