Financial attacks are always unexpected — especially when they come from your government. Desperate governments always prey on those with assets easy to lose. The last thing you want is to be forced to scramble for last-minute, quick-fix solutions. By then, it’s too late. Your cash is gone.
For many American adults, the concept of retirement is scary. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take — right now — to help weather the storm and live as comfortably as possible during your retirement years. It’s a very basic, three-step plan.
This essay, written by Frank Shostak, was originally published at Mises.org. Most commentators are of the view that the massive monetary pumping of the Fed during 2008 prevented a major economic disaster. The yearly rate of growth of the Fed’s balance sheet jumped from 3.9 percent in January 2008 to 150.9 percent by December of […]
Let’s take a quick trip through some key parts of the tax code to learn ways to increase your after-tax returns from mutual funds. Of course, what we’re going to discuss in this visit applies to mutual funds held in taxable accounts, not to funds held in qualified retirement plans.
On the surface, the economic atmosphere of the U.S. has appeared rather calm and uneventful. Stocks are up, employment isn’t great but jobs aren’t collapsing into the void (at least not openly), and the U.S. dollar seems to be going strong. Peel away the thin veneer, however, and a different financial horror show is revealed.
The U.S. economy is a house of cards. Every aspect of it is fraudulent, and the illusion of recovery is created with fraudulent statistics. American capitalism itself is an illusion. All financial markets are rigged. Massive liquidity poured into financial markets by the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing inflates stock and bond prices and drives interest […]
The “monetary cranks” and “ignorant zealots” of old are back preaching salvation if only we had more inflation. Writing for the Ludwig von Mises Institute, economist Frank Hollenbeck explains why the Keynesian understanding of inflation is terribly flawed.
The cultism surrounding the U.S. economy and the U.S. dollar is truly mind boggling, and by “cultism” I mean a blind faith in the fiat currency mechanism that goes beyond all logic, reason and evidence.
Today is the Federal Reserve’s 100th birthday. It’s likely to slip by with little fanfare, though it should be a day that lives in infamy. It’s more destructive than Pearl Harbor. In fact, it made Pearl Harbor — and all wars in the past two centuries — possible.
Hello Mr. Livingston,
We’ve been reading your newsletter for quite some time now. I have a question. What do I do with $150,000 dollars in the bank? I believe everything you are saying is about to happen and we are worried about losing our hard earned retirement savings. Please advise.
Thank you and God Bless,