Eric Tyson, best-selling author of Personal Finance for Dummies and Investing for Dummies, economist and advisor, analyzes financial news and provides financial planning insights. Eric Tyson's got your back and is looking out for you!

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Using the News

How have government deficits changed during the economic expansion since 2009?
Two years into his Presidency, Francois Hollande is changing course
Using an inside perspective to make the most of your financial decisions
A look at the state of the U.S. dollar, commodity prices and economy
Understanding what’s going on with the energy sector and economy

Worth Reading/Watching

Few people think this governor has much chance of winning but his message is on target...
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marketing to Doctors (Free)
Recent studies shed light on what may be the optimal amount of exercise
A journalist examines measures of the economy, health and safety
Gruber's videotaped remarks from a University of Pennsylvania healthcare economics event

The Straight Scoop

Understanding competition, profitability and how companies price their services and products
Weighing your options when a financial advisor advocates selling your investments and moving money to their firm to manage
Weighing the costs and administrative hassles of your alternatives
Don’t put yourself at risk of buying faulty products or exposing yourself to criminals
Getting value for your money when you are a consumer


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Preferred Portfolios

What's the reality that hedge fund investors experience and how does that stack up compared with fund investing.
Mutual fund and exchange-traded fund recommendations for active and index portfolios
Identifying major flaws in highly touted fund survey
Analyzing the arguments and reasoning for lower stock prices once interest rates rise
A look inside his analysis (and something I tipped readers off to in April 2009)

Book/Research Summaries

Use these tips to substantially boost your car’s fuel efficiency
How the Affordable Care Act is effecting corporate employment and corporate profits  
Can you make more money investing in them and how has the U.S.' ranking changed?
What is unusual about their demographics or background that could explain their high incomes?  (FREE)
Seeing how much retirees actually spend can help you plan your own retirement better

Guru Watch

What to make of this New York Time's columnist's current and past predictions
Is Suze Orman qualified to be giving you financial advice and how good is her advice?
Evaluating Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys” book and how you should trade stocks
Divergent views on why federal tax revenue is lagging and what should be done to address it
Bill O'Reilly agrees with Roubini on other fallout from high oil prices...are these pundits right?


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