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Teaching Teenagers About the Time-Money Trade-Off

Written by Gary North on October 31, 2015

In the Ron Paul Curriculum, there is a course on personal finance. It is taught by Dr. Timothy Terrell, who teaches economics at Wofford College. In a course that I teach on studying, which I call the Academic Bootcamp Course (ABC), I teach techniques that speed up the students’ ability to master material. I constantly […]

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This NFL Player Understands Budgeting

Posted on September 19, 2015

This kid got the memo. The NFL season started last week, and there’s a player who has been in the news since the preseason because of his relationship to money. This isn’t another tale of a player who made millions and lost it all. It’s about a player who has only been in the league […]

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4k TV: A Truly Dumb Expenditure

Written by Gary North on January 7, 2015

Buying a 4k TV is like buying a sound system that offers a range of 20Hz to 20KHz. By the time you can afford it, you can’t hear above 12 KHz. Rule: never pay more for a sound system if you can’t hear the difference. Rule: never pay more for a TV high definition screen […]

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A $75 1957 Truck Bought in 1976 Is Still Rolling Along

Posted on January 3, 2015

When Bob Sportel spent $75 on a Chevrolet pickup, he had no idea it would still be trucking along just fine 38 years later. Sportel drove the 58-year-old truck to his job at Prinsburg Farmers Co-op in Prinsburg, Minnesota, for nearly four decades before he finally retired this week. He bought it from a farmer […]

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Tax Hikes Needed to Pay for Pensions/Health

Posted on December 24, 2014

The city of Lebanon, Pennsylvania just passed a budget that contains a 28 percent tax increase. . . Lancaster’s pension obligations have increased by 228 percent since 2006. That year, city pension obligations amounted to $1.9 million, covered almost entirely by the state. For 2015, the obligations will be $6.4 million — nearly $4 million […]

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Michael Vick Pays off an $18 Million Debt

Written by Gary North on December 23, 2014

Pro football player Michael Vick could have fled for Chapter 7 and escaped this burden when he was in prison. Instead, he filed for Chapter 11 — reorganization. He has just about paid it off. He became a Christian in prison. He worked with former Colts Coach Tony Dungy to get back on track. He […]

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Ferguson’s Post-Riot Solution: Hike Fines

Posted on December 22, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri, which is recovering from riots following the August shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman, plans to close a budget gap by boosting revenue from public-safety fines and tapping reserves. The strategy by the St. Louis suburb, which suffered a second round of violent protests last month after a […]

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Embassy Library in Burkina Faso Gets $80,000 In Interesting New Additions

Posted on March 18, 2014

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the State Department is spending U.S. tax dollars on some interesting titles to stock the library of the American Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The library, which specializes in “U.S foreign Policy, U.S. social and cultural issues, Art, Management, U.S. history, geography, the Economy, Human Rights, Press and […]

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An Inexpensive State For Retiring On The Beach

Posted on March 8, 2014

Retirees seeking the retirement trifecta — golf, the beach and warm weather — often flock to pricey places like Hilton Head, Palm Beach or Santa Barbara. But sugar-sand beaches, sunshine and some of the best golf in the nation can be had at a much lower price in Alabama. The northern part of the state […]

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