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The Velocity of Money

We talked about the Taper, today, I'll share my bigger concern, the potential wave of inflation. We first need to understand a couple things. First, a look at M1 - From the end of the recession, M1 (Defined as "M1 includes funds that are readily accessible for spending. M1 consists of: (1) currency outside the [...]

Preparing For The Taper

We are living in interesting times. The Fed Funds Rate is targeted at 0-.25%. The last time it was this low was in the late 1950's, so it's fair to say that for most of us, these are the lowest rates we've ever seen. As I became interested in finance in the late 80's, fed [...]

No Taper Yet

This week, The Bernanke, along with the Federal Reserve, decided the economy wasn't growing enough to end QE, and would hold off on the taper. The market breathed a sigh of relief and rallied on this news.  We'll talk more about QE and the Taper this coming week.

A Windfall Roundup

Let's start this week with Andy Hough's My Retirement Blog. Andy wrote why you should Take Advantage of a Stretch IRA, along with excellent examples of the kind of withdrawals required at various ages. The difference between taking the money and running and taking the deposits over the years can be huge. As long as [...]

A Fall Back Roundup

This week, Canadian Finance Blog offers Tips To Prevent Running Out Of Money In Retirement. Some advice and a warning to be careful about how you choose your post retirement withdrawal level. Len Penzo touches on The Fed's Disgraceful War on Average Americans. QE2 anyone? Will all this money thrown into the system propel the [...]

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