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Mon Mar 31

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 7:31 PM

Why Markets Will Always Crash

This is why I always thought we have ups and downs:

“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

? Blaise Pascal,

Sat Mar 22

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 3:17 PM

The Numbers That Worry Me

I had an interesting experience the other day that shows how lack of tech knowledge hurts the long term unemployed:

I was talking to a family member about an older relative that has been out of work for several

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Wed Mar 19

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 4:29 AM

A Simple Change That Would Help Millions of Investors

@xetn

My employer discloses on every paycheck I get how much they withheld for taxes, how much employer taxes they paid, and how much employer paid benefits costs they incurred. All right down to the very penny,

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Fri Mar 7

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 4:16 PM

8 Fascinating Reads

The area in Sacramento that we grow rice is in the delta. It's already a natural wet land, from all the rivers converging there. It's not like we grow rice in Death valley. Rice farmers were attracted to the area in the first place

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Thu Feb 27

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 6:17 PM

The World Loses a Great Investor

^

His degree was in political economics, so it sounds like the right job for him.

Tue Feb 25

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 8:35 PM

"Where Are the Customers' Yachts?"

anecdotes prove nothing, neither do unverifiable boasts.

Some hedge funds have shot the lights out with returns, but that doesn't mean everyone should put their money in hedge funds, as most of them have

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 1:09 PM

"Where Are the Customers' Yachts?"

<<For this means over the next twenty year time horizon, left unaided, most people, especially the most arrogant ones, will NOT outperform the annualized rate of inflation with their money, let alone their investments.

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Sun Feb 23

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 8:56 PM

"Where Are the Customers' Yachts?"

<<Not only did my Father in law choose to go it at a "discount," and yet still sold out, in a panic, at Dow 8000 in 2009, costing him a hell of a lot more than "1.5%" annualized, for he has never gotten

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 5:32 PM

Having Control Over Your Time Is the Only Sensible Financial Goal

@cmalek

That's why I think a lot of people don't realize that Obamacare will probably reduce unemployment. Employers that don't want to provide insurance that once used three 40 hour a week employees will now

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Wed Feb 19

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 4:48 PM

Having Control Over Your Time Is the Only Sensible Financial Goal

one thing I got from the chart in this article, is that based on the slope it looks like the low hanging fruits of productivity have already been picked decades ago. I wish arm chair economists and science fiction writers would pay

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Tue Feb 11

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 6:14 PM

77 Reasons You're Awful at Managing Money

The irony of number 49 is that if everyone actually did this, in an economy that is 70% consumer spending, the stock market would tank, and millions of us would be laid off.

I wrestle with this moral dilemma

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Sun Feb 9

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 3:20 PM

3 Enormous Issues With the United States Economy

almost half of the service occupations you have listed as lowest earners are tip earning occupations. Their wages and their take home are two very different numbers.

Most bartenders I know earn minimum wage but

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Wed Feb 5

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 4:57 PM

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

<<No bank will accept a "statistical earnings potential" as collateral for a loan of cold, hard cash. They want to see an actual paycheck before they give you anything besides the boot.>>

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 4:08 PM

Why America Stopped Driving

I wonder if there's a correlation with urbanized areas and driving. I don't drive very much anymore because I live downtown. I drove a lot when I lived in the suburbs. intuitively it would make sense for higher population density to

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Thu Jan 30

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 4:49 PM

50 Reasons We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World History

^^^

I'd also add that most of the deaths in the 1918 outbreak resulted from secondary bacterial infections after the flu progressed into pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics were not in use until the 20s.

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Wed Jan 29

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 3:53 AM

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

<<The typical household has, or at least should have the benefit of proven earning power, equity in a home, a retirement plan and other savings that offset whatever debt they may have accumulated. Your typical college grad has

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Sun Jan 26

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 10:05 PM

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

@bbell

Germany's debt was not borrowed, it was forcefully imposed as war reparations. It had nothing to do with economics in Germany.

As for Zimbabwe if your nation produces next to nothing

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 3:16 AM

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

@bbell

First off, no government spending is automatic or mandatory. With the stroke of a pen government can, and has in the past changed payouts for entitlement programs.

Second their is a

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Sat Jan 25

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 3:09 PM

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

<< loss of empire and the dollar displacing the pound as the world currency have to be considered>>

Maintaining their empire was costing more then any benefits it received from it, and for as long as

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kyleleeh commented on an article. 2:13 PM

3 Popular Economic Warnings That Are So Much More Complicated Than They Look

<<You could just as easily picked Britain's economy for post WWII comparison, not quite as rosy of a picture there.>>

looks about the same as ours

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