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Marotta On Money - December 26 Newsletter

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Seven Financial Resolutions for the New Year 2011-2012 (12-26-2011)

Financial resolutions usually don't even last until the end of January. Making a permanent change in our behavior requires both time and a steely resolve. We can only develop financial character one action at a time. Here are seven practices to take you from pauper to prince or princess if you add one each year. Read through the list. If you already practice the resolution, move on to the next one. Adding one behavioral change is labor enough for the next 12 months.
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In The News

Radio: The High Cost of Regulation

David John Marotta was featured on WINA 1070's Rob Schilling Show on December 14, 2011. The topic was the high cost of regulation, leaning libertarian, and the roots of David's leaning libertarian. David's interview portion begins at 13 minutes, 50 seconds on the recording.

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The Poorhouses of "A Christmas Carol" (12-20-2010)

There are few better stories for talking about economics than Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol. " Perhaps the most telling discussion in the story comes early in the first chapter when "two portly gentlemen" call on Scrooge to ask him for a donation to charity. Dickens describes them as portly to show their affluence and success, not their weight. They were probably large and heavy in a dignified and stately way. Given that few people in those days had enough to eat, today we would probably describe them as well fed or robust. Dickens describes them as pleasant to behold.
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Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"