Alan D Thomson

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Historical Echoes: The “Mississippi Bubble”

<i>Amy Farber</i><p>In 1720, the very same year that England was experiencing the “South Sea Bubble” (see our post), France was experiencing a bubble as …

No Inflation, but New York Fed Manufacturing Zone Enters Recession Levels

More economic data is out for the markets to chew on. The good news is that inflation appears to be remaining nonexistent. The bad news is that …

CBS' Attkisson: "There Hasn't Been An Appetite For The Stories I've Offered On Benghazi" | RealClearPolitics

Posted on May 15, 2013<p>CBS' Attkisson: "Hasn't Been An Appetite For The Stories I've Offered On Benghazi"<p>CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson: "I've received …

Inker: Explaining Equity Returns - The Big Picture

Several comments in yesterday morning’s post sent me back to GMO’s archive to pull some of Ben Inker’s work.<p>You should read yesterday morn’s …

Establish Credibility in a New Job

Behold the Menu of Buckhead's Newest Spot King + Duke

In what was one of Atlanta's most anticipated openings of the year, <b>Ford Fry</b>'s King + Duke started serving lunch and dinner in Buckhead yesterday. This is what the space looks like. Below, find executive chef Joe Schafer's full menu, which includes everything from wings and and hearth-grilled cheese …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

How to Refinance Your Home With Current FHA Mortgage Rates

You might want to refinance your mortgage for a couple of reasons. By refinancing, you can lock in a lower interest rate and lower your monthly …

Scrap The IRS?

Amid the sturm und drang over IRS tomfoolery (I needn’t say “alleged” here, because in the best of times, the US tax code is steeped in tomfoolery), folks are missing a huge opportunity: Let’s just scrap whole darn thing.<p>This isn’t a left-right issue. This is a statement of fact: America’s tax code …

Book Review - How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?

Todd Tresidder is a well-known financial coach and founder of FinancialMentor.com and he was kind enough to send me a free kindle copy of his book …

5 New Rules on Federal Student Loans

Interest on popular loans will cost more, grad students will need better credit, but repayment plans will be more generous.<p>Whether you're taking out …

College & University

Why aren’t Americans moving anymore? Here’s a new theory.

Here's an odd economic mystery. Americans are moving around the country a lot less frequently than they used to. For example: In the early 1990s, 3 percent of Americans moved across state lines each year. Today, the rate is half that.<p>Economists have offered all sorts of theories for the drop in …

DEUTSCHE BANK: The New Estimates For The US Budget Are A Total Gamechanger For Fiscal And Monetary Policy

That's good news right?<p>In his note today, Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna says there is even more than meets the eye in the report.<p>Specifically, the rosier CBO report means there's now less pressure on Congress to keep the Sequester, and more breathing room for the Fed.<p>He writes:<p>Oftentimes, a mid-year …

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6 Things You Must Know About Identity Theft

The number of victims is going up. Don’t become a statistic.<p><b>1. It’s no joke.</b> The film <i>Identity Thief</i> poked fun at the perp, played by Melissa …

Identity Theft

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