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A Front Row Seat to Our Doomed Future

Written by Adam English
Posted June 11, 2013

Pull up a seat and take a look across the Pacific... because we have a front row seat to where we'll be in a couple decades.

The Dangers of the "Pension Advance"

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 10, 2013

The pension advance loan may sound like a good deal upfront, but a deeper look at the companies behind them shows what's wrong...This relatively new type of loan product is usually marketed to retirees with defined benefit pensions. The problem is there is growing concern about these so-called advances and whether or not they are actually deceptive and being used to take advantage of unsuspecting seniors or others who feel they may not have anywhere to turn.

Michael Bloomberg is a Dipshit

Written by Jimmy Mengel
Posted June 10, 2013

Michael Bloomberg is a dipshit. I know that may sound crass, unprofessional, even libelous... but after the mayor's arrogant comments this week regarding medical marijuana, it needs to be said...

Help! I'm Drownin'

Written by Adam English
Posted June 10, 2013

Image of the week...

Phone Record Privacy Violation

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 7, 2013

The U.S. government has been receiving private phone records from Verizon for at least seven years. Who knows what else it's collecting?

Find a Tool Bank

Written by Adam English
Posted June 7, 2013

Find a Tool Bank Near You, Save Hundreds of Dollars Every Year

Medical Record Privacy Violations

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 6, 2013

A number of states are actually selling private medical records... and though names are removed, investigations have proved discovering the person's identity is fairly simple.

10 Crazy Stats About U.S. Welfare

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 6, 2013

10 Crazy Stats About U.S. Welfare

Plutocracy in America: Bowing Down to Corporate Masters

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 6, 2013

Plutocrats: too big to jail, too big to tax, too big to stop. The growing gap between the haves and the have-nots is spiralling out of control.

Perils of U.S. Drone Program

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 5, 2013

The U.S. drone program has the support of around 80% of Americans. But is it really a solution, or is it a spark for more problems?

The Cost of Waiting to Save for Retirement

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted June 5, 2013

The Cost of Waiting to Save for Retirement: Waiting even five years can have a significant impact on your savings. As you can see in this chart from BlackRock...

Retirement Capital vs. Risk Capital

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted June 5, 2013

Someone who's already established an emergency fund, set up individual retirement accounts, and funded a brokerage account will have different needs and goals than someone who has only a checking account and perhaps an employer-provided retirement plan like a 401(k) or SIMPLE IRA.

Federal Reserve Probes Bitcoin

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 4, 2013

The U.S. Federal Reserve is going after Bitcoin by veiling it as a probe into all digital currency platforms...

British Officers For Hire

Written by Adam English
Posted June 4, 2013

Watch British General incriminate themselves.

Financial Swan Songs of Old Spies

Written by Adam English
Posted June 4, 2013

With the revolving door spinning faster than ever, two old spies are finding new and lucrative lies in the private sector.