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Voting Guide: Barack Obama on the Economy and Financial Issues

Last spring, I presented a non-partisan look at both the Democratic and Republican candidates. We’re moving into the home stretch with the election just three weeks away. As I did yesterday with John McCain, I’m providing an updated look at their views about issues related to the economy, including the current financial crisis, health care, taxes, and retirement. Most of …

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The Personal Impact of the Consumer Price Index

Yesterday morning NPR reported that the consumer price index had risen 4.1% since December 2006. They also reported that although wages have risen, they’re actually lower than they were in 2000 when adjusted for inflation. I exhaled a stunned breath when I heard the first part. That’s a hefty jump for one year. According to NPR, it’s …

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Forget the Bailout: Open Enrollment Reminder and TV Commercial Rage

Yesterday was pretty exhausting for everyone. So, today’s post focuses on the things we can do something about, like checking on our open enrollment periods and fighting back against commercials that assume American consumers are idiots. Open Enrollment Reminder Guardian Unlimited produced a video starring Mia Hamm about open enrollment. You might not want to check your 401K …

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