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Tim McMahon
Works at InflationData.com
Attended Clarkson University
Lives in Richmond, VA
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if a hurrican flattens your house are you better off, worse off or the same?
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Hi Tim!  I spent a couple of summers at Clarkson in the 70's.  Great place but I never had a desire to spend the winter there!

I assume you got a little engineering background at Clarkson.  I take an engineering view of money.  I.e., it is the currency of "control."  No one tells anyone that they can't build a house 6 feet below sea level near the ocean.  However, if you do then there is some significant probability (Katrina) that either you or your insurance company will loose money on the deal.  You may also loose your own life.

Clearly loosing your house or life is a personal disaster.  I'd argue though the "economic loss" really happened when the house was constructed in an area prone to natural disasters.  In the end the world society gains with better knowledge of risks.

I really do feel sorry for the people of New York / New Jersey who built structures assuming the weather would remain within the ranges witnessed in the last couple of centuries. :-(   Sandy was a hell of an expensive lesson.
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I just read your article on gas prices adjusted for inflation. Two more lines on the graph would tell even more, the TAXES and cost of the gas separated.
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Search for Cost of Living Calculator and Find Lisa's Picture on Page 1 of Google.
Compare the Cost of living and salaries in two different U.S cities. See if you can maintain your current standard of living in a new city and compare salaries by ...
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Dr. DarkMatter says

Thanks for your calculator - it is highly useful to able to compare on a monthly basis rather than annual.  keep up the good work - I refer many students to your data and insights.
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The interview below that Huckabee did last week (via Life Site News) with J.D. Mullane, the Pennsylvania reporter who was covering the Gosnell trial long before the rest of the media showed up. According to Mullane, “There is one journalist sitting in that courtroom who writes for a local publication who has told me that he is very liberal, very pro-choice. But after sitting through the testimony in the Gosnell trial, he’s reconsidered. He’s changed his mind.” Which is precisely why there was no media in the courtroom until recently, when conservatives and other pro-lifers finally shamed them into picking the story up.
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Shaq vs Penn and Teller Funny!
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Education costs increasing much faster than inflation
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Editor of InflationData.com, UnemploymentData.com, YourFamilyFinances.com and many more.
Introduction
My grandfather lived through the Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany--to say he was an original “gold bug” would be an understatement. I began reading his “hard money” newsletters at the age of 16 and the dividends from gold stocks helped put me through college. I began publishing the Financial Trend Forecaster paper newsletter in 1995 upon the death of James Moore editor of Your Window into the Future and the creator of the Moore Inflation Predictor©. FTF specializes in trends in the stock market, gold, inflation and bonds. In January of 2003, I began publishing InflationData.com to specialize in all forms of information about the nature of Inflation. In 2009, we added Elliott Wave University to help teach you the principles of Elliott Wave analysis. In January 2013, we began publishing OptioMoney. I am also the author of Treating and Beating Geographic Tongue and Other Tongue Problems.
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Work by editor and author, Tim McMahon, has been featured in Bloomberg, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, Washington Post, Drudge Report, The Atlantic, Business Insider, American Thinker, Lew Rockwell, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Oakland Press, Free Republic, Education World, Realty Trac, Reason, Coin News, and Council for Economic Education.
Education
  • Clarkson University
    Engineering-Management, 1976 - 1980
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Editor, author and publisher
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Copywriting, editing, publishing
Employment
  • InflationData.com
    Editor, present
  • International Mission Board
    1997 - 2004
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Richmond, VA
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Brockport, NY - Selden, NY - Lynchburg, VA - Potsdam, NY