Oil and Water…

Oil and Water…

By Andrew

Anyone that’s picked up a copy of the Wall St Journal, or visited Google Finance, has probably noticed that oil is all over the place when it comes to finance. Residents of Main St are familiar with oil being a big part of finance, but usually in how the cost of gas is affecting the…

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The Dow and S&P 500

The Dow and S&P 500

By Andrew

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day they often only find reports of how the “Dow” or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500? What is the Dow, and Why Do I care? The Dow, is the…

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March Madness Hits Main Street

March Madness Hits Main Street

By Jeff

Maybe the officiating in NCAA March Madness is starting to spillover a little into the rest of the world. This article describes efforts this month of a tax initiative to “help mainstreet” lead by Walmart, Target and other large retailers… Really, Walmart claims they’re going to help Main St! Stop Whining Walmart! If you read…

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Who is this Fed? And why is he always messing with my money?

Who is this Fed? And why is he always messing with my money?

By Andrew

In my last post we took a look at an interesting set of relationships that ultimately led to financial crisis. Each party (investors, homeowners, lenders, etc.) shares some portion of the blame. The system ultimately proved to be on an unstable foundation that crumbled when it came under duress. Where Do we Look For Help!?…

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Who Do We Blame For Economic Downturn!?

Who Do We Blame For Economic Downturn!?

By Andrew

From the beginning of the last decade and through to 2008, the economy seemed to be moving like an unstoppable force.  2008 changed the view of economics in the USA and throughout the world.  Two full years later and we’re still discussing what just happened.  Who is at fault?  And perhaps more importantly, what happens…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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