A “Credit Card” as Good as Gold – the CombiBar

I have been moving forward with my gold accumulation plan. My intention is to buy a little gold and/or silver each month to dollar-cost average. I don’t know where the metals are going in the short-term, but I do know I want to hold them for their long-term safety. I want to remind you that this does not mean I think it’s a good idea to hold the metals forever. There will come a time in the future when it is a better investment to move back into paper assets. That time is not exactly looming on the horizon at … Continue reading

Get a Free Copy of Van Tharp’s book “Trading Beyond the Matrix”

I would like to encourage you to start buying physical metals in one form or another or to continue to build up your metal holdings. To that end, I will send you a copy of Dr. Van Tharp’s newest book, Trading Beyond the Matrix, if you make certain purchases from the Hard Assets Alliance or GoldSilver.com through my affiliate links. This offer is good while supplies last (I have 9 books to give away). To get a book, purchase $5000-worth of precious metals from either Hard Assets Alliance or GoldSilver.com through my affiliate links. (Click on their name in the previous sentence). Once you place … Continue reading

How I Made a 200% Return in 14 Months

How I Made 200% Return on my Money in 14 Months  Back in 2012, I invested in a High Yield Investment Program (HYIP) called the Felmina Alliance.  In case you’re not familiar with the term, a HYIP is a program where you send your money to a company and they trade or do something to produce juicy returns such as 1% per day. Sounds great, right? The only problem is that they tend to disappear sooner or later and there’s no way to track them down or get any recourse. There’s also no way to tell when it’s going to … Continue reading

My Retirement Strategy does not Depend on a Ponzi Scheme…Part Deux

I am continuing my discussion about why I intend to trade to generate income for my retirement. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. It’s true that it does take time to trade. This is one of the many considerations Van talks about in his “How to Develop a Winning Trading System” workshop. There are many factors that come into play when choosing a trading system to use. A lot of it has to do with your personality as well as the amount of time you want to spend doing it. There are systems where you only need to spend … Continue reading

My Retirement Strategy does not Depend on a Ponzi Scheme…does yours?

You may be expecting me to tell you what to do to recover from losses in your portfolio or how to protect what you have so that you can maximize your enjoyment during retirement. First of all, I am not licensed to give you recommendations. I can, however, tell you my thoughts about what I want to do to recover from my investment losses so that my portfolio supports me during a long and enjoyable retirement. And second, what I think is right for me may not be right for you. We all need to take control of our assets … Continue reading

A Look at U.S. Real Estate and Cash in the Current Economic Environment

Real Estate   Personally, I’m staying away from real estate in the U.S. I think there’s still a big backlog of real estate that’s either on the market or owned by banks. And there are still a lot of homes being foreclosed on. I’m not selling what I have here, but I’m certainly not looking to buy any more of it.   I am looking in earnest to buy real estate in other countries. I’m all about diversifying internationally. The countries I’m looking at are those with a strong history of property rights…countries where the government won’t take your land … Continue reading

Gold and Silver

Owning gold makes a lot of sense to me. It has been used as money for thousands of years…longer than anything else. It is limited in quantity. The price of it has gone up significantly over the last 12 years. In fact, gold has been up every single year over the last 12 years, which is very unusual for any asset. This would lead us to believe that it’s overdue for a down year. I’m ready for that.   With most physical products, if the price of that product goes up, the company producing it would produce more of it, … Continue reading

Sophia’s Take on the Stock Market in Today’s Economic Climate

Today we’ll take a look at stocks. The stock markets in the United States have done pretty well since 2009 if you use fiat money (e.g. US dollars) as the measuring stick. If you use gold, then it’s a different story. We’re so used to pricing everything in dollars, that we don’t think about the actual valuation of things. If you follow the link below, you’ll see what I mean. When you price the DOW in terms of grams of gold rather than in terms of dollars, it looks a lot different: http://pricedingold.com/dow-jones-industrials/   If you invest in the stock … Continue reading

Sophia’s Take on Annuities in Today’s Economic Climate

The inspiration for Savvy Women Together was to present information in a way that helps you to choose investments that will do well in the current economic environment. So I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at some investments in light of today’s climate. I want to make it clear that I am not an economist or a financial analyst and I am not giving investment advice. I am simply processing the information I am aware of. My intention is to get you thinking and support you in making informed investment choices.   Annuities are something that … Continue reading