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Laissez FaireNew and Unexpected Ways to Fund Long-Term Care Expenses

Jamie Hopkins

Too many people think that long-term care planning is just a decision about whether to purchase long-term care insurance. However, long-term care planning is so much more... It is a discussion about how you will fund this expense, where you will receive long-term care, and who will provide the care. Jamie Hopkins explains...


The Financial Scam that Every American Falls For

Bill Bonner

According to most D.C. insiders the best way to solve the debt crisis is to take on more debt. That's just how things operate in the Potomac swamp. Of course, it wasn't always like this. In fact, there used to be common sense when it came to the economy. So where did it all go wrong? Bill Bonner explains...


Laissez FaireWhy Heartbleed Will Change the Internet as You Know It

Mike Leahy

The Heartbleed bug is a massive security flaw that could put you and your personal information at risk. And while there are things you can do to limit the damage, you haven't yet seen the ramifications of this security disaster. The Internet in the post-Heartbleed world won't look like anything you've seen before. Mike Leahy explains...


Laissez FaireThe Only Solution for the Obamacare Problem

Loren Heal

Politicians talk about the uninsured. Special interests argue on behalf of those with pre-existing conditions. But why is no one wondering how doctors are affected by Obamacare? They're the ones on the front lines dealing directly with new patients, as well as the red tape that makes bureaucracies go round. Loren Heal explores further...


An Honest (and Legal) Way to Evade Jury Duty

Douglas French

There might not be any magic bullet to get out of jury duty. But there are things you can say to make the judge and attorneys nervous. Ideas that threaten the system they operate in, and the status quo that’s keeping your right and freedoms suppressed. Doug French relays his own experience with this dubious process...


Laissez FaireWhy the Feds Want to Cripple Home Businesses

Wendy McElroy

Politicians proclaim the benefits of small business while on the campaign trail. But when they meet in the seedy halls of Congress, they have no problem doing whatever they can to stifle, regulate, and subdue their progress. Today, Wendy McElroy explains why it's so important for the government to release its choke hold on home industries...


The 2 Most Important Words for any Retirement Business

Robert Laura

Just because you're retired doesn't mean you have to stop working. Especially now that you have all the time in the world to do what you really want. If you're retired and want to stay active while you relax, then find out the steps you need to take in order to start your next small business...


Laissez Faire7 Last-Minute Tax Filing Mistakes People Often Make

Carolyn Ohara

Every year millions of Americans wait until the last minute to file their taxes. And in doing so, they often make a few mistakes - which can cost them dearly when they finally file. But whether you're one of those people or not, there are still several important things you need to be aware of. Caolyn O'Hara explains...


Laissez FaireOne Big Problem with the Rapid Growth of Technology

Joseph Ratliff

Technology brought the world together. But has it gone too far? Decades ago, mail was delivered by hand. Now it's delivered in seconds. How has that changed the way you live your life? How has it changed the way people act with each other? These are just some of the questions we need to ask. Joseph Ratliff explores...


An Economic Theory that Leads to Smart Investing

Douglas French

Austrian economics does more than tell you what happens when the government disturbs market forces. It can tell you exactly what to expect from the market. Market behavior depends on how people behave. And how people behave is central to the Austrian perspective. Doug French explains...