2/20/2013 Portland, Oregon – Pop in your mints…
The following is the introduction of our soon to be released ebook on budgeting: Budgeting Healthy Habits: How to get the Dough you Knead. It will be available on Kindle later in the week. Stay Fresh and enjoy!
Dough: An introduction
dough -/dō/- noun -1. A thick, malleable mixture of flour and liquid, used for baking into bread or pastry. 2. Money: “lots of dough”.
Dough. Unless you work in a bakery or pizza parlor, you probably can’t get enough of it. As we began to elaborate this current volume, which, at its base, is a presentation of our unconventional budget tips, we knew that it would be necessary to employ a metaphor to keep fellow taxpayers, who have any number of demands upon their time beyond budgeting, or seeking out metaphors, for that matter, engaged long enough to revolutionize their approach to money, which in turn will give them time to knead dough, ponder metaphors, compose run on sentences, or indulge any number of whims which may be germinating in the dark recesses of their minds at this very moment.
Most of the human race spends the better part of their waking moments either doing something or wondering what they should be doing. Human action is an ultimate given, and, as the band Rush reminds us in their early 80’s smash Freewill, “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”
The choices available to most of us are limited to the amount of dough that we have available or lack at any given moment. This goal of this volume is to equip you, fellow taxpayer, to dominate your dough situation and bake the loafs, pastries, or crusts in the style and quantities necessary to satiate your desires. If we are fortunate, this volume will convince you that the key to happiness is in helping others, however, this is a hypothesis that must be proved by personal experience, and is not the central theme.
Back to your dough. If you have been searching for information on budgeting and personal finance for any amount of time, we don’t have to tell you that there is an exhaustive amount of material. Finding good advice, or good advice which fits your situation, can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack. With this in mind, we present these healthy habits as morsels on a platter. You can choose to scarf them down in one sitting, which will undoubtedly shock your organism into convulsions, or you can take them in, one at a time, savoring each one while giving your organism adequate time to digest it, maintaining the nutrients and eliminating the waste through the proper channels.
The organism we speak of is your personal or family economy, which we recommend you treat with the utmost care.
Stay tuned to The Mint for the release later this week and Trust Jesus.
Key Indicators for February 20, 2013
Copper Price per Lb: $3.57
Oil Price per Barrel: $94.46
Corn Price per Bushel: $7.00
10 Yr US Treasury Bond: 2.02%
FED Target Rate: 0.16% ON AUTOPILOT, THE FED IS DEAD!
Gold Price Per Ounce: $1,564 THE GOLD RUSH IS ON!
MINT Perceived Target Rate*: 0.25%
Unemployment Rate: 7.9%
Inflation Rate (CPI): 0.0%
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 13,928
M1 Monetary Base: $2,496,300,000,000 LOTS OF DOUGH ON THE STREET!
M2 Monetary Base: $10,399,700,000,000