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Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me!

In 2007 Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told America that, despite soaring prices, the real estate market was fine and derivatives were nothing to worry about. In 2008 America was “surprised” when the Fed went into a crisis mode. Congress passed the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). It was supposed to be a one-time […]

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Retirement is NOT Like Being On A Permanent Vacation

During an interview with David Holland on his “Plan $tronger” television show he said, “Retirement is NOT like being on a permanent vacation”. Having been retired for over a decade I believe he is spot on! During spring break we put over 1,000 miles on the car driving grandchildren all over Arizona. Our youngest remarked, “Grandpa, being […]

Better Buy: Microsoft Versus Amazon Versus Google

Better Buy: Microsoft Versus Amazon Versus Google

The race to dominate the cloud is just getting started as these three tech behemoths battle for market share in what might soon be one of the biggest markets in the global economy. Whoever wins this battle will be raking in cash for decades, so which stock deserves the spot in your portfolio? Find out […]

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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 […]

3 Safe Stocks for Yield and Growth in an Overvalued Market

3 Safe Stocks for Yield and Growth in an Overvalued Market

It’s no secret that it has been difficult to find any “deals” in the stock market right now. However, dividend and growth investors alike should be able to find something that they like in these three stocks with attractive yields and great growth prospects.  Last week at the Las Vegas MoneyShow, the organizers kept me […]

The 9.5% Yield Dividend Stock with Plenty of Upside

The 9.5% Yield Dividend Stock with Plenty of Upside

If you like buying a high-yield stock with an amazing dividend and the chance for share price gains, take a look at the stock Tim Plaehn shares in this article today. After a botched press release that sent the shares tumbling and then the immediate withdrawal of the new proposal, this is a great stock […]

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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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The Worst Dividend Investing Habit Costing You Money

Almost every dividend investor is guilty of this bad habit at one point, and if you’re doing it, it’s costing you money. Here’s how to stop making this costly mistake and how to turn it around to start making you money.  It seems like an easy and surefire way to generate higher returns from high-yield […]