Oil Stocks? I’ve Got No Energy For This & OTC Toyota-Thon

Friday Feedback: The “Sympathy For The Oil” Edition Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a commodity of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long, long years, stole many a man’s retirement. I was around when Jimmy Carter had his moment of doubt and pain. Made damn sure that Iran closed its ports and sealed its fate… Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name. Nice lyrics Mr. Great Stuff … but what’s puzzling me is the nature of your game. Today, Great Ones, the nature of the game is Friday Feedback … as if you couldn’t[…]

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Shortages and Inflation: They’re Hiding THIS From You!

Shortages in physical goods are everywhere. We’re already hearing warnings that the limited number of ocean shipping containers will make holiday shopping difficult this year. Lack of materials is hurting homebuilders. The price of beef is rising because there just isn’t enough for everyone. Many believe we have COVID-19 to blame for this. But there is something far more sinister going on here. In today’s video, I pull back the curtain to reveal the real culprits behind these shortages … what we can expect going forward … and how we’ll all pay the ultimate price. Our Affluence Economy We take[…]

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3 Market Beating Retailers

Move over delta variant… people want to spend some money! Yesterday’s surprise retail sales report proved how tired they are of this pandemic. The print rose by 0.7%, which destroyed expectations for a loss of 0.7% and marked a dramatic turnaround from July’s more than 1% plunge. As a result, the Market Beating Growth Stocks screen is full of retail names right now. In addition to looking for Zacks Rank #1s (Strong Buys) with an “A” for a Zacks Growth Style Score, this strategy also wants to see stocks with projected EPS growth of 20% or more. In other words,[…]

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“My Mind Was Completely Blown. Is This FI Stuff Possible?!”

The post “My Mind Was Completely Blown. Is This FI Stuff Possible?!” appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. [Do you remember the exact moment you learned about FIRE? … And how exciting it was? That’s what my friend Eileen is sharing with us today. Remember, the more you share your ah-ha! moments and uplifting experiences with others, the more people you might help get “unstuck” in their regular lives.😉] ***** I remember so […] The post “My Mind Was Completely Blown. Is This FI Stuff Possible?!” appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Money Lessons Learned While Traveling Around the World

The post Money Lessons Learned While Traveling Around the World appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. I asked our tour guide, “What’s the difference between people in the South and people in the North?” My wife and I were traveling through Vietnam on a small boat somewhere in the Meekong Delta. Our tour guide was a young local guy, raised in Northern Vietnam but moved to the South because he liked […] The post Money Lessons Learned While Traveling Around the World appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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2021 Money Goals: Mid-Year Review/Revise/Remove!

The post 2021 Money Goals: Mid-Year Review/Revise/Remove! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Hey there, happy people! How’re we all doing this morning? This year is FLYING by. I just stumbled across a list of money goals I wrote down at the start of the year (I say “stumbled across” because I literally found them buried within a stack of messy papers on my desk — the WORST […] The post 2021 Money Goals: Mid-Year Review/Revise/Remove! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bop, Painful Peloton Peddling & Lulu’s Lucky Strike

Bitcoin’s Technical Savior If you’ve seen “El Salvador” more this week than you have in your entire life, well, I take it you don’t live there. And if you are a Great One living down in El Salvador, why in the world have you not dropped by our inbox to say howdy?! Wait. Hold on a minute. Where are the lyrics? The Reader Feedback? Did I fall through a time warp? You did, and I hope you didn’t forget to pull your knees in tight. You see, Thursday is now Friday. It’s just a jump to the left. Friday is[…]

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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Day Is the Future of Money

In the U.S., Tuesday marked the return to work after the long Labor Day weekend. But in El Salvador, it was Bitcoin Day. The Central American country celebrated the first day it officially recognized bitcoin as legal tender. It’s the first nation in the world to do so. Starting on Tuesday, Salvadorans could use a digital wallet app on their smartphone called Chivo to shop at stores and restaurants around the country. To help kick off Bitcoin Day, the El Salvador government gave $30 in bitcoin to everyone who signed up on the app. It also installed 200 ATMs that[…]

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Is Berkshire Hathaway Trading in its Stock Portfolio?

(0:45) – Should You Be Following Warren Buffett’s Trades? (4:30) – Breaking Down Berkshire Hathaway’s Current Portfolio Positions (20:10) – Episode Roundup: RH, CVX, PXD, FANG, GM, KR, OGN Podcast@Zacks.com Welcome to Episode #250 of the Value Investor Podcast. Every week, Tracey Ryniec, the editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio, shares some of her top value investing tips and stock picks. This week, she takes a closer look at Berkshire Hathaway’s second quarter stock moves. Berkshire Hathaway sold shares in a bunch of positions but also added to 3 older positions and added one new stock in the quarter. There[…]

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Value Based Budgeting = More Happiness for Your Dollars

The post Value Based Budgeting = More Happiness for Your Dollars appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. About 3 years ago, my wife and I sat down to create a new type of budget. We’d always been good about tracking our expenses and had a standard budgeting method for stuff, but since we discovered the FIRE movement we decided to change things up a bit. Actually, around that same time we also […] The post Value Based Budgeting = More Happiness for Your Dollars appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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