Monthly Archives: July 2011

Small Banks and Small Businesses

Big Media (Fox News, MarketWatch.com) covers Big Business (Wall Street and Wal-Mart).  Big Business is doing well, reporting big profits.  Main Street and the general economy are not doing well, i.e. GDP growth is tepid at best and the net … Continue reading

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Learn to Swim Before You Enter the Deep Financial Water

A lucky few of us received some financial education in school.  A larger fraction engaged in on the job training, learning as and occasionally ahead  of acquiring money to save or invest.  An unfortunately larger portion of the population trusted … Continue reading

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Debt Ceiling

The debate in Washington about raising the debt ceiling is largely about pandering to perceived constituencies.  Rex Nutting calls out his top “10 Craziest Things about the Debt Ceiling Crisis” in a column on MarketWatch.com.  Read it as a sanity … Continue reading

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