The Optimum Asset Allocation to Gold Is Always Zero
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Fearful of monetary or societal failure, many hope that owning gold will bring them peace of mind.

One Successful Way To Find Happiness
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Some struggles are inevitable, but others are decided by who you marry. This kitten married well.

Marketplace Fairness Act Burdens Businesses with State Compliance Audits
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Compliance isn’t just a technical burden. It is a threat of legal liability. The bill allows state tax audits by any state against any online vendor.

Help Recent Graduates Find a Fulfilling Career
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This kitten knows his area of genius. Be more like this kitten.

Marketplace Fairness Act Adds Automation to Tax Confusion
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It is not a new tax. It is simply a tax that nearly everyone currently reading this column is successfully evading without prosecution.

Helping New Graduates Get a Financial Life
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Matthew Illian says young adults should read one personal finance book a year to expand their financial literacy. See what books we would recommend.

5 Easy Ways To Save
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This kitten is frugal. Be more like this kitten.

Do Tariffs Protect an Infant Industry?
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Do infant industries need tariffs to protect them from their own inefficiency and stupidity?

Essential Financial Advice for College Graduates
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As the wife of a 2013 college graduate and a 2012 college graduate myself, I can boldly say this was the most helpful advice given to me.

The Dangers of Automated Payments
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This kitten knows how much she spends. Be more like this kitten.

Is There A Moral Case for “Buy American”?
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Perhaps we would be economically better off with global trade, but do we have an obligation to maintain a higher moral standard?

Avoid Bad Purchases
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This kitten buys the coat not the coal. Be more like this kitten.

How to Save for College
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These kittens have college savings plans. Be more like these kittens.

Is “Buy American” Un-American?
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America will continue to lose jobs where we don’t have a comparative advantage and gain jobs where we do. This change should be welcome.

Keep Working and Hire Financial Professionals
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For families with complexity to their finances, hiring a tax professional actually saves them money. Wealth managers bring benefit to such families in the same way.

Budgeting: A Lesson In Alternative Currencies
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This kitten has a budget. Be more like this kitten.

Better to Bank with Cyprus Than the United States?
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Without any authorizing legislation, the U.S. government has quietly taken more value than Cyprus tried and failed to confiscate.

Getting Started with Financial Planning: Step One
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This kitten lives below her means. Be more like this kitten.

Is 95% of the Trade Imbalance Legal Tax Evasion?
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As one of Forbes’s 25 largest fictional companies, Stark International could avoid $4 billion in U.S. corporate taxes with this one simple technique.

More Than 25% of Americans Are Making a Financial Mistake
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If you look beyond the short term, making this move is pretty clearly worse than using a high-interest credit card to pay your bills.

Welfare Prevention Is Financial Planning
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This kitten is willing to ask for help. Be more like this kitten.

8 Questions For Those Who Think “Free Trade Fails in Theory and Practice”
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If you’ve disagreed with our most recent two articles on free trade, then I challenge you to respond to these questions. Anyone?

The Benefits of Free Trade Agreements: The Country Always Wins
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Average Americans think about trade imbalances the wrong way. They have it exactly backward.

What The Government Wishes You Didn’t Know About Antidumping Laws
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Anti-dumping rules are supposed to protect domestic producers and domestic jobs from unscrupulous foreign competition, but anti-dumping rules raise prices for their consumers and producers, shrink profits, and reduce the capacity of firms to invest, expand, and hire more workers.

When The Dog Bites, When The Bee Stings: A Budget For Your Least Favorite Things
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This kitten budgets for unknowns. Be more like this kitten.

The Benefits of Free Trade Defined: The Consumer Always Wins
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All I want is a simple cup of coffee near where I work. Is that asking too much of free trade?

Do Tax Cuts Actually “Starve the Beast”?
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Daniel J. Mitchell of the CATO Institute wrestles with the lack of no historical data to support the Starve the Beast model, only to find out that it’s because politicians have never really given it a shot.

How to Be Rich
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This kitten is rich by not spending rich. Be more like this kitten.

Should We Raise Taxes to Balance the Budget?
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The only two ways to balance the federal budget are to spend less or to collect more. Spending less is the preferred method, but that is just not happening. As a result, politics is pushing many in Congress to try to balance the budget by raising taxes.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Freedom Investing 2013
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This kitten invests in countries with economic freedom. Be more like this kitten.

Should We Starve the Beast?
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Even to conservative political parties, starving the beast is not the ideal solution.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Size of Government
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This kitten doesn’t rely on government. Be more like this kitten.

What Is Rent-Seeking Behavior?
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Studies suggest that $1.5 trillion is wasted on public sector rent-seeking.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Earning Money
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This kitten knows money doesn’t grow on trees. Be more like this kitten.

Are Property Rights Human Rights?
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Does a property owner have the right to use and dispose of his property as he sees fit even if that means he is being irrational, arbitrary, capricious, even unjust?

Financially Savvy Kittens on Basic Economics
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This kitten understands TANSTAAFL. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on 401(k) Matches
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This kitten always gets his 401(K) match. Be more like this kitten.

Let the Income Tax Die at Age 100
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The income tax penalizes productivity, discourages hard work, and suppresses investment.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Retirement in Retirement Planning
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This kitten knows her retirement number. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Retirement Plans
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These kittens have retirement plans. Be more like these kittens.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Retirement Planning
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This kitten knows how to retire. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Free Fun Games
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This kitten knows how to have fun for free. Be more like this kitten.

New Year’s Resolutions for the Country
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To fulfill the financial resolutions of spending less, living within our means, and paying off our debt, the country first needs to encourage production rather than discourage it.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Goal Setting and Keeping
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This kitten boldly shares her goals with others. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Honoring the Budget
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This kitten knows the difference between a want and a need. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Market Timing
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This kitten doesn’t time the markets. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Value Wealth Management
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This kitten aligns her finances with her values. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Gifts to Charity
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This kitten gifts appreciated stock. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Net Worth
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This kitten knows what she’s worth. Be more like this kitten.

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