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[25 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | 3,248 views]
To what “degree” does college pay for you to pursue?

CNBC’s Kelly Evans reports on the escalating costs of attaining a college degree; how the costs incurred with the subsequent loans can place a prolonged, lifestyle-altering burden on the pursuit of a chosen career and its bounties; plus the financial challenges that graduates face while striving to fulfill the American Dream:  a car, a home, a successful career, a family, and continued education.
This report offers a breakdown of some of the costs and consequences, both positive and negative, of a college degree and how long those costs can remain a …

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[3 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | 2,039 views]
The Global Economic Landscape

From that cup o’ joe or spot o’ tea,
To the gas in your car and any import fee,
The prices we pay are a result, you see,
Of the global economic interactivity.
– $tock Mom
You might be tempted to dismiss this information thinking it remote and unimportant to directly affect your personal finances, but that line of thought can be very costly.
Europe, China, Japan, Russia, Brazil, India, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Syria, North Korea all depend on the same economic resources that we depend on. How well we all get along together and share …

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[28 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 2,220 views]
Jobs 2012 And Beyond

“How healthy is the American workforce, and what can you expect in 2012 if you’re looking for a job?” – A conversation with workplace guru Daniel Pink, author of Drive, to get his predictions on what jobs are needed going forward; what jobs are becoming obsolete; how risk is shifting from the corporations to the individual – pensions, health care, education; the trends toward skills and abilities that are harder to outsource and automate; and, how our nation’s policies are not keeping pace with these transitions and the irrelevancy of …

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[2 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 1,924 views]
Henry Ford, where are you?

Here’s where CEOs stand; where do you?  And where will it leave your kids?  You can ignore the politics, but do not ignore the numbers.
There is a growing disparity in our economic metrics.  Since workers (99%ers) are the engine, the spenders of our economy in this country, then how can our economy survive if the corporate culture continues to destabilize or remove them?
Corporations are creating the paradox of economic destruction.  They are eroding the very system on which they depend by their ongoing purging of the spender-engine that drives their …

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[30 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 8,710 views]
Trickle-down Reaganomics doesn’t hold water.

Do not be fooled by the recent push for tax breaks for the top 1% – at the expense of the middle class and lower income groups – that is being trumpeted by those in DC. They are trying to re-sell a failed policy they claim will jumpstart the economy by giving the rich more money, claiming that the rich are the job creators.
Been there. Done that. Have the T-shirt, and it doesn’t fit … except only on the fat cats.  By the way, new businesses are the major job creators.
Here is …

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[18 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,902 views]
Will the ‘fracking’ business create major gas pains?

UPDATE:  FRI 09 DEC 11 | 11:05 PM MT

Shale gas drilling:  Pros & Cons
“While some complain that extracting natural gas from shale rock formations is tainting their water supply, others who have allowed drilling on their property are getting wealthy.” – Lesley Stahl reports.
(Aired:  November 14, 2010 8:00 PM)

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[28 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | 2,350 views]
The American Dream 2.0

The American Dream – where did it go?
Was it within our reach?  We‘ll never know.
Will the Dream be better with “2.0″?
Well, it’s in our hands to make it so!
– $tock Mom
The American Dream 2.0 implies an upgrade, a better version of itself; but unfortunately, that is just not the case, nor will it be for many years to come.
It will take a generation, maybe longer, to recover from the destruction created by the greedy few who placed their own selfish pursuits for wealth above, and at the expense of, the …