Archives for August 2012

‘Fiscal Cliff’ … an Illusion or Reality?

Fiscal Cliff- We do get these buzz phrases about the economy, don’t we? A special jargon of the financial press and the commentariat, shorthand expressions intended to suggest the speaker has an especially intimate understanding of economic … [Read more...]

London Olympics Fueled Aussie Supporter Spending

Spending Trends- The Olympic Games were an impressive spectacle in London over the last few weeks and analysts predict that it will create world-wide spending ripples.  For instance, the jolliness is expected to contribute $2.6-billion into the … [Read more...]

Comparing Private Health Insurance

Private Health Insurance-- When it comes to health care and health care products, we consumers are often confused by all the options offered. Unfortunately, the health advice we're given changes from day to day. What was essential one day, is … [Read more...]

The Endless War: Saudi Arabia Goes on the Offensive Against Iran

Oil Wars- Saudi Arabia vs. Iran- Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests.  Their involvement in Syria is the first battle in what is going to be a long bloody conflict that will know no frontiers or … [Read more...]

Serviced Offices Suit Fast-Moving Businesses

Australia-- Australian business owners are luckier than their counterparts in the rest of the developed world. The economic meltdown that has devastated the rest of the developed world has been kind to Australia. The economy has been growing … [Read more...]

Energy Markets Being Driven by Politics?

Oil Supply and Demand- Oil Demand Down Crude oil demand in the United States is down to its lowest level since the onset of the global economic recession. A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand … [Read more...]

Spotting New Trends: Knowing When to Go Against the Grain

Spotting New Trends- It is said that hindsight is 20/20. It's easy to think, "If I had just bought apartments in Paris in the 80s, or tech stocks before the bubble, or gold in 2000 or 2001, I'd be sitting on a fortune right now." The thing is, … [Read more...]

Why Facebook Works, and Democracy Does Not

Facebook vs. Democracy- This year, Facebook will reach 1 billion users -- or one-seventh of the human population. It has elicited more participation than any single government in the world other than India and China, and it will probably surpass … [Read more...]

Differences Between Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved For a Home Loan

Pre-Qualified vs. Pre-Approved for a Home Loan- People commonly use the terms pre-approval and pre-qualified interchangeably when they are in the market to buy a home. However, these are two entirely different concepts, and it’s important to … [Read more...]

Investment Strategies for Gold Stocks

The Only Way to Win with Gold Stocks While I have read certain works on the life and ponderings of Buddha, I claim no deep knowledge of his philosophy. Note that I didn't use the word "religion," because Buddha himself claimed no supernatural … [Read more...]