Keeping Our Wits During Chaotic Times

Times are chaotic! Historically, when chaos reigns and emotions are turbocharged, there are winners and losers. Despite the stress, winners manage to see things clearly and keep their wits about them. Recently we interviewed John Williams at Shadowstats. He said government unemployment and inflation numbers are bogus. He also tells us: – Worst U.S. Economic Activity Ever Reported – Production […]

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Who Do You Trust?

Every day we see infuriating, politically biased Facebook posts, followed by others totally debunking the point. Someone is lying, and may have spent a lot of money for a professional presentation, to make their lie convincing. Who do you trust? “There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust.” Dr. Deborah Birx, concerned that the Center for Disease Control […]

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Can An Average Investor Safely Make Money After Paying All The Fees?

Do you have a 401(k)? How much are you paying in fees? Is your money invested safely? Is it company-sponsored, or self-directed? A TD Ameritrade survey found that 27% of investors knew how much they were paying in 401(k) fees and astonishingly, 37% of respondents were unaware. I believe in maximizing your 401(k) contributions, particularly when there is an employer […]

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Commencement Address To The Graduating Class Of 2020

Congratulations graduates, you have worked hard and should be celebrating your academic success. Don’t allow a temporary setback to dampen your spirits! Whether you are graduating from college, high school, grade school or something else, my message is the same. Last year a reader sent me, “We Are What We Choose”. It’s the remarks by then 46-year-old Jeff Bezos (billionaire […]

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If Oil Prices Are Negative, Why Aren’t They Paying Me To Fill The Tank?

My wife Jo is a proud farm girl, growing up in rural Indiana. Like many midwestern farmers, they receive oil royalties for wells on their land. Having passed down through many generations, each share is nice, but not enough to fly first class. Jo came into my office with a very concerned look on her face. She asked, “I just […]

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Do You Need a Financial Advisor? Are They Trustworthy?

Investors are understandably worried! Quality bonds and Certificates of Deposit are paying almost negative interest rates. Bonds defaults are rising. The stock market and economy are shaky. The Fed is printing money faster than the world has ever seen. We have Great Depression levels of unemployment. What else could possibly go wrong? Pundit Bill Bonner predicts: “Stocks will rise…and then […]

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Got Gold? Sure Hope So!

I recently interviewed Chuck Butler; what is going on and what can regular working-class people do to protect themselves financially? Mainstream Americans work hard to provide for their family and save money so they are not a burden on their family in their old age. It’s crime when government policies, using the excuse of a crisis, can destroy the wealth […]

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The More I Learn The Madder I Get!

I’m red in the face, eye-popping, blood pressure peaking mad! Our country is in a heck of a mess, for the wrong damn reasons! Sadly, some reporters smirked while reporting the Dow capped off the worst first quarter on record, the updated Coronavirus death toll, projections for thousands more and record unemployment claims. The politicization of a health crisis is […]

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