As states pass laws to rein in lenders who deal in high-interest, short-term loans, tribes and their online lending ventures are filling the void. The Internet lets them reach beyond the isolated reservations to borrowers across the nation.
Economic woes in Europe and U.S. have undermined market confidence in the dollar and euro, but investors looking for a safe place to store their money have few other currency options.
Hey Freedom's Phoenix! Merry christmas! I'd like to draw your attention to Bitcoins, if you're not already aware of them. They're a distributed currency that is not centrally owned or operated. The system has been in place for three years wRead Letter
It's one thing for $1.2 billion to vanish through a series of complex trades, the phenomenon at bankrupt MF Global. It's something else for a bar of silver stashed in a vault to instantly shrink in size by more than 25%.
But not to worry - the dissenters are on their way out, and Bernanke will have more willing pawns in 2012.
If you have 2 trucks, back them both up!!
Back in December 2006, the US Mint, in yet another power grab over economic life, made it illegal to melt pennies and nickels in addition to exporting large quantities of either.
It's worth revisiting why the memory of hyperinflation has seared itself into the minds of many Germans, and how it's shaping their thinking and the future of the euro itself.
But an interesting thing happened on the way to Holder’s prosecution—the DOJ added “cash-walking” to gun-walking and now, someone has to explain how the D.E.A. laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for the Mexican cartel.
A Utah man who wants to pay his taxes with silver coins has been rebuffed by state and county officials who claim it's impractical to accept the precious metals despite a state law making them legal tender.
Gold & silver get all the press, but copper is up as well.An old penny it worth more than double it's face value. But you can't melt down pennies,...YET.
The central government's efforts to control inflation over the past year have restricted bank credit, driving up the demand for underground loans,...private loans that have interest rates as high as 60%.
The U.S. Congress is currently considering a bill (HR 2977 “Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act” also called the COIN Act; not to be confused with HR 2635 “Cutting Out Inefficient and Needless Spending Act” or COINS Act) that
The U.S. Mint's top supplier began as a mom and pop coin shop
The original version of the bill required that anyone selling second-hand goods make a detailed recording of any cash transaction. But somewhere along the way, that bill was amended, and the final version bans cash transactions
People sign up online and get access to a database that is kind of like a members-only Craigslist. One unit of TEM [Local Alternative Unit] is equal in value to one euro, and it can be used to exchange good and services.
If you're gonna drive off the cliff, you might as well hit the gas.
The AMERICAN DREAM is a 30 minute animated film that shows you how you've been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system. All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther a
Fighting back against ObamAmerica's anti-wealth policies? Every little bit helps and this might help you and your friends find some extra cash. It's true! Lat year I pocketed about $500 extra cash just by checking the change I got every day!
Britain's economic prospects are deteriorating so swiftly that the Bank of England on Wednesday signaled it was on the verge of pumping in more money to support growth, potentially as soon as October.
Startling candor coming from a Fed member beginning at the 3:25 mark of this video.
Article from the June 2006 International Speculator
The "importer of last resort based on credit" scheme is unraveling, as the U.S. allowed its own production capacity to be hollowed out and replaced by ever-higher and more burdensome credit-based consumption.
The cost of a weak country leaving the Euro is significant. Consequences include sovereign default, corporate default, collapse of the banking system and collapse of international trade.
This MSNBC interview is Homeland Security propaganda.
"You don't have that much risk of terrorism through a (bank) debit card," he said in an interview. "There's a problem with a prepaid card because it can begin with cash — the trail is broken, and you can't track where the money came from."
Jill Rose, chief of the criminal division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, N.C., told Coin World Aug. 24 that the Liberty Dollar medallions are confiscatable as contraband regardless if they are being exhibited for educational purposes on
The first recorded word for ‘freedom’ in any human language is the Sumerian amargi, a word for debt-freedom, and by extension freedom more generally, which literally means ‘return to mother,’ since when they declared a clean slate, all...
But Stansberry is even more bearish on the U.S., predicting the dollar will lose its reserve status and the Treasury "bubble" will burst. "There's a huge storm brewing," he says. "Everyone with any sense is leaving the [Treasury] market, including...
Switzerland, the nation that hasn’t gone to war with a foreign power since Napoleon, is reluctantly debating a generational taboo: ceding monetary independence to win a battle over its runaway currency.