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The Money Monster

Did you see the 1959 movie about the island nation that declared war on the U.S. and then surrendered to collect foreign aid? It was a great British adaptation of a 1955 book. It was entitled */The Mouse That Roared/. *Sometimes even a small amount of money can make a lot of noise! If you…
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Money Matters Are Real Because It Matters

It is very disconcerting to have a relationship with folks who are literally under constant financial stress because they never have enough money supply to meet the money demand! It is the kind of pressure that kills initiative, creativity, the immune system, and families! In fact, the list of negatives connected with financial problems is…
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Money, Money Everywhere and Nothing to Save

The “regular” American family lives from paycheck to paycheck … or so they say. I believe we need to add a caveat: they live from behind paycheck to behind the next paycheck. You may be saying, “Paul, explain!” Okay, here’s the explanation in a nutshell: “Most Americans are “playing catch up.” They are always behind.…
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When Is Enough Enough?

Here we go! It’s time for a second installment about money … the love of which is the root of all evil! This statement begs the question, “When is enough (money) enough (money)?” There are probably as many answers to the question as there are investors, people with a shortage of money, and the “filthy…
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Money … Real or Phony?

Mills, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollars … these coins are rapidly becoming extinct. Mills_are_ extinct. A mill was one tenth of one cent and used as a sales tax to fund the “Old Age Pension” and that, too, is extinct. A few years ago, pennies were considered useless and of no real…
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