Tag Archives: economy

Debt to Income Ratio Exposed – A Deceptive Fallacy

Flawed and Unreliable The debt to disposable income (DTI) ratio represents the ratio of one’s total debt amount to his after tax income. But the debt to income flaw is not often discussed. “Debt” is a balance sheet item (net worth,) but “income” deals with budgeting (income statement.) Debt is simply a static number, while income requires the element of time… Read More »

Don’t be Fooled by Labor Market Data

The Labor Market In September 248,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. 🙂 The national unemployment rate dropped from 6.1% to 5.9%, the lowest since 2008. This must mean we’re almost back at pre-recession, full employment right? Well if you ask people on the streets how they feel about the strong labor market recovery, many of them will not know… Read More »

Fiscal Update Sept 2014 – Economy Slow Down

The American economy is starting to pick up. U.S. stocks have held steady in September. However the Canadian stock market dropped 4.3%, the price of oil fell $3 per barrel, and the value of the Loonie sank to just 89.4 cents U.S. Thankfully my finances held up okay in September. I did lose about $5,600 of value in my stock portfolio… Read More »