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Video: Your 401K Fees May Be Too Damn High

by The Wall Street Geek

Visit the site mentioned in the video: http://www.lowfee401Kplan.com You may also be interested in: Hey #Twitter…About That IPO Love is All We Need When Being Right Goes Wrong The One Habit the #Forbes Richest Have — Do You Have It Too? Coming to Africa

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5 Things Ronald McDonald Can Teach Us About Job Security

by The Wall Street Geek

Of all of the people we would never expect to lose his or her job, Ronald McDonald recently had his job threatened when the healthcare industry raised serious concerns over having him as the entertaining draw for food that they consider to be unhealthy. Although Ronald McDonald’s exit interview was imagined, it has nuggets of […]

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Dissecting Bernanke’s June 22nd News Conference

by The Wall Street Geek

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke held a news conference on June 22nd shortly after 2 pm, following the Fed’s policy meeting. As usual, the market vividly showed it’s opinion of Mr. Bernanke’s comments: Oh Ben. In fairness, there hasn’t been a heck of a lot of happy news for him to share. Nevertheless, why can’t […]

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Baby Boomers May Be the New Winners

by The Wall Street Geek

Baby Boomers have nine lives. As teenagers, they benefited from profound yet positive social change in the 60’s and 70’s. As young adults, they profited during the “Greed is Good” era of the 80’s. As adults approaching middle age, they fluffed their nest eggs during the startup boom in the 1990’s and the reduction in […]

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Where the Jobs Are

by The Wall Street Geek

The May 2011 Jobs Report indicated that unemployment ticked up to 9.1 percent. This caused strong reaction in the media and the markets, just short of Mr. Howard Beale‘s iconic primal scream. But are job seekers actually as discontent as reports like this would lead us believe they could be? The Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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Consumer vs. Business Confidence

by The Wall Street Geek

Confidence data is used as an indicator to predict future commerce. For example, if you’re confident that your personal financial situation will improve tomorrow you may feel encouraged to spend today. In the confidence game, who is coming out on top: Consumers or Businesses? Contrary to popular belief, business and consumer confidence levels are at […]

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The Real Top Five Signs That You’re Wealthy

by The Wall Street Geek

US economic numbers since 2008 have been vividly reflecting the very tough situation that many people must now face with their livelihoods. Yet within this often bleak news, you may find your own proverbial happy place. The Wall Street Journal published an article recently that discussed the top five signs that you’re wealthy. While many […]

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Risk or Return…or Both?

by The Wall Street Geek

Imagine for a moment you were presented with the opportunity to swim across the Hudson River in a contest for $1M. The unique aspect of this content is that as long as you crossed the river from New York to New Jersey in under 20 minutes, you would be given $1M. You didn’t have to […]

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The Brains Behind US Economic Growth [Graph]

by The Wall Street Geek

In a previous post, I wrote that the real forces behind adding fuel to the US economic growth engine may be the brains of the American people.  This may enable the US to discover new competitive global niches in which to compete versus continuing to attempt to spur growth in industries in which we no […]

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The Brains Behind US Economic Growth

by The Wall Street Geek

We’ve experienced mixed emotions in the markets lately, resulting in little movement in either direction. Lighter summer trading is partly to blame. Although summer’s not even here yet, it’s really been a long and rainy season so any sunlight is seen as a turn of the corner. Nevertheless, the mixed emotions in the market are […]

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