Category Archives: Inflation

Everything From This 1991 Radio Shack Ad You Can Now Do With Your Phone

                                  I saw this and found it fascinating.  Show this to the kids so they can see how primitively we all used to live. … Continue reading

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Should We Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

Should We Worry About Rising Interest Rates? The math of bonds is as follows:  When interest rates go down (like they have now for such a long period) bond prices rise and investors can enjoy capital gains in addition to … Continue reading

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Sponging Boomers

Sponging Boomers  This is a fantastic article. A reconciliation of economic realities and unsustainable government promises has barely begun; but it most certainly has started and will inevitably continue.  Make no mistake about it – it will happen. How this … Continue reading

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Is College a Lousy Investment?

Is College a Lousy Investment? One of the more disconcerting consequences of the recent economic turmoil has been how it forces us to question things that previously seemed sacrosanct. Fortunately for us Canadians, tuition rates here are far less onerous … Continue reading

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Making no cents

Making no cents Of all the articles I saw describing the Canadian Mint ceasing the production of pennies, I was surprised to see inflation was not mentioned anywhere.  It took 52 days and a UK publication to report on this … Continue reading

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2012 vs. 1984: Young adults really do have it harder today

2012 vs. 1984: Young adults really do have it harder today An interesting look back that compares the financial realities faced by young adults in 1984 vs. today.   An interesting and quick read. Excerpt from the article: All young adults … Continue reading

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The Hyperinflation Hype: Why the U.S. Can Never Be Weimar

The Hyperinflation Hype: Why the U.S. Can Never Be Weimar It is tough to read about inflation worries without reading the more alarmist and extreme predictions of hyper-inflation.   Like the article I posted on January 10th,  this article is a … Continue reading

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Raiding the Coffers

Raiding the Coffers Hard to make sense of this, but what is described in this article makes my head spin. It is so backwards and ridiculous that you may need to read this more than once for it to fully sink … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett: Why stocks beat gold and bonds

Warren Buffet:  Why stocks beat gold and bonds Nobody explains investing concepts better than Warren Buffett, and he is at his personal best with this latest piece.  In it, he discusses the so-called ‘safe haven’ investment options such as gold … Continue reading

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The Long Shadow of German Hyperinflation: Echoes

The Long Shadow of German Hyperinflation:  Echoes I found this article on one of my favourite websites, www.StingyInvestor.com.  I want to first be clear that I do NOT feel we are heading for hyper-inflation in North America.  I believe regular inflation … Continue reading

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