In any other time period, those who adopted a contrarian view to making expensive acquisitions — such as a new or used car — amid a heightened retail environment would be correct: just exercise patience and prices will come down. While sensible, it’s turning out to be the wrong advice. As Consumer Affairs reported, used…

There’s little doubt that the U.S. economy going great guns right now. And one of the big winners will be small-cap stocks. While on one hand there’s lots of talk regarding inflation — the key concern in a rapidly expanding economy — there’s also excitement. If you own a stock with a $40 billion market…