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.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Smart Shopping
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This kitten delays major purchases. Be more like this kitten.

Financially Savvy Kittens on the Definition of Success
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This kitten measures success from the bottom not the top. Be more like this kitten.

Get Connected to Kittenomics
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Like our financially savvy kittens? They like you too! You should meet all the kittens.

You need life planning.
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Quote from David John Marotta on why you need life planning.

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Kittenomics is a practical, humorous series featuring financially savvy kittens and the wealth management secrets that gave them their success. Subscribe and receive Kittenomics every week!

Rich Dad, Planning Daughter
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My money has value because I have values my money helps me achieve. In this season of New Year’s resolutions and old year evaluations, treat your imagination with the question: What’s the money for?

Megan Marotta: Feeding Others.
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What is my favorite thing I’ve done with money? Feed others.

Rich Dad, Rich Son, Rich Granddaughter
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George Marotta, also known as “Papa” to me, is quite a fount of wisdom and knowledge. In this post, I give you Papa Marotta and a little bit of wisdom I managed to get him to share on grandchildren.

Rich Dad, Empowered Daughter
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With impulses reeling, it is easy to find a gift that children will appreciate but difficult to find one that they will love to have. The gifts that I loved to have and the presents that I still cherish are the vocational gifts that my parents purchased for me.

Rich Dad, Amused Daughter
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Fun has no price tag and cannot simply be ordered online plus $3.99 shipping and handling. It’s true that money can enable experience but it cannot replace it. There is an art to having fun and it needs to be taught.

Rich Dad, Thankful Daughter
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Often times I wouldn’t buy for myself what my parents thought was needed. Items my parents thought were essential for me to own were purchased by them.

Rich Dad, Saving Daughter
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Although sock drawers might be able to protect wealth from physical thieves, inflation is the dastardly villain who will raid it. As a child, I did not know of such economic forces let alone that they had an influence on my humble stash.

Rich Dad, Creative Daughter
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One reason that many people buy things that they could have done without is “functional fixedness.” Teach children to prevent unnecessary purchases by making efforts to help them see other possible uses of owned objects.

Rich Dad, Discerning Daughter
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My dad taught me the opportunity cost of a Barbie airplane, or what alternative opportunities I would be giving up when I bought it, like buying twelve Barbies.

Rich Dad, Wise Daughter
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For cheap or limited edition items, desire needs to undergo a trial other than the test of time and the Wait a Week principle should be modified.

Rich Dad’s Money, Rich Daughter’s Money
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If my parents had been in control of the purse strings, I would not have learned the value of money. To a child, “My Money” is valuable where “Your Money” is worthless.

Radio: Giving Your Children a “Rich” Mindset
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David Marotta and Megan Marotta were featured on October 11, 2011 on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show discussing the importance of teaching your children about money and giving them a “rich” mindset.

Rich Dad, Patient Daughter
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With money in my pocket and impulse in my veins, I used to cherish our weekly trips to Toys ‘R’ Us. However, it was on the Barbie aisle under my parents’ guidance that I became a money-savvy kid with the millionaire mindset.

Rich Dad, Working Daughter
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When it comes to teaching financial lessons, setting a good parental example is important, but actually giving the child some experience making wise financial decision is essential.

Rich Dad, My Father
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David John Marotta may just be an economic columnist or financial planner to you, but to me he is an amazing father and best friend. I’d like to take this opportunity to show you why he was and is so awesome.

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