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Congress to Pensioners: “Tough Luck!”

by Nilus Mattive |

I have been chronicling our nation’s simmering pension crisis for many years now, repeatedly warning that it would eventually explode onto the front pages of every newspaper in America. And that is exactly what’s starting to happen.

A few weeks ago, I pointed out that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation — the quasi-governmental organization that backstops private retirement plans — was quickly going bankrupt.

Now, Congress is working on a plan to mitigate some of the fallout … a pill that will be pretty hard for millions of pensioners to swallow.

On Saturday night, the Senate …

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If you drive a car, read this right away …

by Brad Hoppmann |

Even though prices are dropping at your local gas station, there’s no doubt that we could all stand to save even more money on car fuel. That’s why we’re sharing this special article from our friend and colleague, Brad Hoppmann. In it, he talks about a simple way to save hundreds of dollars a year on your gasoline costs … without changing anything about your driving habits or your car.

Crude oil prices continue to decline, and we’re starting to really feel the impact at neighborhood gas pumps.

The picture below shows the price at …

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How many advisors will end up shoeless and hungry?

by Nilus Mattive |

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania was an important place during the Revolutionary War.

It was there that George Washington set up camp for his Continental Army during the harsh winter of 1777-1778.

At that point, a third of his soldiers lacked shoes. They set up primitive log huts to survive the cold. And they sustained themselves on things like “firecake,” a combination of flour and water. On a good day, they would get “pepper pot soup,” which was basically broth flavored with pepper and animal intestines.

But ultimately, they not only survived … they prevailed over …

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Read this and judge for yourself …

by Nilus Mattive |

About five months ago, I did another round-up of all the various services we were publishing at Easy Street Investing … and although we haven’t completely closed out the year yet, I wanted to give you another update today.

The reason?

Well, first off, this is our 200th issue of Easy Street Investing — so it’s a fitting time to look at what we’ve accomplished (or haven’t).

Plus, as we near the beginning of another new year of investing, I want you to have the information you need to evaluate and compare …

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