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Welcome to 2009!

Posted in Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by tazspaz

Everyone:

Welcome to 2009!!

This year there is a need for many changes.  I don’t just say this because, personally, I want changes.  I say this because the world has gone to hell in a hand basket!

War, political tensions, finances – to include government/markets/business/individual, and complete idiocy world wide.

2009 is the year of changes geopolitically; and if you chose to it is the year of personal financial changes.

2009 is not the year for the world financial markets.  This would in turn mean it is most likely not the year of “turn around” for most businesses either.  It is not the year for the markets to make a drastic turn around.  Are we seeing a trend here?  This is not the year for the governmental budgets (Federal, State, nor Local) to become balanced; no matter how much we desire that.

What do I mean by geopolitically; simply put we all will see changes.  Regardless of your geography, demography, economics, and most importantly in foreign policies of nations.  Now I’m not geopolitical college grad, nor am I the smartest match stick in the box at times albeit.  However, if you do not see these changes already steamrolling ahead beware, you’re about to get run over by a very large train!

As for personal financial changes, up to the individual of course, I feel that we all need to look at our personal finances.  Learn from the past decade of financial debauchery.  How do you see your finances?  Do you see being able to retire when you’d like to retire.  Be realistic about your retirement age when thinking about this.  Did you know if you were just to put away $25 a week you could live off the dividends by the time you’re around 35?  Why not start that now?  How did you fair with your 401k/personal investments; is it time to make changes there for your future?

Regardless of where you stand today please know that 2009 is a new year.  You can start now no matter your situation.  Become prepared for your future and the looming changes in the years ahead.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

News of the Day

Posted in Politics, Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2008 by tazspaz

So here are some of the items that caught my interest today:

On Investor’s Business Daily  we learn what the polls are doing.  This was the most accurate poll in the last presidential election.  My favorite part of this poll was the demographic “Displays Flag”, interesting.

Then there is Wall Street’s view on Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain’s financial planning found out on the New York Post today.  Interestingly enough, have you “Main Street America” seen the benefits of this touted immediate relief plan of the $700 Billion dollar bail out package?  Don’t point to gas prices that has nothing to do with the package.  Gas prices are simple supply vs. demand status as indicated by OPEC’s meeting and subsequent agreement to scale back production.  Hmm?  Just my thoughts here.

Then of course there was the interesting point brought up on WorldNetDaily about Michelle Obama vs. Gov. Sarah Palin.  What’s your take on Mr. Buchanan’s opinion?

Odd, eh, how all these news stories today seem to have a common thread?  lol, let’s not bring up the North Korean clam down of cell phone use to stop the news spread of the food crisis there!  It’s not like anyone is able to curtail free speech and opinion here in the US right?  Right?!?!?