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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report

In January, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission issued their final report, titled The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report. While I’d not want to ruin a good cliffhanger of an ending, the web site itself puts it conclusion on the front page: The Commission concluded that this crisis was avoidable—the result of human actions, inactions, and misjudgments. [...]

The Housing Boom and Bust

A number of books have been written about the recent real estate crash over the last months. I’ve found Thomas Sowell’s The Housing Boom and Bust to be among the best. Dr Sowell attributes much of the crisis to the well meaning politicians who misinterpret the meaning behind the data. They assume that any differences [...]

Money Merge Account Analysis Pt 33

I’ve used the term Innumeracy here to describe the equivalent to numbers what illiteracy is to reading. However, I now seek a stronger word or phrase to describe the egregious claims I’ve run across. I’m leaning toward “numerical blasphemy,” but am open to suggestions. A Money Merge Account agent sent me a link to a [...]

Money Merge Account Analysis Pt 32

My regular readers will recognize this is a post regarding the Money Merge Account, an expensive mortgage accelerator I consider to be a scam. New readers should note, this was part of a series confined to a weekly Thursday post, and today this series ends as my intent is to provide a variety of articles [...]

Money Merge Account Analysis Pt 31

Last week, I hinted that it was time to move on, and this will be my last regular post regarding the Money Merge Account scam sold by UFirst agents. A few reasons. After 30 weeks of non-stop analysis, there’s simply not too much left to say. I believe I’ve covered most aspects of the (bad) [...]

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