Financial Well-Being of Individuals

Rising Prices Continue to Be Higher Than Wage Increases

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS) announced inflation increased by 2.9% from May 2017 to May 2018.

For the same period, for non-supervisory workers, wages increased by 2.8%.

Some workers received greater increases, some less.

Over 80% of all employees are non-supervisory workers.

This trend will continue; only the spread will increase.

These individual’s spending power will continue to decrease.

To make it worse, the BLS number is incorrect; inflation is actually much higher.

See previous post on the Consumer Price Index.

Just another case of the government destroying people’s quality of life.


Corrupt and/or incompetent government policies.



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Written by solutions777

June 17, 2018 at 7:16 am

Corruption: Consumer Price Index

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The Consumer Price Index is a government fraud.

It deliberately reports false price increase numbers.

The true/correct price increase is always much higher.

A few examples of the cheats used by the government:

—  The price of a good increases by 20%.  The government says with all the new features and abilities in the good, the consumer gets so much more, it is really a 5% price decrease.

Big lie.

The new features and abilities are worthless; the consumer does not want or need them; 20% price increase.

—  The government uses a “basket of goods”; supposedly what a consumer buys each year.  This so-called “basket” factors in major purchases, which most consumers make only once in many years.

The correct way to calculate price increases is use what consumers actually purchase:  food, health care, energy, transportation(excluding vehicle purchases), rent(not home purchases) and other everyday items.

Under this calculation, prices are shooting up.

The government does this to limit social security and other benefit increases, limit cost of living increases and to make the economy look much better.

With quality management in government, prices should be constantly decreasing.

This would mean an improvement in the quality of life of Americans and a great boost to the economy.

Corrupt and/or incompetent politicians and government workers are destroying America.



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Written by solutions777

April 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Elimination of State and Local Taxes Deduction

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Federal tax reform is in the news.

One proposition is to eliminate the individual tax deduction for state and local taxes.

This would be beneficial to the nation.

Especially, hard working Americans.

Seven states receive more than 50 percent of the value of the deduction: California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Connecticut.

Taxpayers in other states are subsidizing these 7 states.

Without the deduction, more individuals would pressure the states to eliminate/reduce these taxes.

States do NOT need these taxes.


What do the states do with these taxes?

—  over compensate low quality government workers

—  give handouts to freeloaders and lowquals

—  waste billions of dollars on harmful pork-belly programs

Politicians are spending your tax dollars to buy votes.

We suggest you communicate with your

—  federal representatives to vote to eliminate the state and local taxes deduction

—  state representatives to reduce states and local taxes

Why should you subsidize people in other states?

Why should your the corrupt and incompetent politicians steal your money?

It is your money; you should decide how it is spent.



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Written by solutions777

November 2, 2017 at 7:07 pm

#GCPF — Bank Card Disputes

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Ever have something bad happen with your bank card?

Whether debit or credit card, having a dispute with a vendor is a nightmare.

Call your card issuer(usually your bank), write a letter and enclose documentation, wait, more telephone calls, wait, and you still may not get your money refunded.

Should be much easier.

Why is it not?

Card issuers/banks and card processors(think Visa) are on the side of vendors, even criminal vendors.

Because vendors pay them a percentage of every sale as a processing fee.

Would not want to upset a vendor.

Most disputes arise from fraudulent charges(scams) and vendor mistakes and/or selling faulty goods and/or services.

Government Consumer Agency should do:

—  put all the burden on vendors where it belongs

—  if card holder denies any charge, card issuers reverses charge why holder is on the telephone or immediately through online banking

—  vendors’ responsible for getting card holder approval of charge

—  card holder does not have to approve any charge

—  no card issuer or vendor may “black ball” or deny use to any card holder or penalize card holder in any way for denying a charge

What you should do:

—  screen the vendors you use for the quality of their goods and/or services

—  protect your bank card information

—  hope you do not need to dispute a charge


No one but you and us care about your financial well being.



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#GCPF — Free Trial Offers

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Free offer are like weeds.

They spring up everywhere.

Except they are NEVER free.

Some offer guarantees.

The big lie:  “No Risk”.

If you sign up for a trial offer and you do not cancel, then you pay.

Or have to  pay to ship it back.

A big hassle and costly.

False advertising.

Government Consumer Agency should do:

—  strict truth in advertising laws and regulations

—  no fine print

—  meaning of advertising is how the consumer interprets it

—  strict enforcement with harsh penalties such as jail time for company president

What you should do:

—  if you have to give the seller your credit card number, it is not free and there is risk

—  watch out for trial offers included with a product or subscription

—  avoid  trial offers, most are just selling gimmicks for something you neither want or need


No one but you cares about your financial well being.



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Written by solutions777

August 12, 2017 at 12:56 am

#GCPF — Government Consumer Protection Failure(s)

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Government does a very bad job of protecting consumers.

In fact, it does just the opposite.

It helps unscrupulous businesses fleece consumers.

As usual/normal, government does evil.

If a business sells a quality product and/or service at a reasonable price, it does not need to cheat consumers to be profitable.

This is an introduction to a series of articles on this issue.

Some articles will focus on an specific issue and be in three sections:

—  the corrupt business practice

—  what a government consumer protection agency should do

—  what you can do to protect yourself

Your financial  well being is your responsibility.

Government is usually corrupt and/or incompetent.

Just another example.



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#Advertising Causes Higher Prices

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Businesses waste many billions of dollars on advertising each year.

Businesses do this by

—  over paying for advertising

—  using unproductive advertising

—  hiring unqualified advertising agencies

And business does not care.


All businesses in the same industry have the same marketing scheme.

All advertising costs are passed through to the consumer(YOU).


There is little incentive for business to have efficient or effective advertising.

Ever watch those Super Bowl commercials?

Hope you enjoyed them; you paid for them.



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Written by solutions777

July 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm