Category Archives: General

General items of interest.

What is inflation?

Inflation means the increase in the supply of fiat currency caused by the central bank printing (counterfeiting) currency to buy bonds, thus reducing the yield (effective interest rate) and increasing the bond price. Reducing interest rates reduces the Capitalization Rates for assets that are financed by debt, mainly commercial income property. Reducing the CAP rate […]

Fractional Reserve System versus Central Banking System

There is a world of difference between the “fractional reserve system” (FRS) and the “central banking system” (CBS). FRS merely spreads out the money deposits in the form of loans, and the total sum of deposits plus debt never changes. FRS is a kind of “leverage” on the deposit of money that strongly depends on […]

Tips Are Cheerfully Accepted!

Well, I’ve finally come to it. My costs are increasing for maintaining this website, adding features to my products, writing free articles and posting free YouTube videos. The time has come to add a PayPal Donate button. I hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but times change. By the way, it’s not a donation, because it’s […]

Preparing for another economic crisis

Housing prices will collapse with a nominal increase in interest rates. Get your financial calculator: N=360 (30 years), Rate=4% per year, PV=100,000, PMT=477.52, FV=0. Those are the numbers for a $100,000 mortgage debt at 4% per year, fully amortizing over 30 years. Change the interest to Rate=6% and recalculate PV=79,628.87. That’s 20.4% decline for the […]

Are You Ethical?

Most folks like to think that they are acting ethically and with integrity. The real test of whether you are ethically conducting your affairs is by looking from the other person’s point of view, as if what you are doing is being published on the front page of a major newspaper. I am not saying […]

Website restored (again)

I must be cursed. I tried a few real estate plug-ins from WordPress.org that totally killed my website. The culprits are: Firestorm Real Estate Plugin Great Real Estate Plugin Simple Real Estate Pack When I say “killed”, I mean “KILLED”. I had to delete the website content and database, and manually restore everything from a […]

Website wiped

My website was wiped clean after a commercial WordPress back-up/restore tool failed to restore my website. I was hunting down a bug and I needed to restore my website. I had already made a full back-up about an hour earlier. Unfortunately, the tool failed and I lost all of my content. My web hosting service […]