Archives for December 2014

Chart: A look at how price inflation has soared since 2000

Yes, we're writing more about price inflation, a topic that the rest of the United States continues to ignore. This chart illustrates perfectly just how expensive everything is getting in the nation, but the federal government, the Federal Reserve … [Read more...]

Ben Bernanke on Fed Meetings: They’re ‘deadly boring’ and ‘scripted’

Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke spoke with BBC News this week (via MarketWatch) and he made a not-so-surprising admission: the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings are "deadly boring" and pretty much "scripted." Anyone who has … [Read more...]

15 statistics to show 2014 was the year of price inflation

The central banks, federal governments and Paul Krugmans of the world may be insouciant regarding price inflation and could be in denial that price inflation has infiltrated the marketplace, but it is gradually soaring because of the trillions of … [Read more...]

IRS confirms tax season begins Jan. 20, 2015

If you're eager to start working on your taxes (who would be at this time of the year?) there is some good news coming out of the Internal Revenue Service. The tax-collecting agency announced Monday that it will begin to accept tax returns as of Jan. … [Read more...]

Jim Rogers: ‘The bear market will come’ (video)

Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings and bestselling author of "Hot Commodities," appeared on Russia Today over the weekend to discuss a variety of financial matters involving the United States, Russia and China. The primary topics of conversation … [Read more...]

Here are the 20 states to raise the minimum wage in 2015

As of Jan. 1, 2015, these 20 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon and Washington, will have a higher minimum wage. In an attempt to help low-wage workers earn greater incomes and to combat the … [Read more...]

Peter Schiff: Fears of new recession will force Fed to return to QE

After a volatile stock market a couple of months ago, there was the possibility of a fourth edition of quantitative easing, which many people had discussed, including the talking heads on CNBC and Federal Reserve officials. However, since the Dow … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to all our readers

To all of our ECN readers, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you for continuing to read our content and supporting our website. Without you we would not exist. Since this website was launched in 2012, we … [Read more...]

Report: 5 ways you’re damaging your future net worth

GOBankingRates is out with another financial report. This time, it discusses the number of ways you could very well be damaging your future net worth. Aside from taking on too much debt, there are a variety of other ways to ruin your personal … [Read more...]

Chart: Here’s how much you’re saving because of lower gas prices

This chart using data from the United States Department of Commerce and Wells Fargo Securities shows how much Americans are saving from falling gas prices. Although it won't last too long considering that oil prices will have to rise because it'll … [Read more...]