BankNotes – June 2017

The financial strength of the life insurance industry is impressive. Compared to commercial banks and investment firms, their solvency record has been nearly faultless even during hard economic times.

The Magic Shoebox

Shoebox Money

Are you convinced that investing in the stock/bond market is the safe and conservative approach and have no concerns whether or not your retirement funds will be there when you need them? If you are, please stop reading this because…

Building Bulletproof Wealth®

Financial Self-Reliance: Building Bulletproof Wealth® Economic self-reliance: the ability of a person, place or nation to endure successfully without additional financial support from government or other agencies. From earthquakes in Nepal, tsunamis in Indonesia hurricanes in the South, mudslides in…

The Big Short

Lessons of The Big Short “The thought-provoking film is a timely reminder of the lessons from a financial crisis which are too quickly forgotten.” ~ Patrick Durkin, Sydney Morning Herald Hollywood Tells the Story of the Lie That Crashed the…

Capitalize!

The Value of Liquidity: Capitalize On Your Cash! “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser, Indianapolis 500 Champion Do you have access to cash on demand? Or are you locking up your assets, or keeping them liquid?…

Inflation:Busted

The Consumer Price Index and the Truth About Inflation “By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” –  John Maynard Keynes Whether we’re rich or poor, thrifty or overextended,…

LMR – June 2017

Interventionism is a word we often write and talk about without realizing that many of our readers may still not quite understand why we speak of it as being one of the main contributors of our flawed monetary policy. Like the word inflation, interventionism deserves a Misesian interpretation in order to grasp it fully.

Winning the Long Game…

Winning the Long Game of Wealth Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” ~   Benjamin Disraeli The Myth of Overnight Success When it comes to “making it,” the media loves to report on…

Is a 401 o(k)?

Should You Cash Out Your 401(k)? “I would blow up the system and restart with something totally different.” – Ted Benna, “father” of the 401(k), quoted in MarketWatch.com As investors educate themselves about the financial advice that is accepted as…

Caught In the Debt Web

Escaping the Consumer Debt Trap “Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.” – Ogden Nash, American poet How Good People Get Caught in the Debt Web If you are…