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Investment

Can You, Too, Become an Investing Genius?

“I guarantee to make you an investment genius in six months. Send me $199, and I will reveal my secret.” Of course, I am not serious. Please don’t send me money. Please don’t send any, either, to other self-proclaimed “experts” who are serious about scamming you with...

Seller Financing: A Real Estate Option From The Past May Be Back

Today’s rising real estate prices and interest rates have sparked memories for me of the 1980s, when I made my living as a real estate broker. Those were the days of 12% mortgages, which put home ownership out of the reach of many. Seller financing, where the seller...

Predictions of US Dollar’s Demise Did Not Come True

At the height of the pandemic recession, a June 22, 2020, headline in The Capitalist.com caught my eye: “Dollar Will Plunge 35%, Lose Status As World Reserve Currency.” The article opened with, “The US dollar is on the verge of a 35% collapse. It could also lose its...

Are We In a Recession? Look to Trustworthy Data for the Answer

When it comes to the economy, the idea of “fake news” is nothing new. We’ve often had a segment of the population believing the US government is intentionally lying. In the early 2000’s, economist Paul Krugman used the term “inflation truthers” to describe...

Is Gold The Answer? First, What Is The Question?

I’ve noticed recently that news and commentary programs are being inundated by ads with dire warnings of the imminent collapse of the US economy and the dollar. “Are you worried about the value of the dollar? Protect your wealth and safeguard your financial...