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Career Choice

What might be an excellent career choice for the next few decades? Let’s assume that you are young, perhaps in your twenties, and are looking for a viable option for sustaining yourself and your loved ones. Alternatively, you are open…

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Reverse Mortgage

Might a reverse mortgage be an optimific option for you? Let’s assume that you are 62 or older and own your own home.  Either it’s a single-family home that is your primary residence or your primary residence is one unit…

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The Best Place to Live

What’s likely to be the best place to live in the U.S. for the coming decades? I don’t know. I not only probably do not know you, but also it depends how a number of relevant factors unfold in the…

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After the Party

How will you and your loved ones live after the party? It’s astounding that many people still don’t seem to realize that the party will soon end. In James Howard Kunstler’s The Long Emergency he not only gives a clear-headed…

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Cash Flows

Investing for cash flows is better than investing for capital gains. This may be especially important for the average investor during these difficult financial times. All authorities seem to agree with Robert Kiyosaki’s statement that “we are entering a long…

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Silver

Silver may be the best investment right now (early 2012) for the average investor. If it’s not, I don’t know what is. Why?  What’s so good about it?  Why consider buying it now? The fundamental fact about this world is that nothing…

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Price-Rent Ratio

Why consider the price-rent ratio? You need shelter. Either you rent a place to live or buy a place to live. Let’s suppose that you understand that the real estate bubble for housing in the U.S. burst in 2007 and…

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Sound Money

Is the U.S. dollar sound money or not? If it is, what makes it sound? Will it continue to be sound? If it isn’t, what should we as individuals do? Ultimately, money is an idea. That being said, my purpose…

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Global Economic Collapse

Are you prepared to survive a global economic collapse? For various reasons that I have begun to articulate in some posts in the “financial well-being” category of this site, I predict there will be a worldwide financial crisis soon, perhaps…

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Stealth Tax

Inflation functions as a stealth tax. This does not necessarily mean that it is part of a conspiracy of the rich to rob the poor. Some authorities believe that, but it’s not necessary to believe it. What’s important is noticing…

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