Black Coffee: Easter Jellin' with Ms. Yellen

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

Happy Easter, everyone!

I tell ya, I’m still feeling the impacts of my recent blog crash and the ensuing rebirth. It’s kind of like waking up with a big hangover: The blog is standing

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Black Coffee: Out of Cash, Out of Touch, and Out of Time

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

I hope everyone had a memorable Valentine’s Day on Friday!

Let’s get right to it …

Credits and Debits

Debit: In case you haven’t noticed, Argentina defaulted on its debt in 1982, 1989, and 2001.

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Black Coffee: Predictions, Prognoses, Forecasts, and Prophecies

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

My extremely heavy workload at the office and the obligatory honey-do list is compressing my schedule again, so I’ve got another “espresso edition” of Black Coffee for you this week. Don’t worry; it still has

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Black Coffee: A Super Bowl Prediction That You Can Take to the Bank

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

For what it’s worth, my (usually) trusty Magic 8-Ball has had mixed results picking the Super Bowl winner. It correctly predicted the Green Bay Packers win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, but

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Black Coffee: If You Like Your Beard, You Can Keep Your Beard

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

Unfortunately, I’ve got a lot of honey-dos to take care of today, so let’s get right to it — otherwise I may be sleeping on the couch tonight with the dogs.

Credits and Debits

Credit:

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Black Coffee: The Sanctity of US Gold Reserves and ... Look! A Squirrel!

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

I’m still logging long hours at the office. So, yes, this is another espresso edition of Black Coffee.

Okay, off we go …

Credits and Debits

Debit: The US Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending

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Black Coffee: Dogs, Cats, Wolves, Lambs & the Economic Rabbit Hole

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

Let’s get right to it this week.

Credits and Debits

Credit: It looks like the US economy is finally firing on all cylinders now as the unemployment rate in December fell to 6.7%. Hooray! In

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Black Coffee: Out With the Old and In With the New

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

I’m working this weekend. Again. So it’s time for another espresso edition of Black Coffee.

So let’s get right to it …

The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

From November

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Black Coffee: The Engine Is Redlined and the Wheels Are Falling Off

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

I hope y’all had a great Christmas. I know I did.

I’ve got lots of credits and debits today, so off we go …

The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

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Black Coffee: The Economy Is Fine. (Just Don't Look Behind the Curtain.)

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

Merry Christmas everyone!

I know — this week’s edition is a little late.

If my boss works me any harder, I think I’m going to ask my Congressman if he would be willing to propose

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