Floating-rate funds are positioned to profit as unsustainably low interest rates start to rise.
In a renewed commitment to finally learn Spanish, one of my colleagues spent quite a bit of time this week awkwardly saying, "Qué es eso?" into the headset Rosetta Stone provides with its language learning programs. Translation: "What's that
An offshore trust offers the best asset and wealth protection available on the planet.
Trillions of dollars of debt, a bond bubble on the verge of bursting and economic distortions that make it difficult for investors to know what is going on behind the curtain.
The Internal Revenue Service's turnabout regarding Lois Lerner's missing emails offers insight into how we know when to trust or not.
The American Legion sponsored a carnival every summer when I was a young lad. My dad was a legionnaire, so each year I had a job. Beginning at age 12, I hauled soft drinks and food to the various concession booths well into the night, which probably
Questionable data send mixed signals about the health of the economy.
Learn the real toll car depreciation takes on your net worth.
Never in my life have I seen a round of applause like this one? and at an event normally composed of conservative, introspective investors to boot. But most surprising of all - and I must admit in my bias here they were applauding a lawyer. A defens
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There are only a handful of ways to protect your investment portfolio, and proper diversification is chief among them. No matter how well you do your due diligence on a single investment or how disciplined you are at executing trades, if your portfol
Jeff Clark explains the seven reasons why it's time to buy silver today.
Jeff Clark explains to skeptics why international diversification is so important.
The new book titled #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso—reformed petty thief and CEO of a $100 million online clothing store—is the latest "live and work as I do if you want to succeed" book from a string of brand-building female executives. Facebook COO She
My youngest son, who is now in his 50s, asked me what it felt like when all the children left the nest. I thought for a moment and said:
A severe economic and/or political crisis can sneak up on you before you know it.
To paraphrase Scottish novelist Andrew Lang, some people use statistics like a drunk uses lampposts—for support rather than illumination. Numbers can be twisted and abused to support false claims, and even correct data is sometimes misinterpreted.
There is only one company's stock we're willing to recommend in the platinum-palladium space.
My grandmother refused to share the heart-wrenching details until I was in the Marine Corps. I'd heard bits and pieces about my ne'er-do-well father but didn't fully grasp the devastation he'd left behind until Grandmother spilled the story with tear
The Fed is quietly using a new tool to drain liquidity from the economy… and to build itself a huge stash of cash
Our economy is still in the high-danger zone.
There really was no sure way to legally escape the suffocating grip of the US government besides death and renouncing your US citizenship… until recently.
We'd all been waiting for the big day, but the chapel the ceremony took place in was very small—just a room with Christian symbols and a few chairs. My wife Jo's father was waiting for us in his hospital bed, grinning from ear to ear. Despite the fee
With few exceptions, state and local pension funds are woefully underfunded. Five heavily populated states—California, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, and Texas—collectively lack $431.5 billion; money that won't be paid out to hopeful pensioners.
“I don’t know what to do,” said my good friend Rob after inviting my wife Jo and me to dinner for the third time in two weeks. “I know I should do something. Every time I think about it, it scares the hell out of me! Maybe I should just hide everythi
Coal is back in the headlines… but how informed are you about this baseload power source?
The PGM market is teetering on the edge of a serious supply crunch—more than enough reason to diversify into these “other” precious metals now.
An eye-opening discussion with the CEO of one of our favorite companies
My wife Jo and I live in Central Florida, and having ridden out a few hurricanes in our lives, we’re as well prepared as we can be for emergencies. We have, among other things, a generator, food, batteries, candles, and a water purification kit.
Right now you can buy into one of the richest gold discoveries in recorded history, at a discount