How to Recession-Proof Your Finances

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If you think you can’t recession-proof your finances, then think again. The signs are all there of a looming economic downturn, but you can protect yourself. The key is to start now. What is Your Starting Point? First, you need to review your financial situation. Review all of your accounts, even those you thought you closed but didn’t. Write down your payments, their due dates, and their...
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Even Buffett Digs Single Family Homes

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This is a clip from 2012, so I consider it quite promising for the housing market, if the Oracle of Omaha digs single family homes as an investment.  He would like to buy a “couple hundred thousand” of them, as a way of shorting the dollar.  Never looked at it that way, but he is right.  The value of a dollar is going down, yet the historical value of real estate goes up.  In a sense,...
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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The….Mailbox

Funny Thing Happened,property, home, acres
I had an interesting call from my farm tenant a couple weeks ago who said that there was a note in the her mailbox which she assumed was for me.  It read “I want to buy your house, please call Ms. Thomas”…  Me being the ever inquisitive investor, I promptly called Ms. Thomas.  Turns out she was in the bidding process when I originally bought the farm, but I had my bid in first....
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Graduate School | Is It Worth The Price Of Admission?

The Price Of Admission, graduate school
When I graduated from college, I knew I wanted to go to graduate school. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to go immediately after college, but I applied anyway. I applied to several programs and also to several jobs. This was in early 2009 when the economy was in a particularly bad slump. After an extensive job search, I was able to secure part time employment at a local museum, but I still wanted...
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Raising The Minimum Wage | Critical Effects On Businesses

In case you missed the State of The Union Address on Tuesday, like I intentionally did, you may have missed the mention of raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $9.00 per hour.  It got me to thinking, that there would be a great impact on businesses that are often over-looked by our friends in Washington.  Now, as we know many of them have never run so much as a lemonade stand, so they look at the...
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