What Does Really Matter?

Recently our friends at WHVP published an eye-opening article, The Swiss View: “It doesn’t really matter that much” discussing Fitch downgrading the US credit rating: “Fitch announced that they downgraded the credit rating from the U.S. from AAA to AA+. ….(citing) the suspended debt ceiling and the high debt-to-GDP ratio. …. While the announcement itself is already worrying, it is […]

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I Can Feel It in My Bones…

This is one of the most difficult articles I’ve ever written. It’s from the heart, and I’m worried. Premonition is defined as, A strong feeling that something (generally unpleasant) is about to happen, “He had a premonition of imminent disaster.” If an intuitive, imminent, gut-wrenching premonition (fear) grips your mind and body comes true, you will never forget it. I […]

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The Generation X Retirement Report Card Is Scary!

Early Generation Xers (1965-1980), age 58, are nearing retirement, while the younger (43) folks are turning the corner into their peak earning years. The National Institute on Retirement Security report “The Forgotten Generation: Generation X Approaches Retirement” indicates the majority are FAILING to save anything close to enough to retire comfortably. Even with 401k programs available their entire careers, most […]

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Fiat Currency Should NOT Be Blind Belief – Part 2

Congress just keeps spending money we don’t have. It took just five weeks to add $1 trillion to the national debt after Congress authorized yet another increase in the debt ceiling. The US debt clock projects our borrowing out to 2027 – it is scary: It now takes over $1 trillion in taxes just to pay the interest, which has […]

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Fiat Currency Should NOT Be Blind Belief

Governments worldwide are creating currency, “Fiat money”, out of thin air to pay the bills; which historically leads to inflation. In a recent interview Urs Vrijhof-Droese explained: “Worldwide government spending programs,…pushed inflation even higher and is taking a toll. …. In the long-run I believe, the EU and US government spending behavior will have a severe impact on their credibility, […]

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I Need Safe, Dependable Income I Can Count On!

Our recent article, In Government We Trust??, struck a nerve with many readers. Subscriber Dan H. shared a graph, stating, “This is the only graph you need”. This isn’t just the US. Urs Vrijhof-Droese recently provided his international perspective: “Realistically, we are moving back to where everyone was responsible for their well-being throughout their life, including retirement. I would not […]

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The Worldwide Inflation Dilemma

Inflation is increasing prices and a fall in the purchasing value of money. Banks and governments make inflation sound complicated as it serves their interest. It’s a hidden tax. Government-created inflation weakens the value of the currency, our money buys less. Anyone shopping goods, services, airline tickets, an automobile, clothing, and particularly medical care is seeing significant price increases. While […]

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You’re Buying the Government?

Trillions for bank bailouts, secret loans, exorbitant inflation, negative interest rates; middle class struggles while the rich get richer…. How did we get into this mess? Frontline on PBS outlines, “The Long Demise of Glass-Steagall.” (Emphasis mine) “1933 Following the Great Crash of 1929,…politicians, see market speculation…by banks during the 1920s as a cause of the crash. In 1933, Senator […]

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Money Walks, While Bullshit Talks

My early youth was spent in the inner city of Chicago, a sorry place today. Little boys, talking dirty, thought they were macho, but you’d get your mouth washed out with soap if you uttered those words around girls or your parents. Times have changed. Rolls off the tongue defines the old saying, Money Talks, while Bullshit Walks: “Sample Sentence: If […]

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A Banking Crisis Shouldn’t Be the Taxpayer’s Problem.

Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon wrote shareholders about banking turmoil, “As I write this letter, the current crisis is not yet over, and even when it is behind us, there will be repercussions from it for years to come.” IGI Global defines a banking crisis: 1. Banking crisis reflects the crisis of liquidity and insolvency of one […]

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