Real Estate in the Spring Warms



As the flowers bloom and temperatures become milder, so does the real estate market and most experts expect it to be an active one this spring, summer, and fall. Nation-wide, housing prices rose 5.7 percent in January, year over year. Some say that is a sustainable rate of appreciation. However, the Department of Labor’s Consumer […]

Someone Is Stealing Your Money – How The Fed is Picking Your Pockets



Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke frequently points to “low inflation” as justification for a continuation of his current policy of Quantitative Easing (QE1, QE2, QE3, QE4). Simply put, Bernanke believes, (or is betting), that he can continue to flood the economy with newly printed, nearly worthless dollars because inflation is still low and deflation is supposedly the real problem.

Obama And Boehner Agree On General Framework For Lying To American Public



As the fiscal cliff negotiations continue over who gets to pay more income taxes, the good news is that President Obama and House Speaker Boehner have made significant progress. They’ve already got a framework in place for exactly how they plan to mislead the American public about the economy and inflation. Once that is done, it’s relatively easy to cut the deficit and tell the public that things are OK.

Real Inflation Likely To Undermine A Housing Recovery



The idea that home prices benefit from inflation is a long held tenet of real estate investing. This belief originated in the 1980’s during the first era of creative finance. Most investing “gurus” of that period taught seminars in which they said that home prices were rising because of the inflation which occurred in the […]

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