It seems that it’s a good thing that the market was closed for Good Friday because this has been a terrible week (and the futures for Monday aren’t looking so hot). The good news is that you probably aren’t buying any Spanish bonds which seem to be sliding in Greece. Let’s hope that this doesn’t happen to you (click link).
Our economy shows feeble signs of recovery, but the artificially low interest…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on April 7, 2012 at 5:36am — No Comments
If you purchased an item for $20.00 in 1913, the same product would cost you $459.93 today. That represents a 2199.6% rate of inflation. Is the product worth more than two-thousand times its original value? Probably not…. because the worth of the product has not varied, but the value of the money used to acquire it has gone down. In other words….the (formerly) high prices for real estate and homes and nearly every other purchase in our market baskets are a result of our money becoming worth…Continue
This amazing weather that we have enjoyed in Northwest Ohio has allowed me to complete a number of tasks rather early this year. Our Little Pat-Ch of Paradise requires a lot of attention for maintaining the grounds and the buildings, and I have relished every balmy moment so far this spring. Beginning Monday we’ll return to more typical weather for the period with one day in the high 40’s and the remainder of the ten-day forecast calling for high 50’s and low 60’s. It’s manageable and allows…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on March 24, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments
At 2:00am Sunday morning our ‘time” is magically transformed, and we begin to save daylight. This maneuver has always puzzled me because “saving” suggests some form of storing, and I’ve never found a system that will successfully retain daylight for more than several hours. Maybe our new emphasis on green energy development can include a daylight storage component. We can pass out billions of research and development dollars to well-placed friends of politicians who will, in turn, hire tens…Continue