Author: Dennis Miller

Cartoon of a happy hammer with thumb up and a nail presenting with his hands

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

Seniors, savers, baby boomers and retirees are constantly bombarded with financial information written by those wishing to sell their products or services. The readers are prospective nails; and the authors tout their particular hammer as the best solution to your financial challenges. Many have been credited for the above quote, including Mark Twain and Abraham […]

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Almost Two Million Young People Are Not “Emerging”

I love the line in the country song,“Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”. …”Cause they’ll never stay home”. Thousands recently graduated from high school and college. Despite the motivational commencement address about moving on to the next stage of life, many graduates will continue living at home for a decade or […]

Philly Soda Tax Is Fizzling Flat

Philly Soda Tax Is Fizzling Flat

What is it about politicians? When they have budget problems, their solution is to contrive all kind of excuses to create and raise taxes. Cost cutting is seen as performing an unnatural act. The newest gimmick is a “Soda Tax”, basically a tax on sugary beverages. Philadelphia started the trend. Their efforts are fizzling out […]

TORONTO - NOVEMBER 30: Customers visit the closing Sears at Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada on November 30, 2013.

Sears is Dying – It’s Sad – and bad!

Once a mighty giant retailer, Sears is now on life support and dying. Many investors are also going to suffer. My affinity for Sears began when my first son was born. He needed special shoes – a new pair every three months. My wife was in tears; the shoes cost over half my weekly earnings; […]

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Games People Play – Beware of Corporate America’s Games

The games played by corporate America put Houdini to shame. Their illusions exclude the warning, “Don’t try this at home”, nor is it for entertainment purposes only. Corporate America and Wall Street encourage investors to buy overpriced stocks, while executives collect bonuses for lousy performance. Looking behind the curtain Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) versus […]

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Robots, Retirees and Reality

Are robots a threat to our society? Can they take away our jobs, or manage our retirement nest egg safely? How will people earn money to buy goods? In the early 1960’s I had the privilege of working for Leighton Wilkie, a lesser-known captain of industry. He and his brother invented the band saw and […]

The Fed is Playing, “Pin The Tale On The Elephant!”

The Fed is Playing, “Pin The Tale On The Elephant!”

The Federal Reserve’s Zero Interest Rate experiment saved the banks and destroyed the retirement plans of many generations. Now they want to “normalize” things. Their solutions are ill timed and risky! When things collapse, President Trump will become a combination of Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter – blamed for the catastrophe. Democrats will be cheering, […]

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The Bank Was Saved And The People Were Ruined – Part II

Despite Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s expression of confidence in raising the federal funds rates, the worst of the tragic consequences of the government bank bailouts is yet to come. Part II of “The People Were Ruined” is on the horizon, and “the people” are going to suffer dramatically. William Gouge (1796-1863) was credited with […]