Sunday Morning Roundup: Penny Stock Scams and Car Dealer Thugs

Two articles this past week got me spitting mad. One dealt why scumbag stock promoters, and they other one with car dealership thugs. First, the stock promoters. The Motley Fool’s Managing Editor Brian Richards wrote an excellent article on stock promoters–The Desperate, Deceptive Measures Penny Stock Scammers Use to Dupe Investors. This is a must-read […]

Published or Updated: May 28, 2013

ObamaCare Upheld!

Following oral argument in the Supreme Court case on ObamaCare, I predicted that the statute would be ruled unconstitutional. As you no doubt know by now, that prediction turned out to be dead wrong. And my prediction was scuttled by none other than Chief Justice John Roberts. So much for my predictions. And that raises […]

Published or Updated: June 28, 2012

How to Evaluate a Mutual Fund in 60 Seconds Flat

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There are more than 15,000 mutual funds to choose from! Knowing how to wade through this sea of choices can cause the best of us to throw up our hands in despair. The reality is, however, that evaluating a mutual fund is really quite simple. So if you have 60 seconds to spare, here’s how […]

Published or Updated: March 30, 2012

Citi Raises Fees On Checking Accounts

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When in rains, it pours. Last week Bank of America announced a $5 fee to use its debit card. This week the Occupy Wall Street protesters are fanning out across the country, looking to unseat the bonus marchers in the history books. And now my own bank, Citi, has gone and raised fees on its […]

Published or Updated: October 28, 2012

The Unemployed Need Not Apply!

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Imagine being out of work and desperately looking for a job. You come across a job opening that matches your experience and skill set perfectly. But there’s just one big honking problem. The ad says that the “unemployed need to apply.” What?!? (Source: NYtimes) And apparently this is a much bigger problem than you might […]

Published or Updated: April 16, 2014

McDonald’s Monopoly Game is Back!

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The McDonald’s Monopoly game starts today (September 27, 2011). I’ve been a big fan of this game ever since McDonald’s first launched this marketing juggernaut in 1987. So this year I thought I’d give you everything you need to know about the game, including how to play online, how to get free game pieces and […]

Published or Updated: January 16, 2012

We Will NEVER Forget

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Published or Updated: September 11, 2011

Michael Vick is the $100 Million Man

Michael Vick $100 Million Contract

I love comeback stories. And Michael Vick is as good an example as you’ll ever find. Yesterday he signed a $100 million 6-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, $40 million of which is guaranteed. Boy has he come a long way, and there is a lesson here to be learned. Recall that he spent six […]

Published or Updated: August 30, 2011

U.S. Deficit Sets Record (Again)

CBO Deficit Projections

The United States doesn’t settle for second best. And that’s never been more true than our beloved country’s ability to rack up record-setting deficits. Yesterday, the CBO released its projection that the country’s deficit this year would total $1.3 trillion (that’s $1,300,000,000,000.00). For you history buffs, a $1.3 trillion dollar deficit is “only” the third […]

Published or Updated: August 25, 2011