Credit Market Warning

Long-awaited signs of danger are materializing
Friday, June 19, 2015, 12:50 PM

There are large signs of stress now present in the credit markets. You might not know it from today's multi-generationally low interest rates, but other key measures such as liquidity and volatility are flashing worrying signs. » Read more

Daily Prep

8 Outstanding Gardening Hacks

Tips that can double, triple & even quadruple crop yield
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:52 PM

Some great ideas and different ways to help produce more food in the garden this growing season.



Francis Koster: Deploying Our Investment Capital Locally Yields Better Returns for All

Strengthen your community; not Wall Street
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 12:21 PM

We are conditioned to think that financial "investing" means sending your capital to Wall Street. There it will be put into paper securities (stocks, bonds, etc.), and hopefully when your next statement arrives, the dollar total is higher than you put in.

There's no connection between the investor and the investment. And in today's market, where safer investments offer nearly no return, investment capital is increasingly paying to chase risk it has little understanding of. And all the while, the middlemen -- with their 100% perfect trading quarters and record bonus payouts -- demonstrate that the system really exists to siphon off money from this 'dumb capital'. » Read more

Daily Prep

Using Potato Towers

Getting the most out of your seed potatoes
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 2:10 PM

Great summary of various types of potato towers and their use.