Economic Updates

Are Pensions About to Collapse?

Are Pensions About to Collapse?

Are you in line to get clobbered as more and more pension funds collapse? Do you think Uncle Sam’s ‘Pension Benefit Guarantee Trust Corp’ is going to save you? Guess again.   “This is one of those things that few will pay attention to until it’s a 5 alarm fire. […]

 
 

Private Property – You as An American Own Nothing

Private Property – You as An American Own Nothing

  Think you own your house, your car or anything else? Truth is, you’re just the fool that makes the payments, forks over the property taxes, and keeps things in good working order for the real owner. “According to Senate Document 43, 73rd Congress 1st Session, all property of United […]

 
 

World Financial Markets Ready to Crater?

World Financial Markets Ready to Crater?

Many folks are going gaga over our new savior Donald Trump and his beautiful family, but behind the curtain world financial markets are teetering badly and it’s going to take more than the latest guru to set things right. “Some people would argue that 2016 was the year that the […]

 
 

2017 Pension Crises – Investment Meltdown

2017 Pension Crises – Investment Meltdown

Few would argue that Bill Gross, head of Janus Funds and former head of PIMCO, the world’s largest bond firm, is a financial flake, so it’s time to pay close attention to Bill’s analysis of 2017 financial risks.  “Happiness has dominated risk markets since early November and despair has characterized […]

 
 

Smoke & Mirrors – Economic Alchemy

Smoke & Mirrors – Economic Alchemy

Trump followers are ecstatic, HRC supporters downtrodden, but there’s a lot more going on than the current kabuki theater that’s playing out in the media, and it’s important to understand how it’s going to affect you and your family. “The economy is a tool, or a weapon, by which international […]

 
 

Boomers vs. Millennials – Fight of the Century

Boomers vs. Millennials – Fight of the Century

  This issue continues to fester and unless a miracle occurs it’s going to eventually explode. When it does Boomers are going to be splattered all over the walls. “Boomers have everything to lose if the status quo isn’t maintained and millennials increasingly think they have nothing to gain by […]

 
 

Is Your Version of Reality Wrong?

Is Your Version of Reality Wrong?

What if everything you believed in turned out to be false? Could you handle it, could you adjust, or would you bury your head in the sand, or worse yet, freakout? The economy continues to stall, elections are upon us, families, wage earners and retirees struggle to make ends meet, […]

 
 

If the Economy is So Great, How Come I’m Not?

If the Economy is So Great, How Come I’m Not?

President Obama says “the Economy is Awesome“. Stock markets are at all time highs. Home sales are going through the roof. Auto sales are racing ahead. BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) stats show everything is coming up roses. Inflation, interest rates and unemployment are at or near all time lows. […]

 
 

40+ in Silicon Valley = Bad News

40+ in Silicon Valley = Bad News

Being 40+ in Silicon Valley is like being ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’… it ain’t no fun. All too many workers in Silicon Valley are discovering that once you hit the big four-O it’s time to watch out for that pink slip. Worse yet, some HR managers (who prefer […]

 
 

Boomers, America’s New Slave Labour

Boomers, America’s New Slave Labour

The article featured below did not at first appear to have much to do with Baby Boomers, but the more we thought about it, the greater correlation we began to see. Workers 40 and over are struggling to hang on to jobs against an onslaught of younger employees with updated […]