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Using the News

What are the short-term and long-term consequences of the historic vote?
Things to Keep in Mind About (Presidential) Politics and the Economy
Is the USA economy producing unfair and rigged outcomes?
Is the recent slide in Chinese stocks cause for concern about global economy and stock prices?
Understanding current and future financial market reactions

Worth Reading/Watching

CNN Libertarian Town Hall meeting with Gov. Gary Johnson and his V.P. candidate Gov. William Weld
Further information suggests that major change of direction likely within one year
Is it hypocrisy to advocate index funds to others and then to invest with active managers?
Romney's critique of Trump's policy statements and fitness to be President of the U.S.
He says he's not running but then says he might change his mind next spring when his television contract expires.

The Straight Scoop

How to minimize your tolls and time spent on the road
New Home Security Offers Low Cost System and Remote Video Access
Making Money in Stocks is Simple Yet Confounding for Some
What's the purpose of an emergency reserve and do they still make sense?
Money problems and marriage often go hand in hand. But it doesn't have to be that way...


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Preferred Portfolios

Currently recommended mutual funds
What's the best approach to reduce risk in your retirement account when nearing or in retirement?
How do they fit into a portfolio's asset allocation?
His expectations for interest rates, inflation, the U.S. economy and government spending  
Is it better to customize your funds and go with a pre-set mix?

Book/Research Summaries

What methods and strategies work best at calming your nerves and staying balanced
A look at the accuracy of future forecasts by analysts who widely miss the mark
Research study highlights what works and what doesn't and why
Words of wisdom from noted crime prevention authority Jeff McKissack
Why do we have financial market bubbles and crashes? New research from the London School of Economics explains why and you can profit from the insights.

Guru Watch

Donald Trump embroiled in numerous lawsuits over costly seminar promises
On air investing pundit's stock picks aren't so hot either
Cook Paid Financial Price and Served Seven Years in Federal Prison
Ronald Reagan’s former budget director continues making waves in the press  
What to make of this New York Time's columnist's current and past predictions


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