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Using the News

How have government deficits changed during the economic expansion since 2009?
Two years into his Presidency, Francois Hollande is changing course
Using an inside perspective to make the most of your financial decisions
A look at the state of the U.S. dollar, commodity prices and economy
Understanding what’s going on with the energy sector and economy

Worth Reading/Watching

A journalist examines measures of the economy, health and safety
Some fun videos for the holiday season (FREE)
Gruber's videotaped remarks from a University of Pennsylvania healthcare economics event
It’s not Federal Reserve policy that is fueling higher stock prices…
Updated rankings from a leading investment publication

The Straight Scoop

Don’t put yourself at risk of buying faulty products or exposing yourself to criminals
Getting value for your money when you are a consumer
What tax breaks are available for K-12 private schooling?
Don't let these obstacles stand in your way to building wealth investing in real estate
What's the value of and alternatives to a liberal arts education?


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Preferred Portfolios

Are interest rates falling again a return of deflationary worries from 2008?
What funds and allocations to use to minimize risk while earning decent long-term returns
Comparing an annuity to mutual funds in an HSA
So says a leading mutual fund advisor is his recent newsletter  
Keeping perspective on where the markets have been and may be heading

Book/Research Summaries

Use these tips to substantially boost your car’s fuel efficiency
How the Affordable Care Act is effecting corporate employment and corporate profits  
Can you make more money investing in them and how has the U.S.' ranking changed?
What is unusual about their demographics or background that could explain their high incomes?  (FREE)
Seeing how much retirees actually spend can help you plan your own retirement better

Guru Watch

Is Suze Orman qualified to be giving you financial advice and how good is her advice?
Evaluating Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys” book and how you should trade stocks
Divergent views on why federal tax revenue is lagging and what should be done to address it
Bill O'Reilly agrees with Roubini on other fallout from high oil prices...are these pundits right?
America's most widely watched television psychologist offered some dire financial warnings and advice


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