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Archive for June, 2008

“There’s quicksand all around us,” says 87-year old veteran investment advisor Charles Allmon. “We’re in an economy that’s tanking, we’re looking at the most significant economic downturn since the 1930s, and the dollar is going to hell.” New Threat: The ‘Obama’ Market The Sun June 30, 2008 Mr. Allmon has been in the stock market [...]

Lookin’ like a million dollars, even on a broke-ass budget For me, beauty has always been a special type of spiritual elevation – a powerful radiation from the inside out that shines through in the joy we feel in our hearts and by unlocking the passion in our souls. Beauty encapsulates not only the physical, but possesses the mental [...]

The dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows – “We suffer from a fiscal cancer.” David Walker, the nation’s top accountant and former comptroller general of the United States, is a highly respected public figure who has run the Government Accountability Office. (The GAO audits the government’s books and serves as the investigative arm of [...]

A financial update. Oh baby, how far we’ve come While rummaging through some older posts here on Broke-Ass, I stumbled across a lot of stuff I’d forgotten about. A post from last year showed how I’d gone from $0 in savings in January 2007 to $1,000 in savings four months later (see Surviving Paycheck to Paycheck? You [...]

In The Current Turbulent Economy and Financial Sectors, What Gives? I’ve become somewhat of a CNBC junkie lately, which has resulted in some pretty bizarre sleeping patterns. It’s not unusual to catch me propped up on my pillows at 4am, munching on some Cheerios and sneaking in an hour or two of ”Worldwide Exchange”. Month after month I’ve held my breath [...]