Mail Bag: Disappearing Blog Posts at About.com

A reader wanted to know about a blog post I wrote on my Investing for Beginners site at About.com back on October 9th, 2008 during the depths of the financial crisis. Thankfully, I was able to recover it and repost it as it had been de-indexed and removed by the network as part of its routine content changes. I doubt that will be possible much longer as so much of that content is simply lost.

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Read the Amazing, Fantastical, Autocratic Bob Jones University Student Handbook

I mentioned the infamous Bob Jones University student handbook in an earlier post after explaining it was the school from which one of the extremist authors I was reading as part of a self-imposed cultural studies program graduated back in 1950.  It was the university that famously insisted God didn’t want blacks intermingling with whites and refused…

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Should Government Benefits Be Tied to Behavior and Decisions?

I don’t talk about it very often, but one of the charitable organizations close to my heart are community food banks and soup kitchens.  These non-profits collect groceries for those who can’t afford to feed themselves or their children, allowing them to avoid hunger.  They resonate with something very deep in my core, maybe because I…

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I Believe USA Today’s Money Section Is the Worst Run Financial Publication in the United States

Hands down, I am strongly convinced the single most incompetent source of regularly published financial advice or business information of any major newspaper in the United States is the money section of USA Today.  The conclusions are often outright wrong, the understanding of accounting and economics vapid, and the headlines written to achieve nothing more than clicks without leaving the reader better informed than he or she was in the beginning.  It is the fiscal equivalent of fluff, only worse because fluff can be fun without leaving an inaccurate impression on something as important as national economic policy.

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