Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Dear Worried American,
As a child of the Great Depression, my mother wasn't able to go to college -- but I swear she was smarter than the educated people who are running the country right now.
And if Mom were alive today, she'd probably give our leaders the same scolding she used to give me: "You have a champagne appetite and a Coca-Cola paycheck."
That was her way of saying that, when you want something you can't afford, you have to work hard and save up for it. But if you try to live beyond your means, you'll end up with nothing but big debts and a bad reputation.
Advice like that used to be common sense, of course. And it still is, among the vast majority of "Main Street" Americans who work hard, pay their mortgages, and rely on themselves -- not government -- to provide for their families and their retirement.
But in what I call the "Wall Street-to-Washington Axis of Power," different rules apply. Your bank is failing because you lent billions to unqualified borrowers? No problem: Here's a multi-billion-dollar bailout to cover your losses -- and to pay yourselves obscene bonuses. Your trillion-dollar budget has no room for a new set of big-government entitlements? No problem: We'll just print a few trillion more dollars -- and worry about inflation later.
That may not be the "change" that many Americans voted for last November -- but it's the change we're all getting. And we're stuck with it for at least a few more years.
In the meantime, however, how can you and I secure our financial futures even as President Obama and Congress are doing so much to drive down our economy?
As a politician and talk-show host, I wouldn't say I'm qualified to answer that for you -- but thankfully, I know someone who is.
His name is Doug Fabian, one of the few investment advisors today who isn't part of the Wall Street/Washington "axis" -- and one of the even fewer who wasn't blindsided by the financial meltdown.
In fact, Doug started warning his subscribers back in early 2006 about the potential likely collapse of the mortgage and housing market -- and steered his readers away from stocks months ahead of the historic market decline last fall.
As a result of advice like that, Investor's Business Daily once proclaimed Doug "one of the best market timers in the business." And the financial-advice industry's "watchdog" newsletter, The Hulbert Financial Digest, rated one of Doug's trading services in the Top 10 for 2008 -- out of 186 financial publications overall.
Now, if you're like me, you probably don't want to spend a lot of time investing -- especially in today's volatile markets. And you certainly don't want to spend a lot of money on investment advice.
Fortunately, Doug Fabian's flagship investment newsletter, Successful Investing, is aimed precisely at people like us.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Trout Plants for Southern California, During the Week begining on March 16 (Los Angeles Times March 15, 2009)
Barring adverse weather, water or road conditions, the following is a list of Southern California waters, listed by county, that will be stocked throughout the week of March 16 with rainbow trout by the Department of Fish and Game:
LOS ANGELES: Alondra Park Lake, Arroyo Seco Creek, Belvedere Lake, Castaic Lake, Cerritos Lake, Downey Lake, Echo Park Lake, El Dorado Park Lake, Hollenbeck Park Lake, Jackson Lake, Kenneth Hahn Lake, La Mirada Lake, Legg Lakes, Lincoln Park Lake and Magic Johnson Lake.
ORANGE: Laguna Lake and Yorba Linda Regional Park Lake.
RIVERSIDE: Evans Lake and Rancho Jurupa Park Pond.
SAN BERNARDINO: Cucamonga Guasti Park Lake, Prado Pake Lake and Seccombe Park Lake.
SAN DIEGO: Chollas Park Lake, Lindo Lake and Murray Lake.
IMPERIAL: Sunbeam Lake and Weist Lake.
INYO: Owens River (Section 2) and Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
Photo: A fisherman tries his luck along the banks of the Lower Owens River in Lone Pine. Credit: Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times