Market Economy

Survive In A Depression

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For the first time since the 1930s, people everywhere around the world are experiencing a severe economic contraction, a recession which some belief will go into a depression. Everyone’s quality of life is being affected, and will probably continue to be affected, for some time. The big question is, how to survive a depression: what do you need to do to protect your savings, your retiremen...

Ride The Depression Economy Wave

Depression Economy Wave

So say we do have a depression or a really bad recession. History shows that only through massive government spending – in the 1930′s it was WWII coming along, gov’t spending for the war – can we get out of the trough. It’s pretty clear the Prez is spending like crazy. But keep in mind, that some of the expenditures are also investments. Investments in a big way. Investments we’d be w...

Choosing The Best Place to Invest Now

Best Place to Invest

Who wouldn’t love to know exactly what to invest in now? The fact is it’s still a very strange market, and it’s impossible to determine what to invest in based on recent past history. One thing for sure if you don’t want to think only like a long-term investor at this point. The returns may or may not be there. And, the volatility still could come back.  Image: MoneyWise...

Can A Small Investor Still Profit In The Market?

Small Investor

The average investor is at a distinct disadvantage in today’s markets. Large institutional investors, hedge funds, and other large investment houses all have tools available to them which are not available to the average investor. These tools allow them to see what is going on in worldwide markets as well as a trade out of the spotlight of the public market. An individual investor can make mone...

Cash not credit

Cash not credit

For a while there, I started to think that we’d never need to see a paper bill again. We can use debit cards to access our banks, credit cards when we don’t have money in the bank, and just throw those pennies you get for change right onto the street. Well, with this credit crisis, I think it’s time to start putting your cash in your pocket and using it for everything instead of plas...

Locking In Losses Is A Dangerous Myth

Locking In Losses Is A Dangerous Myth

I am really sick and tired of hearing these BS artists on television telling their callers not to sell their mutual funds or stocks because they will “lock in their losses”. The last time I heard this it was from – who else – Carmen Wang Ulrich. This is probably the most stupid scare tactic ever invented to prevent people who don’t want to learn how to invest from taking action. How stu...

Why You Should Invest In A Self Directed Account

Small Investor

When the markets take a nose dive, it makes the financial “advisors” look like they don’t know what they’re doing, because they have been telling people to “stay invested no matter what” – and yet, average investors find themselves treading water, as the increases erode with just a few days massive declines. The problem is that this advice is intended to help everyone except the ind...

5 tips for saving gas

saving gas

Here’s a quick list of five tips to save gas. By using these gas saving tips you can save as much as 20-30%!! With the cost of filling a tank between $50-80, that’s a nice piece of change. 1. NUMBER ONE is DRIVE LESS! This is a no-brainer. Start carpooling to work. Combine trips. Don’t drive around just because you don’t have anything else to do. Get out of the car and onto a bike,...

When Youre Broke Avoid A Roth IRA Withdrawal

Locking In Losses Is A Dangerous Myth

You’ve been saving for retirement, maybe you have been getting a company match; you have also either been adding to a Roth IRA account or recently converted your regular IRA into a Roth to get the tax-free withdrawals in retirement. But now we are having a financial meltdown, and you know you can pull the funds from your Roth without the same penalties as in a 401K or traditional IRA. You need ...

How to Save Water And Cut Your Bills

How to Save Water

When you save water, you save money, but you’re also helping to conserve one of the planet�s most valuable resources. Learning how to save water is simple, and it’s one of the easiest ways to save money. It just takes a little discipline to stop turning on the faucet and just letting the water run. Image:NuEnergy When you aren’t careful about water use, pretty soon hundreds of gallo...