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Is Social Security Running Out?

You pay into it your whole career and expect to get paid when you retire. The unfortunate truth is that Social Security is running out; it’s already cashflow negative, and the program’s giant trust funds are starting to deplete their cash reserves. It’s not as if this is some new revelation. Economists have known for…

Silver is Moving: What’s Your Move

While stocks may still be the norm for diversifying an investment portfolio, one precious metal is quietly bubbling and about to disrupt the market. With regards to the precious metals market, nothing stands out quite like silver. It can be found in a variety of forms, including silver bars, silver bullion, and silver coins, making…

Is Investing in Silver Bullion the Opportunity of a Decade?

It’s a natural reaction for any savvy investor to question if a particular asset is worthy of investment or not and when the potential investment involves a small market, the skepticism is understandable. However, some assets, regardless of the market size, make a compelling case for a reasonable investment and, in this instance, this is…

How to Hedge Against Inflation With Gold

With rising inflation being a new corrosive force gradually eating away at the nominal value of savings and investments around the world, and perhaps being the single biggest threat for millions of people who have been steered in the direction of “conservative assets,” gold has found its way back on the radar for anyone looking…

The Best Ways to Invest in Gold

For thousands of years, gold has been the benchmark of value and still remains the same today. In fact, with the price of gold generally shooting up during times of economic uncertainty, many investors seek out the headline-grabbing investment as a hedge against inflation. There are several ways to own gold and protect your investment.…

A Review of the U.S. Financial Report and What Happens Next

Right around the middle of February of each year, the U.S. Department of Treasury releases the Financial Report from the U.S. Government, an annual report of the federal government’s financial condition. It looks a lot like the annual report you would expect to see from a company such as Apple, Google, or Facebook except that,…

Numismatics or Bullion Coins: How to Minimize Your Risk

Coin collecting is a hobby millions of people enjoy every day. There’s the innocent kind, like collecting pennies. When gold and silver coins are “collected,” the price of investing goes way up, as do the risks. Very old precious coins with high historic and collectible appeal are called numismatics. These are coins where the historic…

Why Now Is the Best Time to Invest in Precious Metals

Precious metals are a great investment since they serve as a hedge against the effects of inflation. In simple terms, investing in precious metals—especially silver and gold—can be seen as taking out insurance on your money. There is good reason to believe that inflation will accelerate in the future because central banks around the world…

The United States Is Going Broke

There’s no easy to way to put it, but the United States is going broke. Yes, you read that correctly. This is not hyperbole meant to frighten readers about the current U.S. financial situation, but merely a principled assessment based on the numbers. For those of you who keep a watchful eye on the U.S.…