Category Archives: Debt

Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years

Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years After a prior posting discussing “Is College a Lousy Investment” I thought this related to that and was interesting.  Some will look at this as a positive and some will say this … 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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Friends in low places

Friends in low places This article will be too dry and boring to appeal to most readers, but those who are boring and dry like me may like it. There are two key takeaways: One, that interest rates and bond … 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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Lessons From Canada’s Basket Case Moment

Lessons From Canada’s Basket Case Moment I think this is particularly interesting because Canadians all seem to believe their country is immune to the financial realities faced by other nations.  Also, timely because Germany just experienced a similar lack of … Continue reading

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House of Horrors, Part 2

House of Horrors, Part 2 No Canadian home owner will enjoy the message in this Economist article.   I have worried (too early evidently) about a house price decline in Canada for a long, long time, but it has been difficult … Continue reading

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