Stop Sharing Your Cellphone Number

Consider how many accounts your cellphone number is associated with. Now imagine a cybercriminal getting their hands on all the information in those accounts just by having your phone number. Scary, isn’t it? Well, here are five steps you can take to prevent having your cellphone number compromised.


The Federal Reserve is a Law Unto Itself

“As the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve derives its authority from the Congress of the United States. It is considered an independent central bank because its monetary policy decisions do not have to be approved by the President or anyone else in the executive or legislative branches of government, it does not receive funding …


Cut Up the Credit Cards

Coast to coast, states are leaving taxpayers on the hook for massive debt payments over the coming decades as state governments continue to abuse their metaphorical credit cards. A new report released last week says state governments have more than $5.1 trillion in debt, largely because of pension obligations to former and current state employees, …


The Myth About Money, Credit & Gold

The standard version of how money came to be goes like this: First, there was barter. (A handful of nails for a pint of ale!) Then, along came various forms of money. An evolutionary derby eventually crowned gold and silver as the supreme money. And finally, credit (or debt) was born. This is the apex …


So Where’s the Hyperinflation Already?

The Federal Reserve has grown the monetary base from $827 billion to $3.1 trillion in five years. At the same time banks have stuck $2 trillion more than required in reserves at the Fed. This money lays around fallow, earning just 25 basis points from the central bank. A blossoming to its full potential would …


Could the Government Get a Mortgage?

Mortgage credit is tight, and extremely so. Romney and Obama were even questioned about it in their first debate. Think of all the potential issues that presidential candidates might address–fiscal cliffs, budget deficits, mass unemployment. That they were even asked about this matter illustrates how much government sponsors and supports the nation’s housing market. People …