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Using the News

Ebola’s proliferation possibly depressing stock markets and the economy
Implications for changing leadership in new global economy
Lessons learned from Robin Williams’ and my neighbors’ struggles
Missile Attack on Commercial Jet Raises War Anxieties
Why are stock prices continuing to advance while bond yields drop?

Worth Reading/Watching

It’s not Federal Reserve policy that is fueling higher stock prices…
Updated rankings from a leading investment publication
60 Minutes story highlights mentally ill who are a danger to themselves and others
What’s likely to happen to composition of Congress and State Governments?
New research shows great improvement in memory function from one lifestyle change

The Straight Scoop

Positioning assets to deal with pesky state estate and inheritance taxes
How to get your personal finances in order before launching into the small business world
How serious are the conflicts of interest that come with commission-based salespeople?
How to save on auto insurance and get quality service
Says that SIPC is protecting Wall Street and not victims of securities fraud


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Preferred Portfolios

So says a leading mutual fund advisor is his recent newsletter  
Keeping perspective on where the markets have been and may be heading
Dealing with Stock Market Fears, Inertia and Dow 17,000
Understanding what makes a portfolio “unbalanced” and “riskier” than necessary
Some folks can do better investing in individual stocks, right?

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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