Ep 183_Summer Report

Wow, summer is over. I’m back home and had a very productive summer vacation.  Today is simply a report of what we did and my unique perspective on vacation homes. In short,  We worked the whole time. Improvements included a new roof, ridge vent, window well, electrical outlets, switch and outlet plates installed, refinished closets, […]

Ep 177_Investors Ripping Gold

Ep 177_Investors Ripping Gold Money Gurus “rip” gold. Don’t listen if you’re in it long-term 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. http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/04/16/gold-price-outlook/ http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/16/business/opinion-gold-price-investment/ http://buzz.money.cnn.com/2013/04/10/wall-street-sours-on-gold/ http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/15/business/gold-sharpest-tumble-thirty-years/ http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/15/investing/soros-gold/index.html http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/10/pf/investing/investing_in_gold.moneymag/index.htm http://buzz.money.cnn.com/2013/04/12/gold-plunges/    Send article as PDF   

Ep 176_Finance and Week In Review

Ep 176_Finance and Week In Review   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 […]

Bad timing? Investors yanked $1.1 billion from stocks

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Ep 160_The Thousand Challenge for 2013

The Thousand Challenge for 2013 In 2013, I challenge you to 1000.  In many of your decisions, I want you to consider and factor in the number one thousand.  Why? Because it’s a magical number that can help you unlock your potential as a prepper, D-I-Yer, and a homesteader.  The following is a list of […]

Question About Where to Get the Pure Silver Miraculous Medal

A listener to my dad’s “Engineer Ray” podcast wanted information about where to get the pure silver rounds that are also miraculous medals. Lane, it turns out my dad purchased them through Caritas, but that Caritas purchases them from a supplier. I went to Caritas’ website, but couldn’t find the store page.  Maybe you’ll have […]

Ep 135: From the Desk of Engineer Ray (My Dad)

It’s been about a hundred days since I last talked to you… Since then, the government spent an additional 300 billion dollars (conservatively) with no end in sight. They broke all the laws in passing the Obamacare plan into law, and the Supreme Court let them get away with it. Unemployment is much worse than […]

Ep 134: The Prepper’s Guide to Building Wealth.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 (I’m publishing Saturday’s episode a few days early) I recently reviewed an article by Money Magazine which discussed many ways to build wealth.  I mentioned to my audience that I should do a follow-up on that article discussing wealth building from a prepper’s perspective, so that’s what we’re doing today. I […]

Ep 132: Review of Money Magazine’s 101 Ways to Build Wealth

I am not one for touting the purchase of magazines, but I think that the July 2012 issue of Money Magazine is really good. I will be focused primarily on their article on 101 “Ways to Build Wealth,” but there’s much more here. The article is broken down into sections. The first section “Basic Rules […]

Ep 131: Financial Perspective: Advisers Can Give Bad Advice

Ep 131_ Financial Perspective_ Advis In my last podcast, I alluded to the fact that I would be talking about money in an upcoming podcast.  I mentioned that investment advisers (liar for hire) always tell their clients that you need to have and keep your money in the market (stock) over your entire life, because […]

Ep 130: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Ep 130_What I Did On My Summer Vacat No, this isn’t an assignment I want you to write about.  It’s a theme I will write and talk about. Yes, I got a TON done on the vacation/bugout home ______________________________________________ From the July 23rd post: Hey guys, Just wanted to give you an update on the […]

July 23rd 2012: Update on the Bugout House

Hey guys,   Just wanted to give you an update on the Vacation/Bugout House.  Wow…what a summer.  Full of ups…and downs.  I can’t believe all I’ve gotten done on the vacation house, but it hasn’t been without its setbacks. Since last I left you, I was filling dumpsters with trash and finishing-up the master bath. […]

Ep 129_The Real Cost of Owning Vs Renting a Home

Ep 129_The Real Cost of Owning Vs Re Today I discuss why buying a home is infinitely more advantageous than renting, all things being equal. Positives of home ownership: equity capital appreciation tax advantages control   Positives to renting: no upkeep you’re free but poor rent builds nothing   Example: $ 100,000 house @ 4% […]

July 14th Dispatch. Keep the Faith

I am so VERY sorry my podcasts, updates, and site maintenance have been so infrequent lately. The reason, however, is solid.  I don’t have internet access at my home while construction/renovation continues.  What little I do have is on my iphone–hence, the typos and real lack of being able to do much.   But I’m […]

Ep 118: What is Bilderberg?

And more importantly, why should I care?  When the leaders of the free world (in many different disciplines)come together to discuss and attempt to solve the world’s problems outside the view of an independent press, we should all be concerned.  Transparency is important. If nothing dangerous is being discussed, why the privacy, army of secret […]

Ep 107: Interview With Bob Mayne

On today’s podcast, I interview Bob Mayne:  creator of Today’s Survival Show and Handgun World Podcasts.  Bob discusses many aspects of modern survival, including food, finances, community relations, self-defense, guns rights and freedom. Bob Mayne is many things, but at heart, he is a patriotic American with a passion for gun rights, individual freedoms and […]

Ep 103: Private Vault Heist

Ep 103_Private Vault Heist A private vault company was robbed here in Las Vegas this week. Here’s where it gets interesting. The company has no records of who you are. They don’t know and don’t want to know who you are. Your account is anonymous and you use your retina (eye) to enter the place. […]

Ep 101: Costco Auto Buying Program Review

Ep 101_Costco Auto Buying Program Re Why Costco?  If you hate haggling, this programs cuts to the chase and give you a number below what most people haggle for.  Our vehicle was listed offered for 500 below dealer invoice.  We also got another 500 in incentives and zero percent financing.  We wound up about five […]

Ep 099: Six Bad Additions.

Ep 099_Six Bad Additions   By Dana Dratch | Bankrate.com – Fri, Apr 13, 2012 3:08 AM Six bad additions were offered by this article.  I take serious issue with one on this list.  Today I discuss the six on this list and offer my insights. Home office remodel Nationally, homeowners spent an average of […]

Ep 094: Setting Up Projects for Effective Time Management

Ep 094_Project Management Project Management is incredibly important when you don’t have a lot of time to work on your house. Set up trades to be there when you are and get them to work at the same time without being on top of each other. That allows for good project management. To improve efficiency, […]