Alan Greenspan Talks Up Gold

If there’s one person who understands U.S. monetary policy and its long-term effects on domestic and global affairs it would be former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who served in that role for nearly two decades. Over the past several months Greenspan has shared his views on gold as money: First, in the October 2014…

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Who’s Crushing Your 401k Plan?

A 401k plan bombshell was dropped by Frontline’s Martin Smith on the PBS program, The Retirement Gamble aired in April 2013.  If you are concerned about your retirement and you are invested in a 401k plan, this captioned documentary is a must watch: For a quick synopsis, Wall Street on Parade’s Pamela Martens wrote an…

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Seven Reasons You Should Save in Physical Gold

Although there are many reasons to save in physical gold, this video with captions from Weekly Wealth Digest at FutureMoneyTrends.com provides a list of seven. To sum up their seven reasons you should save in gold: It’s lawsuit proof. Gold is “off the books” when it comes to financial accounting. It has historically been used…

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The Secret World of Gold Documentary

No matter what your views on owning physical gold, this documentary, shown on History 2 and the National Geographic channels, reveals some interesting facts about the secret world of gold and where its heading. Here are some questions raised and mostly answered in this video: How is it possible that for every 100 ounces of…

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Are Savers Really Losers?

 “The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learn nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money but never learn to have money work for them.” This is one of my favorite quotes from Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. If…

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Three Questions to Ask a Potential Financial Advisor

Matt Rettick, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, provides a short video on three questions to ask a potential financial advisor. Here’s a quick summary of Matt’s advice: 1. What standard are your financial recommendations held to? There are two kinds of standards a financial advisor may be held to:  Fiduciary and Suitability…

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Gold, an Investment or Insurance?

Many people think of gold as an investment. If that is your belief too, check out this blog by Len Penzo. I changed his precious metal examples to include my own and made edits, but I couldn’t have explained it better!     Len Penzo’s condensed blog: It’s ironic, but bankers and fiscally irresponsible governments…

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The Hidden Secrets of Our Money

Have you ever wondered how we got so far in debt as a nation? What is the debt ceiling and what happens if we don’t continue to raise it? Why is our country printing more and more paper currency? What is the Federal Reserve’s role? Mike Maloney, noted author on the history of money, which…

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Is There A Millionaire Next Door?

According to MarketWatch.com, there were 6.1 million millionaires in the U.S. as of January 2014. Chances are one of them lives near you. If so, what lessons has that millionaire neighbor learned that we can benefit from? At the Business Insider website, personal finance writer Len Penzo came up with his list of 19 common…

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Suze Orman’s Retirement Dos and Don’ts

We’ve always valued Suze Orman’s advice and when we saw this retirement checklist in the Costco Connection magazine, I wanted to share her tips. Because my wife and I are at the retirement age already, we have some regrets on items we should have done in our early years. We hope this checklist will help…

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