Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 Address

ON THE eve of a national election, it is well for us to stop for a moment and analyze calmly and without prejudice the effect on our Nation of a victory by either of the major political parties.

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How to Benefit From Higher Gas Prices in 2012

Yesterday, as I do just about every week, I filled my truck’s gas tank. As I watched the digits tick by on the pump (which finally stopped at $70.04), I winced, and pined for my all-electric vehicle.

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Gearing up for another great year!

With 2012 right around the corner, I want to talk about some simple steps you can take right now — or in the New Year — to greatly improve your financial life.

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The Night That Mama Cried While Angels Sang

It was the year 1968. That year was an exceptionally hard year in every way. Pop was laid off due to too much snow in the woods. He was a logger. Roads were impassable and snow lay thick in the mountains. We knew there would be no Christmas.

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A New Energy Future is Emerging From Tight Oil and It Holds the Promise of Ending Oil Imports

The Bakken is an oil play that has erupted across a forgotten corner of the U.S. It is a frenzy of drilling and pumping and moneymaking. It is also a place where a new energy future is emerging,

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Canadian Gas Company Says EPA Is Wrong On Dangers of Fracking

Standing in the way of  roughly 100 years of future natural gas supply and continued over-dependence on Venezuela and the Middle East for oil and gas needs is the USEPA.

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The best financial jokes of 2011

In New York, the Occupy Wall Street people blocked 3 subway stations today. Take that, all you fat cats who ride the subway all day. You’re next, people who use the internet at the public library. – Craig Ferguson

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The Worst Time Of The Year?

For a lot of Americans, this is the worst time of the year.  If you don’t have any money, it can be really hard to hear others go on and on about how good “Santa Claus” was to them this year.

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Markets In Everything: Cheap Seats on Charters

“If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to fly on those fancy private aircraft that rich people use for getaways such as skiing or beach weekends, a new Web-based company in Smyrna, Tennessee aims to put you in the jet set — at prices that rival those of regular airline seats.

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Planning for My Financial Future

I’ve been fortunate over the past few years. I’ve managed to get out of debt, quit my day job to write full time, built substantial savings, and am now able to do what I want when I want. I still work hard, of course, but I do so on my own terms. I’m a lucky man.

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