Attention: A Reminder Not to Take Candy from Strangers

By W.A. Smith Financial | October 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Attention: A Reminder Not to Take Candy from Strangers

This sounds like advice for children. We are forever worrying that they will trust the wrong person, fall for an innocent request for information and get involved in a terrible situation. It’s every parent’s nightmare. These days, it’s every adult child’s nightmare that his or her parents will succumb to some dark and devious plot.…

The Fed: Those Crazy Kids

By W.A. Smith Financial | October 22, 2013 | Comments Off on The Fed: Those Crazy Kids

One month they say they’re going to taper the current quantitative easing program…and a couple of months later they change their minds and decide to keep going. In the interim, interest rates on mortgages jumped, which put a slight damper on the housing market, and the markets fluctuated a little as they adjusted and readjusted…

Lightning Strikes Twice

By W.A. Smith Financial | October 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Lightning Strikes Twice

There’s a saying that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. If you’re talking about the atmospheric phenomenon, apparently that’s just a myth. And if you’re talking about the idiom that refers to the same bad things not happening to people twice in one lifetime, apparently that’s not true either. [CLICK HERE to read…

Lessons From Syria: The Long And Short Of It

By W.A. Smith Financial | October 11, 2013 | Comments Off on Lessons From Syria: The Long And Short Of It

One of the dominant headlines in August and September involves the conflict in Syria. The government is suspected of using chemical weapons against its own people in its battle with rebel forces — an atrocity that continues to be addressed by the United Nations and countries worldwide. [CLICK HERE to read the article, “Syria: No War,…

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