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  1. Financial Forum
    Given the large number of small businesses and restaurants that may be shutting their doors for good, it would seem there are gaps developing in local economies for those with the cash to take advantage of them. I've never invested in small business, preferring to keep my money in stocks but if...
  2. Financial Forum
    This article has intrigued me the past couple days: "Income inequality: Does wider gap between rich and poor threaten capitalism?" http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2014/0105/Income-inequality-Does-wider-gap-between-rich-and-poor-threaten-capitalism Turns out that Bill Gross, one of the wealthiest...
  3. Financial Forum
    Goldman Sachs and Nike will be added to the Dow index, and Alcoa, HP & Bank of America will be removed. So everyone who follows the Dow as a valid sign of the nation's economic health should sit back and reflect for a bit about the changes here. Goldman Sachs has long faced allegations in...
  4. Financial Forum
    75 Economic Numbers From 2012 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe The end of the year is a time when people tend to gather with family and friends more than they do during the rest of the year. Hopefully many of you will use the list below as a tool to help start some conversations about the...
  5. Financial Forum
    "Money woes weigh heavy on young" http://www.chron.com/business/article/money-woes-weigh-heavy-on-young-2255875.php "The Wealth Gap Between Older and Younger Adults Gets Even Bigger"...
  6. Financial Forum
    "U.S. Poverty Rate, at 15 Percent, Is the Highest Since 1993" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/us/14census.html Some findings in the article: 46.2 million people in poverty, worst in 52 years of tracking. Median household incomes declined 2.3% from 2009-2010, and 7% since 1999. "86 million...
  7. General Discussion
    Subject: Our Tax System Explained: Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth...
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    I certainly believe the problems we are seeing now are beyond left wing or right wing as they are two sides of the same coin serving the same masters. This video I stumbled on puts it in perspective and done in quite an amusing way... Talk about mortgage indebted home owners never going on...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Dear Forum Members, This looks like a promising blog for these "interesting times:" How to Survive An Economic Depression Don’t wait for Congress! http://www.economicdepressionsurvival.com And through this blog, I found out about another great one: Life Hackery http://www.lifehackery.com...
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