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Andy H

The recent credit crisis has battered our businesses, costs us jobs, crushed our loan prospects, smashed our hopes of a quick recession recovery, and generally made many of us mad as hell. Still, there are lessons to be learned from such a dismal situation. While you might not like what has happened and how things [...]

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He’s called the Oracle of Omaha, and for good reason: not only is he one of the best investors of all time, but he’s also a witty communicator. If you read one of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder letters (BTW–I love their Web site design!), you’ll feel like Warren Buffett is one of the Good Guys–someone [...]

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It took a while for social media to infect financial vertical, but once it caught on, it gained momentum quickly. Social lending sites like Kiva got a ton of press; the social news site for finance, Tip’d, grew like a weed; and now that Twitter’s all the rage, we’re seeing some new money-themed Twitter-based services [...]

The recession is hurting everyone. The American people are pissed, and rightly so. But who should we really be pissed at? Let’s take a look at the specific people responsible for the current economic crisis.

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The idea of a “free land from the government” meme is one I hear once every couple of years. Usually I file the idea under the “tin foil hat” category in my mind, along with the list of other crazy schemes I cook up, whose extent perhaps only Jimbo is aware of. Anyway, I encountered [...]

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Ponzi. Such a fun word to say, isn’t it? It’s not however fun to be a Ponzi victim: Madoff’s 1,000+ victims have lost over $60 billion. Certainly it’s not a subject of humor, if your pension invested with Madoff, or if you donated to a charity that invested with him, or if you personally invested [...]

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Financial portals have been around a long time, and get a ton of traffic. Despite that, it seems like they’re the forgotten children of their parent companies, getting less attention and TLC than they should. You might have thought Google’s 2006 entry into the space would have threatened Yahoo! Finance into upping their game, but [...]

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As web searches have recently shown, Americans are very worried about the economy. So it wasn’t a moment too soon that the Obama administration announced the launch of Recovery.gov. A week later, he also mentioned it in a widely syndicated speech, so I’m guessing thousands of Americans are now logging onto the site to see [...]

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Let’s all admit it: we have an RSS problem. Well, a lot of us do, anyway, and I certainly do–by last count, I have over 100 feeds which I subscribe to in Google Reader. Every once in a while, you have to do some spring cleaning, and remove some of the blogs you’re no longer [...]

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People are finally getting the message: the economy is bad right now. Still, you can still hear the doubters on occasion; “Ford didn’t need the bailout, even if GM did;” “the whole mortgage crisis and foreclosure stuff is blown out of proportion;” “our infrastructure isn’t crumbling–that’s just the alarmists and media talking.” This is one [...]

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