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Be a wise spender during the holidays

You just got your much-awaited 13th month pay. You’re happy and very much eager to spend it on some things you’ve been longing to do—or buy—a couple of months earlier. But hold your horses! As with any other things in this world, money will a...
by DULDULAO DOT NET on Dec 19, 2016

Groupon Coupons Codes and Deals

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Saving money is necessary before spending to something that is either a need or want in your every day living. In my opinion, it is not good to spend our money more than of what we are earn...
by DULDULAO DOT NET on Dec 16, 2016

Study: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Financially Illiterate

A new study by the FINRA Foundation estimated that nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn’t pass a basic financial literacy test. The study, which surveyed 27,564 Americans from June through October of last year, also showed that even eight years af...
by Personal Finance News on Jul 12, 2016

State of the news biz in 2016? Oh, my god … it’s really bad.

Newsies dread this time of year. It’s when the Pew Research Center releases its annual State of the Media report. And the findings, for print newsies, are bad, bad, bad. Ad revenue down. Trust measures down. Newsroom staffing down. Circulation R...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 16, 2016

Mr. Cameron’s Brexit nightmare

Brexit could be a model for what nations should do if the political leadership was there. But it isn’t. I imagine when British Prime Minister David Cameron secured an agreement with European political leaders last winter on immigration and othe...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 15, 2016

Mr. Cameron’s Brexit nightmare

Brexit could be a model for what nations should do if the political leadership was there. But it isn’t. I imagine when British Prime Minister David Cameron secured an agreement with European political leaders last winter on immigration and othe...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jun 15, 2016

Where’s the Best Place to Climb The Economic Ladder?

As the global economy is slowing down, it’s much harder to climb the economic ladder. Harvard and Stanford economist Raj Chetty found that where you live makes a big difference. To go from the bottom rung to the top tier of the income ladder in...
by Personal Finance News on Feb 5, 2016

For 2016, re-elect Andrew Shepherd: Fiction trumps the Republican reality

In my favorite bad movie, The American President, Michael Douglas as the fictional President Andrew Shepherd confronts his Republican challenger’s claims about Shepherd’s character. We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 18, 2015

Clinton’s infrastructure spending plan too little to tackle multi-trillion-dollar crisis

News item: Hillary Clinton on Sunday announced her plan for infrastructure spending—a “down payment on our future,” she said—and it comes with a hefty price tag: $275 billion. At a campaign event in Boston, the frontrunner for the Democratic...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 30, 2015

Chill, baby, chill: Arctic oil exploration and climate security

My wife’s engagement ring contains a marquis cut diamond appraised at $2000. I bought it at a pawn shop for $600. The pawn broker was ready to shoot me dead if I tried to steal it. When I paid him … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Sep 1, 2015

TTP: fast-track disaster ahead

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the opposite of free trade Like many, I have my share of disappointments with Obama. On balance, he’s infinitely preferable to any of the plausible Republican alternatives—can you imagine what Mitt Romney or John...
by Scholars & Rogues on Mar 20, 2015

Fast-track disaster ahead

Like many, I have my share of disappointments with Obama. On balance, he’s infinitely preferable to any of the plausible Republican alternatives—can you imagine what Mitt Romney or John McCain and a Republican Congress would be getting up to thes...
by Scholars & Rogues on Mar 20, 2015

MSNBC and Heartland Institute: two great tastes that go great together?

If you’re MSNBC, who do you get to provide the anti-FCC net neutrality position for fairness and balance? As usual, while there’s a kerfuffle over major issues I’m down here in the weeds wondering at a peculiarities. For instance, w...
by Scholars & Rogues on Feb 28, 2015

Too many people + unbridled consumption = trauma for billions

Does disaster loom, brought on by population increases and a governing economic system predicated on ever more growth? Scratch a problem involving homo sapiens. Smog choking cities. Carbon dioxide and methane warming atmosphere or ocean. Forests rapa...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 31, 2014

What President Obama didn’t mention in his immigration address

There’s a sequence of 6-letters that appears nowhere in the transcript President Obama finally addressed the nation today regarding the executive actions he’s taking in regard to our broken immigration system. If you’re looking for...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 20, 2014

The Obama administration’s latest dose of political irony

Campaigned on transparency, had a Bush administration assist, and still drops ball In 2006, Congress passed the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. President Bush signed it into law. From the USASpending.gov website, the law: require...
by Scholars & Rogues on Aug 8, 2014

Not news: banks making bank on overdraft fees, to the tune of $30+ billion

Here’s a radical idea: let’s do away with unsecured overdraft altogether According to Moebs Services, Inc., last year banks collected $31.9 billion in overdraft fees. This meme sums it up nicely, I think. If banks only offered overdraft p...
by Scholars & Rogues on Jul 30, 2014

Dear Human Resources: four ways employers can help America’s job hunters (and themselves)

“Hiring managers” say only apply for jobs you’re qualified for. Fine. Now, here are some things HR needs to do in return. I subscribe to a number of industry mailing lists and content services as part of my work, and periodically &...
by Scholars & Rogues on May 23, 2014

Four ways employers can help America’s job hunters (and themselves)

“Hiring managers” say only apply for jobs you’re qualified for. Fine. Now, here are some things they need to do in return. I subscribe to a number of industry mailing lists and content services as part of my work, and … Contin...
by Scholars & Rogues on May 23, 2014

We sell to the rich, to the poor — but not the middle class

My refrigerator is fatigued. Soon, but hopefully not too soon, I’ll need to replace it. Will I be able to buy a modestly priced, well-built but not fancy refrigerator that will last the rest of my life? I am not … Continue reading →...
by Scholars & Rogues on Feb 3, 2014


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