Category Archives: Inflation

Inflation over the last two years of Obama

Two years ago, Barack Obama was inaugurated as president of the United States .  Are you better off today than you were two years ago? Numbers don’t lie, and here are the data on the impact he has had on the lives of Americans: January 2009 January 2011 % chg Source Avg. retail price/gallon gas […]


How to balance the massive U.S. federal government budget.

First of all, if you’re not certain why we should even try to balance the Federal Budget, you may find a previous artical of mine helpful. After a couple of temporary funding bills, Congress has finally passed a budget to keep the government running for the rest of the fiscal year (about 6 months).  This […]


7 Steps to Financilal Freedom.

We live in a society based on consumption and fueled by capitalism. Neither of which are necessarily bad at face value, but can often became enslaving and even destructive when mixed with greed and/or frivolity. Our entire financial system is based on the expectation of inflation: mortgages are designed around the expectation that the properties […]


Bailouts R us vs. Inflation

“At this point, Congress is being asked to support an uncertain entity, costing an uncertain amount of dollars, for an uncertain duration – a decision that will have implications for generations to come and requires absolute certainty.”– Congressman Jeb Hensarling, TX, and Chair of the House Republican Study Committee To truly understand what is going […]


How Inflation affects Prices

I keep hearing inflation rates are only 2%, but I keep seeing sky rocketing energy costs, food costs, and don’t forget the rest of the commodities market. The Dollar keeps loosing value on the international market, while the Fed and government continues to produce more and more money through deficit spending, extremely low interest rates, […]


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