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  • Economic Outlook: Europe, the World and What is Coming to the US.

    02/17/2012 6:04:10 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    Open Source Survival ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Ronin Gael
    If you lack something and can, get it now. The Greek people have taken to the streets stating irrevocably that they don’t think they should be impoverished for a generation or more to make good on bad loans made by international bankers.... If the Greek deal falls through, or Greece defaults and walks away from the debt…..it burns $340 billion out of European bank equity. It also causes nerves to fray on the debts of Spain, Italy, Portugal, and even France…..all countries with far larger debts and therefore larger threats to the equity of the European banks...... Now....we find World...
  • Uses for thousands of dollars of campaign funds going undisclosed by Nevada Democrats

    02/17/2012 8:59:22 AM PST · by redreno
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 | 2:01 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    Many Democrats in the Assembly have not publicly reported the expenditure of thousands of dollars in campaign funds, including money for rent and living expenses during legislative sessions, the Sun has learned. According to multiple lawmakers familiar with internal caucus discussions, the lawyer for Assembly Democrats instructed them that they do not have to report spending on expenses related to their public office — for example, rent in Carson City during the legislative session or travel to professional conferences.
  • Henderson police chief’s retirement adds final scandal ingredient: Money

    02/16/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 | 2:11 p.m. | By J. Patrick Coolican (contact)
    The city of Henderson has done its darndest over the past week to erode the already depleted stores of public trust in government. First, we learn the city will pay a man $257,000 because he was in diabetic shock and driving erratically when he was pulled from his car by police at gunpoint, forcibly restrained on his stomach and then kicked in the head. We also learned the officer who did the kicking, Sgt. Brett Seekatz, kept his job and his rank. Next, as I reported last week, we learned that members of the City Council found out about the...
  • Obama wants cheaper pennies and nickels

    02/16/2012 5:29:40 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Feb 15, 2012 2:34 PM EST | Chris Isidore
    The U.S. Mint is facing a problem -- especially during these penny-pinching times. It turns out it costs more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are worth. And because of that, the Obama administration this week asked Congress for permission to change the mix of metal that goes to make pennies and nickels, an expensive recipe that has remained unchanged for more than 30 years. .... Just the administrative cost of minting 4.3 billion pennies costs almost a half-cent per coin by itself, leaving precious little room to make a penny for less than a cent, no matter...
  • Gingrich ‘flawed, but he’s our guy’

    02/12/2012 2:42:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 12, 2012 | Craig Schneider
    .........Verniece Zorn, a 70-year-old retired printing company worker, said she made a promise to herself years ago that if Gingrich ever ran for president, she would support him. She liked the newsletters he had sent her as a Georgia congressman. Zorn, who identifies herself as an evangelical Christian, said she has looked beyond Gingrich’s multiple marriages and acknowledged infidelities, and she believes he is the most capable leader in the race. “None of us are perfect. We all have our little hang-ups,” said Zorn, of Stockbridge. “He’s my first choice. I believe he knows more than all of them put...
  • Would Newt Gingrich rely on David Barton for advice and council?

    02/12/2012 7:31:45 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies
    WallBuilders Live clip (37 seconds) ^ | September 2nd, 2010 | Gingrich interview
    Green: Mr. Speaker, my wife and I were really wanting to be able to vote for you for president two years ago. Are we going to get to do that in 2012? Gingrich: All I can tell you is that sometime in February or March, Calista and I and our family will be making this decision. As you know, I'm a great admirer of your work and of all you've done to teach Americans about their history and the roots of American freedom. And I can assure you that if we do decide to run next year, we're promptly going...
  • Fake but accurate (Romney Photoshopped)

    02/06/2012 2:56:23 PM PST · by ak267 · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-6-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Nothing more to say. The photo says it all.
  • Facebook Fires up Its Political Action Committee

    02/06/2012 6:32:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    open secrets ^ | 2/1/2012 | Evan Mackinder
    Facebook continued to show off its growing political muscle Tuesday night, as its nascent political action committee disclosed an impressive six-figure haul during its inaugural fundraising quarter. Facebook PAC raised a total of $170,000 during the final three months of 2011. And while it has yet to donate to a single politician on Capitol Hill, it revealed at least one important fact with its first fundraising report: the company is capable of tapping a friendly and powerful network of donors to come up with a serious amount of campaign cash. Namely, its own employees.
  • Stop Mitt or Lose (Saturbray)

    02/04/2012 8:39:31 AM PST · by bray · 7 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 2/4/12 | bray
    This is how we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 1 John 3:16 We just lost a special election here in Oregon where the establishment ran a self described moderate and lost twice in a row. When all of the experts try to explain that you have to run the perfect candidate to satisfy the moderates you need to ask them by what proof do they come up with that truth? There is more proof of Global Warming than moderate candidates winning elections...
  • Global Warming Quote of the Day

    02/03/2012 11:27:11 AM PST · by landsbaum · 8 replies
    Just in case there is anyone out there who still thinks the global warming alarmist movement is about the globe warming (which it hasn’t been doing for quite some time), it might be instructive to consider the words of one of the warmist champions. Today we offer it up as our Global Warming Quote of the Day: . . .
  • Getting back to the gold standard (Gold, not Paper Money, is the Future)

    02/02/2012 5:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 02/02/2012 | Brett Arends
    Jim Grant’s rise to power may be delayed. The legendary Wall Street writer, publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, has been mentioned by two of the rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich said if elected president, he’d name Grant to help run a commission looking at a possible return to the gold standard. And Ron Paul said, if elected president, he’d go all-in and name Grant — one of Wall Street’s best-known gold bugs — as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve. As Paul wants to abolish the Fed, it would doubtless be a temporary post. But...
  • What is Constitutional Money?

    01/31/2012 9:48:58 AM PST · by Chuckmorse · 11 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | January 30 | Chuck Morse
    Constitutional money is identified in the plain and unambiguous language of the U. S. Constitution itself. Article I, Section 8, clause 4 contains the following clause: The Congress shall have power to coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures. This means that the Congress, elected to represent the interests of the citizen, has the responsibility to regulate the value of our money. The value of money is regulated by how much or how little money is created. If too much money is created than the value and therefore the...
  • Dave Says Keep Your Money and Teeth

    01/28/2012 10:36:54 AM PST · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, In your plan, you talk about Baby Step 3 as saving enough to have three to six months of expenses in your emergency fund. My husband and I were wondering how you can determine whether you need to be on the low end or high end of that range? Amanda Dear Amanda, Lots of times in a marriage you’ll have a situation where one person wants to save more, while the other is excited to move on toward investing. Technically, neither is wrong. So, the emergency fund really deals with someone’s own personal level of peace. Remember Murphy’s...
  • Walker raises millions to fight recall effort

    01/24/2012 6:20:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    JSOnline | 1-24-12 | Jason Stein & Patrick Marley
    Madison - Gov. Scott Walker is raking in money at a pace not seen before in Wisconsin politics as he prepares to face the state's first-ever gubernatorial recall, taking in more than $4.5 million over five weeks. In just over a year, Walker has raised more than $12 million in campaign donations - more than he spent to win the seat in 2010 - and despite sizable spending in recent weeks still has $2.6 million in cash in the bank, according to figures released Monday by his campaign. The Republican governor has traveled the country to raise money in recent...
  • Gingrich Raises $1 Million in 24 Hours

    01/23/2012 10:52:58 AM PST · by Kaosinla · 56 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 23, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Following his come-from-behind victory in South Carolina, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich raised $1 million in 24 hours through a "moneybomb" fundraiser, his campaign announced on Sunday. But Mitt Romney is still winning the money game. The former speaker has significant ground to make up financially, considering the Romney campaign's $15 million advantage in last quarter's fundraising. The Romney campaign expects to raise over $10 million in the run-up to the Florida primary, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  • Gingrich makes play for gold vote

    01/21/2012 6:00:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 20, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Newt Gingrich has moved to capture some Republican voters who lean toward Ron Paul and other Republicans who were Jack Kemp followers by naming two gold bugs to the Gingrich future team of advisers. The former House speaker says he intends to appoint investment banker Lewis E. Lehrman, famous in the Reagan era for his red suspenders and gold-standard advocacy, and Jim Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, as President Gingrich’s Gold Commission - if and when of course Mr. Gingrich wins both the Republican nomination and the general election in November. Mr. Paul, a Texas...
  • Chris Rickert: Recalls are their own economic stimulus package

    01/21/2012 9:44:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1-21-12 | Chris Rickert
    Wisconsin lost about 3,900 private-sector jobs in December — the sixth straight month state employment has declined. But don't worry, the recalls can help fix all that. I don't mean by getting rid of Gov. Scott Walker — who has famously promised to create 250,000 private sector jobs by 2015 but who after a year in office can only point to about 13,500. Rather, last year's nine state senate recall elections and this year's likely recall elections for governor, lieutenant governor and four state senators represent Wisconsin's very own jobs package. Take the state Government Accountability Board's hiring of 50...
  • Schwarzman: None of Your Business (Successful Businessman tells Fed to shove it)

    01/20/2012 11:23:41 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 1/20/12 | R Sidel
    Blackstone Chief Executive Objects to Having to Provide Personal Financial Information to the Fed ROBIN SIDEL Stephen Schwarzman, one of Wall Street's most prominent deal makers, is going out of his way to keep the details of his personal fortune a closely held secret. Blackstone Group LP is changing the structure of its investment in a Florida bank after Mr. Schwarzman, founder and chief executive of the private-equity firm, balked at providing information about his personal finances to the Federal Reserve, according to people familiar with the situation.
  • Do You Need More Financial Advice as You Get Older?

    01/20/2012 7:40:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhalll.com ^ | January 20, 2012 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: We are getting older and need help managing our investments. What do you suggest for people in our circumstances? --A Reader Dear Reader: You're wise to be asking this now because, as much as we don't like to think about it, the older we get the more likely it is that we'll need help managing our finances. In fact, a study out of Texas Tech University last year measured how our knowledge of the basic concepts needed to make good financial choices changes as we age. It found that financial literacy scores declined by about 2 percent a...
  • The youth also hoard gold (Vietnam)

    01/20/2012 8:07:13 AM PST · by Army Air Corps · 12 replies
    VietNamNet ^ | 9 January 2012 | Chau Giang
    VietNamNet Bridge – It is quite normal to see elderly people and married people, who have to feed dependent children to “save up for the rainy day” by keeping gold at their coffers. However, hoarding gold has become “in fashion” among young people as well. Nguyen Ngoc Huyen, an officer of a medical equipment distribution company, said she began hoarding gold eight years ago, when she was the fourth year student of the university and began working to get the money of her own. Huyen did not spend the money she earned but bought gold to keep in her coffer....
  • Obama Attends Four Manhattan Fundraisers (Hussein cult still active in NYC)

    01/20/2012 7:07:09 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies · 1+ views
    wnyc ^ | 1/19/12 | B Bergin
    PresidentBarackObama made a campaignstopinNewYork City on Thursday hopingfordeeppockets at fourfundraisers, including a concert at the Harlem’s ApolloTheatre headlined byAl Green and India Aire. Supporters of the presidentlinedup along125th street inboth directions to access the show. Milly Murphy, a retired teacher living in Harlem, rattled off reasons why she was coming to the concert."The health bill,the concern for people who are not doing well economically, good Supreme Court appointments,certainlyputting Leon Paneta inso that the departments focused together andgotbin Laden. I meanthe list could go on."
  • Hiker lost in blizzard for two days burned money to keep warm

    01/17/2012 2:20:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 01/17/12
    Hiker lost in blizzard for two days burned money to keep warm A hiker who was lost in a blizzard for two days said he burned his socks and money to keep warm. Yong Chun Kim, 66, of Tacoma, who was climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State, said he had fire starters with him and first burned some leaves. Then he started burning personal items: his socks and then $1 and $5 bills from his wallet. Mr Kim also said he kept moving to keep warm, took cover under a tree at night and dreamed of his wife and a...
  • Dave Says Baby Step 3

    01/17/2012 6:11:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, We’ve read about your plan, and we’re in pretty good shape financially, but we don’t know what to do next. We have $400,000 in a 401(k) for retirement, but we don’t have an emergency fund or any other savings. The only debt we have is our house. What should we do about Baby Steps 4 and 6?MaryDear Mary,You guys have done a great job of saving for retirement and staying out of debt. Let’s go over the Baby Steps you mentioned. Baby Step 4 is putting 15 percent of your income into Roth IRAs and pre-tax retirement plans....
  • Andrew Schiff Says Gold is Money!

    01/16/2012 8:26:01 AM PST · by appeal2 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    www.KerryLutz.com ^ | 01/16/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    We sat down with Andrew Schiff of EuroPacific Capital. Andrew and his brother Peter have built an alternative investment powerhouse. Together, they have written books and predicted much of the current worldwide economic depression. Andrew believes that around 30 percent of your portfolio should be held in cash, not the paper variety, but rather gold and silver. He's encouraging investors to protect themselves against the inevitable collapse of the dollar and fiat currencies around the globe. In addition, he really likes foreign high yield dividend stocks. This gives you the ability to participate in a growing company that is sharing...
  • Why Gold Isn’t Higher (don’t worry about timing the gold market, unless you trust paper money)

    01/15/2012 8:56:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall Finance ^ | 01/14/2012 | Chris Poindexter
    If you follow the discussions in the financial world, you might have heard talking heads going on about the death of the gold bull. Don’t believe it. First off, I maintain that it’s a false premise that there are gold bull or bear markets at all because very few people buy gold as a speculative investment. Gold doesn’t split, gold doesn’t pay a dividend or report earnings every quarter and gold doesn’t buy back its own shares. If you want a growth investment, there are better options. What gold has going for it is that it’s a finite resource with...
  • Dave Says Don't be the Evil Daughter-in-Law

    01/11/2012 10:53:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I have old credit card debt that goes back a few years. The account has been sold and re-sold to several collection companies. The limit on the card was $300, but with late charges and fees I now owe $1,500. Am I liable for the extra $1,200? Monica Dear Monica, You agreed to their terms, which included the right to charge fees and penalties. Legally, they can do this. The honorable thing would be to send the company you contracted with a check for the full amount. However, that company no longer owns the debt, and they won’t...
  • Paying Off Student Debt: Can You Find a Financial Balance?

    01/11/2012 11:34:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: I am relatively new to investing. I have set money aside and plan to take an aggressive approach to paying off my student loans. Can you offer an ideal action plan for both investing and lowering student debt? --A Reader Dear Reader: With money set aside and wanting to put a plan in action, it sounds like you're already headed in the right direction. Now it's time to get down to specifics so that, ideally, you can accomplish both your investing and debt lowering goals -- and then some. Student debt can be daunting, and you're right to...
  • Top court backs foreigner campaign donation ban

    01/11/2012 12:05:07 PM PST · by americanophile · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 9, 2012 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court rejected on Monday a free-speech challenge to the longtime ban on campaign contributions by foreign citizens who temporarily live and work in the United States. The justices affirmed a ruling by a three-judge federal panel that upheld the ban adopted by Congress to keep foreigners from financially influencing U.S. elections. The court's last federal campaign finance law ruling was in January 2010, when it gave corporations the free-speech right to spend freely to support or oppose candidates. PresidentBarack Obama and fellow Democrats in Congress criticized that ruling while Republicans praised it. The new challenge...
  • Frugal Family: Planning Your Family Budget

    01/10/2012 10:20:30 PM PST · by Altariel · 2 replies
    Patch.com ^ | January 10, 2012 | Lisa Kuebler
    Here’s a brief overview of some of the most popular tools for managing personal finances. **** 1. Some of the most popular buzzwords in recent years have been “Dave Ramsey” and “Financial Peace University.” Ramsey’s program is a 13-week course (usually two classes a week) that claims families pay off an average of $5300 in debt and save $2700 in the course of those three months. The classes are typically around $100 and are offered in multiple locations, led by “Financial Counselors” who have gone through a training course within the program. Visit www.daveramsey.com for more information. 2. Other families...
  • Michigan Treasurer says Detroit to run out of money by May

    01/10/2012 6:25:40 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Insight News ^ | January 10, 2011 | John Stoll
    The struggling U.S. city of Detroit is on track to run out of money in May instead of April after spending changes made by city officials, Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon said on Tuesday. Dillon addressed media following a two-and-a-half-hour meeting with a team that is looking at Detroit's financial picture and trying to assess whether the city needs an emergency manager to take over operations. It was the first time the 10-member team met since it was appointed last month. He said Detroit's most urgent issue is figuring out how to arrest escalating retiree health care costs, and clean up...
  • Are You Saving Too Much for Retirement?

    01/08/2012 9:57:57 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/01/2011 | Linda Stern
    high earners need to save extremely high percentages of their income -- as much as 77 percent for the 45-year-old just starting to save for retirement at age 62 -- to produce that 80 percent. The concept underlying Munnell's paper, and a lot of other retirement planning advice, is that you can figure out how much you need to save once you have a number for that 80 percent replacement rate. But there's reason to believe that oft-quoted 80 percent figure is wildly on the high side. That, in turn, makes the retirement calculations based upon it also wildly off....
  • Burn! Split! Invest! Occupy Wall Street organizers left with decisions

    01/08/2012 9:12:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    It seems that railing against big banks and the reviled 1 per cent is actually a big business in itself for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Over the past three months since the Occupy Wall Street protests began, the movement raised a whopping $706,855.91 through online and personal donations. After massive amounts of laundry, food, and subway passes, the group now has $300,000 left to spend as they see fit.
  • Colorado Student Banned from Yearbook Over Racy Photo

    01/07/2012 4:12:02 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/12 | Katie Kindelan [ABC News Blog]
    A Colorado teenager whose yearbook picture was rejected for being too revealing is vowing to fight the ban with her high school’s administration, but the editors of the yearbook insist it was their decision alone on the photo. The five student editors of the Durango High School yearbook in Durango, Col., told the Durango Herald they were the ones who made the call not to publish a picture of senior Sydney Spies posing in a short yellow skirt midriff and shoulder-exposing black shawl as her senior portrait. “We are an award-winning yearbook. We don’t want to diminish the quality with...
  • Dave Says Car Leasing is Fleecing

    01/04/2012 4:24:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, My husband is a landscaper who works for the state. He has his technical license and wants to start a business doing private work as well. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in this field?AmyDear Amy,First, I’d check to see if there are any additional licenses required for doing that kind of work in your state and the cities in which you’ll be operating. You want to make sure you’re starting off on the right foot with any authorities or governing boards.The next thing I’d advise is to keep it simple. There’s no reason...
  • How to Save Money When Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet

    01/03/2012 8:14:42 PM PST · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2012 | Alex Crees
    According to Gault, you never have to buy any over-the-counter medications at full price if you follow a few smart shopping rules. Here are her top five rules for buying medicine cheaply: 1. Generic supermarket or drugstore brands don’t beat warehouse brands in terms of price. **** 2. Combining deals on name-brand drugs at supermarkets or drugstores can match, even beat, warehouse prices. **** 3. Save your coupons. **** 4. Use coupons on smaller packages. **** 5. Look for online coupons – but be careful.
  • GOLDMAN SACHS SUBMITS: ISSUES ISLAMIC BOND PROGRAM AS CONFORMING TO SHARIA LAW

    01/03/2012 3:18:29 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugged ^ | 1/3/12 | Pamela Geller
    Why should my taxpayer dollars be used to advance sharia finance? Goldman Sachs, one of the largest recipients of Obama's redistribution of taxpayer money, is going Islamic. Many of Obama’s cabinet and appointed czars are directly connected to Goldman Sachs. The Muslim Brotherhood is dictating Obama's foreign policy, and now its financial policy as well. Sharia finance prohibits investments in whole American sectors -- tobacco, pork, alcohol and some forms of entertainment. Further, 2.5% must go to zakat (Islamic charity aka jihad). I do not want my money going to advance jihad and starve American business. Where is the separation...
  • Feds: MF Global improperly moved customer money

    12/30/2011 8:22:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 12/29/11 | Azam Ahmedben Protess
    Feds: MF Global improperly moved customer moneyBy Azam Ahmedben Protess New York Times News Service Posted: Dec 29, 2011, 7:02 am WASHINGTON — Federal authorities investigating the demise of MF Global think that the firm began improperly moving customer money to a middleman on Oct. 27, according to people briefed on the matter. The transfers, which indicate the brokerage firm misused client funds earlier than previously believed, represent a new line of inquiry in the hunt for more than $1 billion in missing money. In MF Global's last days, the brokerage house was frantically winding down trades to shore up...
  • State Department: More Money Should be Freed to PA

    12/29/2011 8:37:41 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 5 replies
    [More Congressional and State Dept. foolishness with U.S. taxpayer money. Our own government helping to finance Islamists agenda]: The U.S. State Department welcomed on Thursday Congress’ decision to release $40 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, but said that additional funding should be released. “We have been working with Congress for some time, because we don’t think it's in U.S. national interests to keep this money frozen,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was quoted by AFP as having told reporters. She added, however, “We will continue to work with Congress when they come back in session to secure additional...
  • New Marriage, New Family Finances: What's Fair

    12/28/2011 12:30:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2011 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: I'm about to get married for the second time. I have two kids, 8 and 10, and my fiancee has two teenagers. Everyone gets along well, but my husband-to-be is a lot wealthier than I, and his kids have been raised with very different financial expectations. It's not that I necessarily expect him to now pay for everything for my kids, but at the same time, I don't want them to feel like they get less because they're less worthy. What's fair in a situation like this? --A Reader Dear Reader: Even the most compatible couple can have...
  • Dave Says When to Buy Toys

    12/28/2011 10:29:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2011 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave, I’ve noticed that lots of people get defensive when it comes to talking about money and living on a plan. Why is this?TonyaDear Tonya,I think it’s because there seem to be two negative emotions connected to people who have failed with money: guilt and cynicism. They feel guilty because they’re terrible when it comes to handling money, and they don’t want to talk about it.Cynicism may be more prevalent in people who feel like they’ve been messed over by some “money expert” out there. Maybe they got caught up in a deal that went bad, or they lost...
  • Bam’s still pocketing MF money

    12/26/2011 10:02:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/11 | Josh Margolin
    President Obama is trying to put some distance between himself and the wreckage of bankrupt brokerage MF Global. But not too much distance. After returning more than $70,000 to Jon Corzine, the CEO who led MF Global into bankruptcy, the president’s re-election organizations are still hanging onto nearly $150,000 connected to the firm, The Post has learned. An Obama campaign official said no MF Global donations besides Corzine’s have been refunded. “Contributions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and if the facts merit it, they will be returned,” the official told The Post. Late Friday, aides revealed that Obama...
  • Somalis fear blocking of US wire transfers will lead to hardship; officials seek solution

    12/23/2011 3:08:03 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/23/11 | ABDI GULED and AMY FORLITI/AP
    Somali officials said Friday they are pleading with U.S. authorities to persuade banks to reconsider a decision to block money transfers from Minnesota's Somali community to relatives in this Horn of Africa nation, where anarchy has given safe haven to an al-Qaida linked terror group. The institution that handles the bulk of money transfers from Minnesota to Somalia — Sunrise Community Banks — has said it will discontinue the service at the end of December over fears it could be at risk of violating government rules intended to clamp down on the financing of terror groups. Minnesota political leaders Rep....
  • Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, miss Virginia primary deadline

    12/23/2011 12:16:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 107 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 23, 2011 | Olympia Meola , Jim Nolan
    Four Republican presidential candidates — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Rep. Ron Paul — submitted petitions Thursday in time to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman did not submit signatures with Virginia's State Board of Elections by Thursday's 5 p.m. deadline and will not be on the primary ballot. The candidates who submitted the required signatures must clear another hurdle. The Republican Party of Virginia has until Tuesday to certify which candidates qualify....
  • Debt-Free United States Notes Were Once Issued Under JFK. U.S. Government Still Has The Same Power.

    12/19/2011 9:25:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/19/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Most Americans have no idea that the U.S. government once issued debt-free money directly into circulation. America once thrived under a debt-free monetary system, and we can do it again. The truth is that the United States is a sovereign nation and it does not need to borrow money from anyone. Back in the days of JFK, Federal Reserve Notes were not the only currency in circulation. Under JFK (at at various other times), a limited number of debt-free United States Notes were issued by the U.S. Treasury and spent by the U.S. government without any new debt being created....
  • Should You Worry About Europe's Back Door Bank Run?

    12/16/2011 3:44:10 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 12-16-2011 | Keith Fitz-Gerald
    Should You Worry About Europe's Back Door Bank Run? December 16, 2011 By Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning On Wednesday, Fitch Ratings Inc. downgraded its credit ratings on five of Europe's biggest banks, and while that decision made headlines, it's not the most important story to come out of Europe this week. The real story, which the mainstream media is neglecting, is that there are signs of an underground run on Europe's banks. Almost nobody's talking about it, but there are indications money is already moving out of the European Union (EU) faster than rats abandoning a sinking...
  • Woman tells how she turned to the sex industry to fund her studies

    12/15/2011 9:07:49 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 15th December 2011 | By Jessica Satherley
    After it was revealed yesterday that an increasing number of women are using the sex industry to pay their way through university, one woman has told her story of stripping while studying. Emma Green, of Glamorgan, Wales, turned to stripping on a webcam for men and earned £200-a-week to fund her studies. The 25-year-old, who studied multi-media design at Glamorgan University before spending another year at a beauty therapy college in 2009, says a normal part-time job was out of the question because of her intense course workload.
  • 'Hezbollah laundered money through US used cars'

    12/15/2011 8:39:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/11 | Staff
    New York - Three Lebanese financial institutions linked to Hezbollah laundered over $240 million through the United States used car market, federal prosecutors accused on Thursday. The civil forfeiture claim by US prosecutors in New York accused the Lebanese Canadian Bank and two money exchange companies of buying and shipping used cars from the United States to West Africa. There, the cars were sold and the cash smuggled into Lebanon by people acting as money couriers, often working for Hezbollah, court documents said.
  • The Real Problem

    12/08/2011 1:13:16 PM PST · by Semper · 20 replies
    Truth and frustration | Dec 8, 2011 | Semper - Vanity
    To: Presidential campaigns How will your Candidate deal with the serious problem of our broken political system, corrupted by special interest money, contaminated by a breathtaking lack of ethics and perpetuated by the manipulation of a misinformed or ignorant electorate? Your Candidate's good ideas and solutions will not manifest or endure until that situation is corrected. Our critical challenges will not be solved within a broken political system.Here are just a few suggestions: * All campaign financing should be completely transparent. Our current president received millions from undisclosed “small donor” contributors. A small donor contributing many times becomes a large...
  • North Korea's new class system(money defines new class not loyalty to the state)

    12/02/2011 5:54:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 12/03/11
    Dec 3, 2011 North Korea's new class system By Andrei Lankov It is often overlooked how much North Korea has changed over the past 20 years. Its Stalinist and militaristic facade is carefully maintained by the state, but in the new circumstances it is increasingly misleading. Behind this official veneer of militant posters and goose-stepping soldiers, the society itself has changed much. In a nutshell, the past two decades were the time when the state was steadily retreating from the private life, and also was losing its ability (perhaps also its will) to control the daily activities of its subjects...
  • Gary Wagner of www.TheGoldForecast.com speaks with Kerry Lutz

    12/02/2011 1:56:52 PM PST · by appeal2
    www.KerryLutz.com ^ | 12-2-11 | Kerry Lutz
    Gary Wagner has been a trader and a market technician for over 25 years. In early in 2009 he began to focus his attention on one market: Gold. The yellow metal, gold, began to rally in 2008, but Gary knew the best was yet to come. He believed that gold was poised for an incredible and explosive upside move. Thus the GoldForecast was born. Gary’s daily video newsletter is always interesting and often profitable. He uses a combination of fundamental and technical analysis. We talked about the invention of paper money by the Chinese in the 10th century and their...