When others say sell…remember–the underlying commodity is ON SALE!!!!
Today’s show discusses precious metals and why they may still be a good investment.
Wow. Americans ARE that stupid…or maybe it’s just CNN trying to paint all Americans as stupid and fulfill their dream of a dumbed-down America. I will discuss the stupidity of some of our fellow Americans and what they intend to spend their refunds on.
Then, I’ll tackle the Week in Review via my twitter
From getting a Tibetan terrier puppy to saving for an engagement ring, here’s how six people plan to spend their tax refunds this year
After seven years of amusing audiences in the Dallas area, comedian Laura Bartlett is ready to take her four-woman stand-up troupe, the “Four Funny Females,” to the next level.
She plans to use her expected $2,500 tax refund to help her stage her biggest show ever: A night at the 1,800-seat Wagner Noel theater in Midland, Texas, 350 miles away.
As the show’s producer, she’s putting up all of the roughly $10,000 budget, which includes advertising, travel and other costs.
She hopes they can fill the theater, which is about 3 times the size of their usual performance spot. “I could (make a profit), but it’s a risk,” she said. “We’re known in Dallas, but to take it on the road for the first time, it’s a gamble.”
Lisa Fine and her fiancé Josh Valinsky are using their tax refunds to get a dog.
The couple fell in love with Tibetan terriers during a trip to the Westminster Dog Show in New York.
“When we both found out we were getting refunds that was kind of the extra push,” Fine said. “We decided we have the extra money, let’s get a dog.”
So the Vermont residents used part of their $2,500 in combined refund money to put a deposit down for a Tibetan terrier puppy from a Connecticut breeder. The refund will also cover immunizations and supplies for the new puppy, which they expect to bring home in May or June.
saving for an engagement ring
When Dave Payne got his $120 tax refund, he promptly socked it away.
The Tarpon Springs, Fla. resident said the cash will go towards an engagement ring for his girlfriend — who happens to be an accountant.
“I have a savings account that is dedicated to saving for the ring,” he said. “It’s kind of appropriate since she helped me get the refund that it be used for that.”
Paying Student Loan
While Jessica Ann Samson would love to spend her $1,200 refund on travel — her goal is to visit every continent before she turns 30. But the recent graduate of New York University has decided to put it toward her student loan debt instead.
“I think the faster I don’t have that thought in the back of my head (about my student loan debt), the more at peace I’ll be,” she said.
Professional artist Deb Keirce plans to use her family’s tax refund to support her fellow artists and buy a new piece of art.
The fine art she has purchased in the past has always grown in value so Keirce sees it as a good investment. With her husband, she expects to receive a few thousand dollars back from the federal government.
“We have three kids who are college-aged,” the Virginia resident said. “We don’t have extra income to have fun things to do with usually.”
For Erika Searl, deciding how to spend her expected $3,500 tax refund was easy.
“I spend it on my dogs every year,” said Searl, a New York City resident. “I love my girls. We do everything together.”
She plans to spend the cash on teeth cleanings for her two dogs, Cubby and Ginger, and to help pay for their upcoming trips to a dog camp in upstate New York and a friend’s “dog wedding” in Connecticut.
10 Benefits of Freeze Dried Food
It seems that nowadays, everything takes its toll on the nation’s food supply. From climate change, natural disasters to emergency situations… these things can all hinder your ability to shop for food the way you usually would. Having a long term food storage supply could mean the difference between making it through the crisis in good health, and passing away from starvation.
10 Benefits of Using Freeze Dried Foods for Food Storage Plans
No matter what your purpose is for starting your food storage plan, you need to ensure that you have enough food to feed your entire family, if a disaster strikes. Here are 10 advantages to adding freeze dried food to your food storage plan:
- Fantastic Flavors
Freeze dried entrees are prepared by gourmet chefs. This means that the foods are prepared using amazing recipes and only high-quality ingredients. The freeze drying process essentially freezes the flavors in place, retaining the original natural flavors.
- Looks Fresh
When food is freeze-dried, the process also freezes the original texture and shape in place. These foods never shrivel or shrink during processing. Using low temperatures to remove moisture helps to keep the food fibers and moisture channels intact.
- Good Nutritional Value
Foods that are flash frozen retain their nutritional value, including the original amount of minerals and vitamins. This is because, unlike processed foods, they are flash frozen using low temperatures, which doesn’t strip the foods of nutrients.
- Shelf Life
Even when stored at room temperature, most of these foods have a shelf life of more than 25 years. There’s no need to rotate these foods, because there’s no need to worry about them spoiling for more than two decades. No one knows exactly when a disaster will strike. Therefore, having foods that last for 25+ years will help you stand the test of time.
- Cost Efficient
There are extra costs associated with investing in freeze dried foods. However, when you factor in the long shelf life, these foods are very cost efficient. You’ll no longer need to restock your food storage regularly, which could save you a bundle in the long-run.
- Easy Preparation
Before being freeze dried, the foods are prepared and trimmed down to serving sizes. They’re then individually wrapped to avoid waste and leftovers. All you have to do is open a packet, add some boiling (or very hot) water, and eat away.
Do you know that the majority of the weight in food is caused by moisture? That’s why these foods are so lightweight, making them easy to tote around during a trip or emergency evacuation. Removing the moisture makes freeze dried food weigh substantially less than canned or fresh food.
- Less Storage Space
These foods are condensed, before being vacuum sealed in high-quality Mylar bags. Even in bulk, meal packages take up much less space than other types of foods, such as canned goods.
- Convenient to Carry
Because of the lightweight and condensed packaging, freeze dried food packages are very convenient to carry. They fit in the back seat or trunk of your car. Long-term food storage packages come in one big box, making it convenient to grab your goods and run.
- Financial Emergencies
Food storage isn’t just for natural disasters and man-made catastrophes. There are times when a financial crisis may hit, causing you to have to cut back on the way you usually shop for groceries. Having an emergency supply of freeze-dried foods will ensure that your family eats healthy meals until you’re able to get back on your feet.
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The EU moves to steal 10 percent of Cyprus residents’ savings in a bailout agreement. A precedent is being set. If these crooks get away with it, how long until that happens in your country?
Why isn’t the president concerned about our debt?
Could it be because he thinks he can come in and steal our hard-earned savings to continue his welfare state that takes from those who work to give to those who don’t?
Folks, you have NO IDEA how big this story is. I will be putting out a show on this in the near future, but this is historic.
- Buy precious metals.
- Keep cash on hand
- Pay off debts
- Buy Guns
- Buy Food
- Buy ammo
- Leave little money in the bank
- Plant a garden
- Plant fruit trees
- Raise protein
Congressmen give bonuses to their office workers in a time of financial crisis. OMG!
He comments on the fact that households need to live within budgets but our governments don’t. Really?
What a tool…
“We are spending money we don’t have,” Mr. Bloomberg explained. “It’s not like your household. In your household, people are saying, ‘Oh, you can’t spend money you don’t have.’ That is true for your household because nobody is going to lend you an infinite amount of money. When it comes to the United States federal government, people do seem willing to lend us an infinite amount of money. … Our debt is so big and so many people own it that it’s preposterous to think that they would stop selling us more. It’s the old story: If you owe the bank $50,000, you got a problem. If you owe the bank $50 million, they got a problem. And that’s a problem for the lenders. They can’t stop lending us more money.
Gee, the president hasn’t seemed very worried about the budget as he and his wife jet away to separate vacations at the taxpayer’s expense.
How was the golfing with Tiger Woods, Mr. President, and how many millions did THAT waste?
What about jetting to Les Vegas to give a half -hour speech at a school and flying all the way back to DC on OUR DIME?
We need to cut the waste. Your scare tactics are insulting.
Spend less money, you spending-addicted, elitist buffoon.
Best line from the article:
“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” — Calvin Coolidge
USPS to stop delivering mail on weekends.
Good: save money, streamline, and modernize. I have to admit, though, of all the govt agencies…I probably like these guys the best except for the armed services.
Truth be told: most government agencies don’t even work Mon-Fri (even though they get paid like it).
Things in Argentina are getting bad. The president just froze grocery market food prices for two months. Still don’t think it can happen here?
A military couple is doing well in the real estate market and will have an amazing revenue stream to retire early…but the “financial gurus” rip them in a Money article because they’re avoiding stocks (because they need them in the market so they can dump those overpriced stocks on the “regular” people). Congrats to the family for having a plan and building wealth. Tell the mainstream finance people to go pound salt!!!
US Economy Shrinks in Latest Quarter.
RESPOSNE from Economist: We act like Europe…we get an economy like Europe.