Posts Tagged ‘downsizing your lifestyle’

America’s Financial Armageddon

April 19, 2012

I am but a small voice in a vast wilderness of political opinion.  Although there are many far more eloquent and informed than myself who have been blowing the trumpet of warning for years, the trumpet blast continues to fall upon the deaf ears of politicians and U.S. citizens.  Truthfully, I wish there was some encouraging news I could write about when it comes to the secular world in which we live.  However, the truth is not very pleasant; not many really want to hear it or do anything about it.  But the great United States of America is rapidly advancing toward a financial Armageddon; one that the vast majority of Americans are woefully unaware and unprepared for and thus will suffer great personal consequences. (more…)

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Are You Prepared?

March 5, 2011

Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its February, 2011 unemployment estimate of 8.9%, down slightly from January’s 9.0%.  It was, of course, trumpeted by the Obama administration and in-the-fold economists as positive proof the economy is on the mend.  But is it?  Are we being told the truth?  It appears we are not, on a number of issues. (more…)

DOW 6000 Revisited

February 20, 2009

Earlier in the week I wrote about the DOW hitting 6,000 before the end of the year.  For most that is not only unthinkable but it is downright horrifying.  But is it realistic and within the realm of possibility?  Let’s look at the numbers. (more…)

Hyper-Inflation Here We Come

February 20, 2009

It was not long ago that the feds were concerned about a deflationary economy.  But, oh my, how things have changed and so quickly.  Freezes in Florida and a persistent drought in much of California’s edible crops growing area threaten to push up consumer prices on much of the fresh produce as well as processed foods.  And, although oil has been consistantly hovering around $35/barrel, gas and diesel prices continue to rise. (more…)

Is Your Lifestyle Sustainable?

January 14, 2009

Are you one of those people who got caught up in the spending frenzy of the last few years?  Did you buy big ticket items like an SUV, a boat, a cabin, a condo, or upgrade your home to one more luxurious with money you neither had nor could afford to spend? (more…)