Video: The Biggest Threat To Our Nation – Fiscal Irresponsibility

The Nations top accountant, the comptroller general of the United States, David Walker talks with 60 minutes about the biggest threat to our nation.

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Podcast: Asset Allocation And Diversification – Wall Street Myth

http://www.discoveringhiddentreasures.com/bank/pod/1-20-11.mp3

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Ready For Retirement? Most Aren’t Even Close.

Over the past few years it’s become painfully obvious that an overwhelming majority of retirees don’t have enough money saved to sustain their lifestyle. In the below infographic you’ll find some shocking facts that, for those still in their working years, provide valuable lessons on what not to do.  A couple to point out: –…

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Following the Financial Crowd… The 401k

Have you ever heard of the term “group think”? A group think experiment was done that demonstrated our natural instict to conform with the crowd. Do you remember the old show “Candid Camera.” It started back in 1948. I want to share a little clip from one of the old episodes… so old its black…

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Is the Market the Answer?

“October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.” -Mark Twain Though funny, this is necessarily true. What’s funny is where does “the market” end. It doesn’t seem to, now with Brazilian, Chinese, Japanese, and many more…

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The Importance of a Creditor Free Vehicle

Based on the information in the graphic below don’t you think it might be a good idea to have as much of our money as possible in a vehicle that cannot be liquidated in the event of a lawsuit against you? I know, I know just one more thing to worry about as you contemplate…

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Video: Mike Maloney on Gold, Silver, and Economics

This video is a little bit lengthy, but Mike Maloney has been advocating Gold and Silver since early 2003. His reasoning is simple- Government and Banks have been playing games, and we are going to need to protect ourselves from the results of those games. Check it out:

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Risk vs. Reward

The stock market has shown us once again that we are not in control. During the first week in August all three major indexes gave back all their growth for the year. In other words, if you were banking on the market to rise out of the recession it did – but only for 7…

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Are We In Over Our Heads? The US Debt Problem

The preacher said it best, “You cannot serve the Master, and the MasterCard” (“In Debt We Trust”). However, the US as a country, and as individual citizens, have been relying on debt to live day to day. “In the 1980s, households had 70 cents of debt for every dollar they spent in a year. Today…

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A College Student and Infinite Banking

Thanks to Jake D.  for sharing his personal experience with the banking concept. As a college student, creating a financial plan for the future was definitely not on the top of my priority list. I knew I needed money and that I wanted to accumulate it throughout my life, but I figured that process started when I…

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