Tag Archives: mythbusting

Somebody Slept Through Civics Class…

… and it shows. Here’s an editorial cartoon from someone who just isn’t paying attention to how taxes work.  Not only that, but the cartoon’s author’s profession is political cartoons, and he’s old enough to be retired – and to … Continue reading

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One Way Personal Finance Advice Ends Up Going Bad: Part 1

The free personal finance tips market is glutted.  Not only do you have this fine blog, but there are, literally, thousands upon thousands of articles,  and hundreds of books, radio shows, and TV shows on personal finance.  And, in a … Continue reading

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Fantasy-Based Financial Planning – Part Two

This is part two of yesterday’s “Seriously?” moment is brought to you by MarketWatch via Yahoo! Finance, in an article entitled “10 Secrets to Being a Millionaire and Enjoying It” by Paul B. Farrell.  You can read part one here.  … Continue reading

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Fantasy-Based Financial Planning – Part One

Buttercup: You mock my pain. Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. – The Princess Bride (1987)* Oh, Yahoo! Finance, your articles are so helpful to my blogging.  It’s like shooting silly fish … Continue reading

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Living Mortgage Free – Honestly

What is it about mortgages that attracts such throngs of scammy, bad ideas?  I just had the displeasure of cruising through the underbelly of a website that purports to sell you the secrets of shedding your mortgage.*  The site is … Continue reading

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And what about the 53%?

Dear people posting on the 53%: I don’t think all of you really are in the 53%. So, I wrote a little post about the 99% stories on tumblr the other week, but what about the 53%?  You know, the … Continue reading

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Unemployment Myths

So, I had the misfortune of attending a Rotary meeting today and hearing a speaker from the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce talk about the wonders they perform for the business community.  I mean, the misfortune was having to hear … Continue reading

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Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme. Quit Calling It That.

You’ve probably heard it before, the old “social security is a Ponzi scheme” canard.  It sounds good on the face of it, but is Social Security really a Ponzi scheme?  Let’s think about it. According to the SEC a Ponzi … Continue reading

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