February 2011

I Honestly Can’t Say This Is Surprising

So as the follow up to the story about my house being broken into (http://thomasquinlan.com/paying-taxes-is-supposed-to-get-us-something) I got my mortgage statement today from Bank of America. My mortgage payment is going up $200 a month because …

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Could Morgan Stanley Suck Any Harder?

So I’ve had an account with Morgan Stanley for a few years now, due to IPO stock that was purchased at a prior employer through a “Friends and Family” program. It was 150 shares of stock, and the company in which the shares were held has had its v…

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Does Anyone Believe Job Numbers Anymore?

Apparently the unemployment rate has fallen to 9%, which is supposedly a good thing. If it were a meaningful statistic, it would be; however, it’s a ridiculous number. There are several reasons for this (which the media does report, which is good)…

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