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Is the Bernanke Bubble Bursting?

It seems as though Helicopter Ben is pulling a Greenspan: leaving the Federal Reserve just before the consequences of his irresponsible monetary policies become blatantly apparent. Stocks sold off 5% in January as investors digested the reality of stimulus tapering and rising interest rates. The true reason stocks went up 30% in 2013 is because…

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What Cookies Can Teach Your Children About Capitalism

February 7th marks national Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (I know, I didn’t realize it was a thing either). Basically, this means that next week you should be prepared to be bombarded by young girls and persistent adults looking to sell you cookies. You may think they’re overpriced. You may not like the boxes they come…

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5 Almost Famous Entrepreneurs Who Got Out Too Early

When you own a business, it can be hard to let go. After hearing stories like the ones below, it may be even harder. Here are 5 (almost) famous individuals who sold their stakes in their business for chump change by comparison to what they’re worth today. 1. Domino’s Pizza – James Monaghan In the…

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Wall Street Pot Stocks Send Wrong Smoke Signal

By John Aidan Byrne January 26, 2014 The high times won’t last long for Wall Street’s pot brokers. The sudden US investor interest in marijuana-related stocks — some having soared as much as 1,700 percent in value in recent weeks — may be growing as recreational and medical use of pot is legalized and debated nationwide….

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If You Like Your Retirement Account, You Can Keep It

Where have we heard this before? Of course – from none other than our teleprompter-in-chief. Last night, during his State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a new type of retirement plan for people who don’t have access to one through their employer. Obama is calling this new plan the “myRA.” Let’s do more…

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South Korean Girl Makes Money By Eating on Camera

This girl in South Korea is making roughly $9,000 a month just by sitting down in front of a camera and eating a big meal, one of the country’s newest web trends. This may be proof that you can make money doing literally anything. What do you think? Would you pay to watch someone eat?

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HOW ABOUT A 71% TAX RATE?

Unbelievable but true: after all of the bailouts we have seen since the beginning of the most recent financial crisis  (as well as the bail-in from Cyprus), we are hearing that there are possibly still more to come. Just recently, the IMF even suggested that broke nations should implement a “one-off capital levy.” What, exactly,…

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Buy Sugar and Turn a Sweet Profit

  Think about this for a second, and really be honest with yourself here – what do you consider to be inexpensive nowadays? Consider your last trip to the supermarket. Can you name even one household item, or a single category of goods that wasn’t more expensive than it has been in the past few…

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