Don Stott

Articles by Don Stott

In three previous pieces, (click at bottom of this to access them) I discussed the distinct possibility of the housing market taking a deep plunge because of heavy layoffs and consequential inability to pay mortgages, as well as having...
We all know about the hundreds of billions (literally) in credit card debt. It is frightening, but true. Imagine a picture of those who have this debt. They must keep up the impression of wealth. They must have great cars, new clothes, a...
Safety is important to all of us. I happen to live in a small town because I love the atmosphere, the weather, close proximity to America's most rugged mountain range, and because it is a safe place to live. New York is famous for...
The most wonderful thing has happened! The recovery has arrived. The recession is over, and there are sunny skies ahead. Ask anyone on CNBC, if you don't believe me. Ask Sir Greenspan, and he'll tell you. Isn't it great to know that the...
Would you put Greasy Smeazy's Motor Oil in your Mercedes, Ford, or even lawn mower? Of course not. "Greasy Smeazy" would be the hallmark of that motor oil. A hallmark is similar to a trade mark, brand name, or other identifying mark which...
What is a "buck?" The term's origin may interest you. It seems that well over a hundred years ago, in Oklahoma, George Washington Miller, a budding entrepreneur, started what became America's first theme park. Called the "101," it featured...
We all have "assets" of various kinds and types. We have our looks, and this seems to be especially important to women, who go to great lengths and expense to maintain them. Us guys have looks, sort of anyway, which most do not go to any...
I know this is unusual, but it has to be done, simply because of its wide implications, and the fact that it might be the hinge on which the American economy swings. More and more letters have come to me about these columns on housing....
I'll never forget the raspberries Gold Eagle writers used to get, when we accurately predicted the stock market crash. "You guys are nuts," is basically what our dire warnings were greeted with, by the 90% who disagreed with us. At my...
This could be America's next nightmare, and possibly even worse than the stock market going down the tubes. Think about what has been the second biggest balloon of late. The NASDQ went through the roof with no profits, nothing but momentum...

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