Archives for August, 2013

Four Benchmarks to Keep Your Retirement Finances on Track

When I was still a young buck out in the workplace, financial magazines periodically published worksheets for calculating when you had enough money to retire. The process became much easier when we got our first PC. Programs like Microsoft Money had a retirement planner tab where you entered your personal data, and the program did […]

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Total Public Debt Now Eclipses GDP

By The Hard Assets Alliance Team The Federal Reserve has put pressure on precious-metals markets over the last few months. Although gold has been up since April, any signal that the Fed will reduce its bond-buying program could further weigh on gold and other precious metals. Silver has also been under pressure from central banks […]

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Thoughts from the Frontline: Signs of the Top

  We are told they don’t ring a bell when bull or bear markets start. That may be true, but it does seem that there are similar signs as we approach turning points. This week in my reading I have been struck by a number of signs that suggest that, if we haven’t reached a […]

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Casey’s Louis James Warns: “Don’t Try to Time the Market”

Don’t ask Louis James if the gold price has reached bottom. He doesn’t care. The senior editor with Casey Research is too busy trying to ferret out those gold miners with a bird in the hand, as he calls it in this interview with The Gold Report. He travels the world, most recently visiting Ethiopia, looking […]

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Casey’s Louis James Warns: “Don’t Try to Time the Market”

Don’t ask Louis James if the gold price has reached bottom. He doesn’t care. The senior editor with Casey Research is too busy trying to ferret out those gold miners with a bird in the hand, as he calls it in this interview with The Gold Report. He travels the world, most recently visiting Ethiopia, looking […]

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You Don’t Plan on Being Retired Very Long, Do You?

I don’t know which is worse: realizing you cannot keep a promise you made to someone who was important to you, or being the person who relied on the promise when you finally grasp that it is not going to be kept. In 1973, I was 33 years old, just getting started as a public […]

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Aye, Me Hearties—Why There’s Still Old-Fashioned Treasure Out There

I’ve always wondered why we tend to glorify pirates and treasure hunters: the Indiana Joneses, the Jack Sparrows, the Long John Silvers. I think it’s because most people, while it may not be reflected in their daily lives, are adventurers at heart. Don’t we all dream of digging a hole because we just know there’s […]

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Outside the Box: The New Normal-Some Expensive Consequences

  Everybody talks about the weather, but there’s not much we can do about it except make plans that take into account what mother nature may throw at us. For most of us that means planning for the next few days, but we should all be aware of climate patterns that are going to affect […]

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The Illusion of Safe Investing

Retirees are often more concerned with the return of their money than the return on their money. It’s understandable; after our peak earning years have passed financial safety becomes our primary concern since the opportunity to earn back investment losses is essentially over. My high school graduating class celebrated its 50th reunion in 2008. Since […]

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Miller’s Webinar – America’s Broken Promise – Space Ads & Talking Points/Direct mention Copy

SPACE ADS Ad #1: FREE Online Video Event with John Stossel: America’s Broken Promise Millions of Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement—and the fact that Social Security and Medicare are hopelessly broken is only adding to their plight. Is all hope lost, or are there still ways to achieve a financially secure retirement? Watch FOX […]

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