“Visa Infinite Exclusive cards – made of pure gold, with pearl embossing and 26 diamonds – to its top 100 customers in the energy-rich country [Kazakhstan].
According to ABC News, the card will cost $100,000, of which $65,000 is needed to mint it, with the rest added to its balance.”
From The Mercenary Trader:
A few years back, top value investor Seth Klarman called this a “Twinkie” market – an unnatural concoction stuffed with artificial ingredients.
The twinkie manufacturers, of course, are the world’s central banks. Whenever things have looked terrible, the CBs stepped in with stimulus and jawboning. (Hence the ‘artificial ingredients.’)
The routine intervention of the Central Banks, plus the Greenspan Put transitioning to the Bernanke Put, have further led to [...]
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSDC) – Pregnant women have used natural remedies such as a teaspoon of ginger or a mint to help battle morning sickness. But now, one medical professional believes you can add oral sex to that list.
According to Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at SUNY-Albany, the best way to cure morning sickness during pregnancy is sperm.
But not just any sperm, it should be the sperm of the person who got you pregnant.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is force for Wall Street to reckon with: bankers do not own him. Wednesday Chief executive and chairman of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon sat before the Senate Banking Committee and without taking a breath, Sen. Jim De Mint stated, “We can hardly sit in judgment of your losing two billion.” Dimon’s firm lost billions making risky bets with depositor funds on the line and was given a full pardon by De [...]
Former prime minister: “I have crazy ideas for the future.” It launches its proposal on the coin. Alfano: “Stop those who play in shambles.” Cicchitto: “No combination of moderate, not longer support the government Mountains.” Italy Futura: “Do not embark castaways”
ROME - It ‘a Silvio Berlusconi show the intervention of former premier meeting of the party groups. “I tell my crazy idea. If no other currency is printed by the ECB, we print our own currency [...]
The latest Instagram employee to join the company and share in the $100million windfall after it was bought by Facebook was hired by the company less than three weeks ago, MailOnline can reveal.
Maykel Loomans was scraping a living working as a freelance software designer in Holland until he was given as job by the photo sharing app on March 22.
Three other employees also joined in March meaning they just about [...]
From Dr. David Eifrig in Retirement Millionaire:
There’s a simple way to organize all your finances… and an easy way to avoid overspending.
Mint.com is a free online program that automatically categorizes spending, creates budgets, and helps you set goals. To get started with Mint, you enter you bank accounts, trading accounts, credit cards, and loans onto Mint’s secure website.
You’ll need the username and password you use to access your different accounts. But [...]
Here’s my two cents.
Some background. We have been through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace program and found it worthwhile, though we don’t follow all his advice to the letter aka we are not Dave Ramsey disciples. It did (and does) provide a solid foundation to start from.
Full disclosure: We are debt free except for our mortgage, BUT we didn’t start that way. :(
1. Have a budget.
It is BY FAR the hardest part of [...]
A collapse of the euro and break-up of the European Union would have catastrophic consequences for the global financial system, billionaire investor George Soros was quoted as saying.
“Today, the euro is potentially endangering the political cohesion of the European Union,” the Business Line newspaper cited Soros as saying in the south Indian city of Hyderabad.
“If the common currency were to break down, it will lead to the break up [...]
1.) A former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City who whole-heartedly endorses Alan Greenspan.
2.) Servile pandering to the Tea Party in the most stereotypical ways: Guns, God, Anti-Gub’mint, throwback references to the colonial era
3.) Longtime ties to the Koch Brothers:
Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain’s campaign
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas [...]
In response to the US dollar’s declining value some citizens and states are making moves to mint their own alternative currencies. At least one has been convicted on counterfeiting charges and labeled a domestic terrorist by the US attorney. More are still trying to get their currencies circulating. With the Fed talking about more quanitative easing and the country facing trillions of dollars in [...]
He currently is paying $270 to his cards per month. I’m assuming this will remain constant. He uses Mint, so this is the known-average since he landed his current job, about 8 months ago (recent college graduate).
I used this calculator to estimate minimum payments
And this one to figure out the payment scheme (ignore the fact that it’s not labeled in USD since the math [...]
I’d been raving about your stuff to my mom and she had been intimidated by the more extreme things like using Mint (hey’ she’s old, give her some slack!), so I took another approach and offered to help her cut costs on some of the smaller things she’d been complaining about, like her too-high cable bills. I pulled out my copy of your book, [...]
It looks like the much maligned correction in silver is over. After surging nearly 3% on the day, silver is now back above the 20, 50 and 100 DMAs, and what was formerly resistance is now support. In fact, silver is less than $1 away from its recent nominal highs of $31.2375. It appears that speculators have Bought TFD with a vengeance. Hopefully, this also [...]
Those 16 digits are there for a reason and, knowing a few simple rules, you could actually learn a lot about a credit card just from its number.
Federal Government Debt: Total Public Debt (GFDEBTN)
Running the government on 8Â¢
“NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Those who clamor for more “limited government” rarely define what they mean. But assuming nothing changes over the next decade, Americans could be left with a de facto limited government — limited in what it will be able to do.
Today, the United States spends roughly 76 cents of every federal tax [...]
Budget Planner – Mint.com
What I’d REALLY like to see is a multi-level map showing:
* Poverty level
* RECENT poverty level (change in poverty level since 2005)
* Political leaning (Democrat/Republican)
* Mortgage default/bankruptcy status
Funny thing … I tried overlaying a map of political leaning over a map of areas most affected by the [...]
The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and unmint the modern ledger-entry currency.
How they did it was in 1933, after they ‘put’ in Roosevelt, they contracted under color of law to have the Treasury print up ‘dollars’ for 4 cents per note. The Treasury was paid 4 cents whether it was a one dollar note [...]