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Get Out Of The Big Banks

Get Out Of The Big Banks

One of the many people who I've been following for years, Jim Sinclair, has been sounding the alert lately to GOTS (Get Out Of The System) before the next major big-bank failures set off a chain of events which will wipe out and reset the wealth of anyone in the...

When The Dollar Is No Longer A Reserve Currency

When The Dollar Is No Longer A Reserve Currency

I believe the U.S. is in the midst of a major currency collapse, and a huge change in our normal way of life. The following is a list of startling notes that I wrote, as well as statements credited to Stansberry Research while I watched a video related to their...

3 Simple Ways To Save More Money

3 Simple Ways To Save More Money

Are you looking for ways to save more money and trim your personal expenses? Well, some of your spending habits are just that... habits, and may be draining more money from your budget than you think. Here are just three ways to save more money...   The challenge...

Prepping When You’re Poor

Prepping When You’re Poor

I recently received an email asking how to become better prepared when you are poor. This person is interested to do more to be better prepared, but apparently has no funds to do so. Admittedly, this is difficult, but the situation can be turned around by going about...

No Mortgage

No Mortgage

How would you like to have a house with no mortgage? While you don't have to be Living in a Tiny Home – With No Mortgage to actually have a home with no mortgage, you may be surprised with the square footage that you could be comfortable with, and the advantages that...

Become Your Own Central Bank

Become Your Own Central Bank

They (the FED) cannot and will not stop printing money. Quantitative Easing cannot end. Period. The moment it does, it all collapses. They must continue to purchase mortgage backed securities / treasuries by the many tens of $ billions per month. They must continue to...

Debt Free Living, A Simple Concept?

Debt Free Living, A Simple Concept?

Sounds simple, right? Living debt free is a simple concept: Spend less than you earn, and accrue no debts. Pay as you go. Sounds simple, right? So, why are so many people unable to do it? We've heard it before... “live within our means,” "develop budgets". But in the...

What Are Derivatives And Credit Default Swaps?

"Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is linked to something else. They're basically fancy instruments that have evolved over the last ten years that enable investors and institutions to bet on virtually anything, from interest rates or exchange rates to...

Fractional Reserve Currency: A Scam, A Pyramid Scheme

Fractional Reserve Currency: A Scam, A Pyramid Scheme

Our current 'fractional reserve' currency system is DEPENDENT upon more debt in order to grow. It's a statement that may sound crazy, but it's true. If there is less debt in the system, the system itself becomes deflationary, and begins to collapse. Sick, isn't it?...

State Income Tax Comparison

State Income Tax Comparison

State Income Tax Table 2010 Individual Tax Rates (percentage) Rounded to the nearest tenth Not including whatever state deductions that may exist Although New Hampshire and Tennessee are listed as zero income tax, they do tax on interest and dividend income at 5% and...

State Tax Burden

State Tax Burden

One way to look at State tax burden when comparing one state with another, is to use the same weighting factor (or value, or importance) for each category (sales tax, income tax, property tax). If you value each category the same, that is, sales tax is just as...

Lowest to Highest Taxes by State

Lowest to Highest Taxes by State

Wondering which U.S. State may be better to live in regarding their taxes and tax burden? While we cannot escape taxes, we can make decisions which will minimize our overall State tax burden, depending on each of our own financial situations and objectives. In this...

Bartering Reborn

Bartering Reborn

Permalink Bartering Reborn Due to Recession In this current recession, we are seeing bartering and the barter system making a comeback. Many people are experiencing great financial difficulties and job losses. Some of these people are getting themselves further into...

Shop Smart Save Money – Pasta

Shop Smart Save Money – Pasta

Permalink Shop smart and save money. This time I want to share with you the sale I took advantage of this past weekend. I purchased spaghetti in one pound boxes for 50 cents per box. The regular price is $1.25 per box (pound). That’s a 60% savings on each box! How...