Tag Archives: inflation

Episode-1306- John Pugliano on the Inflation’s Damage

John Pugliano of Investable Wealth

John Pugliano is a self taught investor with over 25 years of investment experience. Recently he founded Investable Wealth, LLC to offer independent advice and money management based on his stock trading philosophy and methods. John has served in the military and worked for several large corporations.

He is the father of six. John and his wife Cheryl live happily and debt free in Utah. John spent 20 years in corporate America as an industrial products business development salesman. More importantly for past 25+ years he has taught myself to invest in the stock market and today has a net worth in excess of 1 million dollars.

He is now a licensed financial adviser and owner of an investment advisory firm. Like myself, John has had an extremely low opinion of the financial adviser industry- which is one reason why he has started his own firm.

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Also remember we have an expert council you can address your calls to. If you do this you should email me right after your call at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with expert council call in the subject line. In the body of your email tell me that you just called in a question for the council and what number you called in from. I will then give the call priority when I screen calls.

Our Expert Council is Made Up of…

Join the MSB Today

Join the MSB Today

Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

 

Episode-869- The Real State of the Economy – Right Where I Said it Would Be in 2009

Today the Dow is once again nearing all time highs, the spin machine tells us that unemployment is dropping and the economy is really picking up steam, Mike Gasior would call it a “wonderful fiction”.  So what do I think, I think we are right where I said we would be back in early 2009, on our way to the glorious false recovery.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

  • A quick listen of some of my statements from 3-9-09
  • The unspoken reality of current silver and gold prices
    • The price of one share of the Dow in silver and gold
    • The price of a 150,000 dollar home in silver and gold
    • The value of a dollar in silver and gold
    • The value of four 1964 quarters
    • Buying a house with 2012 vs. 1964 quarters
  • More cities talk about bankruptcy like Stockton, CA and Providence, RI
  • What happens when “someone pulls the thread”
  • What will people do when the system fails
  • Does anybody win when the system fails
  • Is there a way out, does it hurt us even more if it happens

Resources for Today’s Show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-863- Chris Duane on Constitional Silver

US Silver Coin is "Constitutional Silver"

US Silver Coin is "Constitutional Silver"

Chris Duane is an interesting guy, he is the founder of The Sons of Liberty Academy and The Greatest Truth Never Told and runs a blog called Don’t-Tread-on.Me all dedicated to educating people about our flawed monetary system.  How he got to that point is the more interesting part of the story to me though.

Chris’ family had 7 car dealerships in New Jersey, Salerno Duane Auto Group so he was doing quite well in corporate America.  However in 2005 he sold his house at the top of NJ’s housing bubble went all in on gold, silver and oil. Then in 2007 he was offered the opportunity to join the board of Heritage Community Bank but turned it down and told all of the partners “they were nuts to be starting a bank in the current cycle”.

So in 2008 he sold everything and walked away from his inheritance to get out of the area ironically just three months before the car business imploded. Later in 2009 he began helping people to do foreclosure investing but later quit doing that in 2011 focus full time on the dollar collapse.

His first action in warning about the pending dollar collapse was the foundation of The Sons of Liberty Academy to help people learn what he had uncovered in the past 6 years of study and real life application of his principles.  He later founded the blog Dont-Tread-On.Me to bring attention to the Academy.  Chris is now consulting with the Silver Shield Report and putting out an updated version of the Academy called the Greatest Truth Never Told.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Chris Duane’s Links

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

 

 

Episode-661- The Future for Silver as an Investment

Silver is up, now it is down, record high, another record high, drops, now to the moon, then a massive drop, a minor recovery.  So what in the world is going on with the “white medal” the little sister of gold?  Today I will try to get past the hype, dig deeper into the reality and the reasons we hold metals like gold and silver in physical holdings in the first place along with answering a few of your emailed in questions along the way.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • A little price history about silver
  • The concept of a floor
  • Silver’s relationship to gold
  • If silver goes to 25 dollars it is actually “down”
  • What is a moving average and what it tells us as
  • Where does silver go next
  • George Soros is selling metal, what does that mean
  • Was the silver margin increase a conspiracy
  • What a naysayer has to say about silver
  • Evaluation of profit, loss and perceived loss

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-572- Economic Fear vs. Common Sense Reality

So today’s show is drawing from a large volume of emails about financial and economic issues based on a request I made for such materiel this week on facebook.    I decided to do today’s show due to a excess of false fear I am seeing in the market right now.  Tune in today to learn why as I put it, “yes Rome is burning but no the sky isn’t falling”

Tune in today to hear…

  • Gold is always THE answer but it is often an answer
  • Understand you don’t have to sell all of anything, you can liquidate half
  • Stop being afraid to hold onto some cash
  • Why yes you should pay off debt and no inflation won’t help YOUR debt
  • What is going on with this JP Morgan, Max Keizer silver short thing
  • If no wealthy people put all assets in one class, why should we, why should our nation
  • What is a TIPs
  • What does it mean when people take a negative interest rate on a TIPs
  • How should we view real estate for us as individuals
  • My case to you as a fellow share holder for the restructuring of USA Inc.

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air

Episode-538- A New Understanding of Money – Part One

My hope today is to help you understand money from as many new perspectives as possible.  If you think about it nothing in general has a greater effect on the lives of most Americans than money.  Money is why we work, how we provide our housing and food, how we are taxed and how our class structure is defined.  We can deny this if we choose to but a family with a gross income of 100,000 dollars a year lives a much more comfortable life than one with a gross income of say 25,000  a year.

Yet if you ask most people, “what is money” they really have no idea.  Now if you are going to answer that question with something like, “gold and silver” you really don’t have the answer either.  Money is far deeper than to try to simply define it with a group of commodities.  I promise you that no matter what you think about money from its constitional basis, national purpose or method of creation that today’s show will expand your horizons.  It may also challenge you.

As always, I reserve the right to be wrong and that includes today, but I have spent more effort on gaining a new perspective on this issue than any other in the past year.  So tune in with an open mind today and when you feel challenged really think about what I have to say, examine and re examine it but please don’t dismiss anything due to political allegiance or personal bias, that is all I ask.

Join me today to discuss…

  • How money is created today in the US
    • The birth of dollars
    • The dollars have children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and so on
    • Buying nothing, with nothing and creating something
  • How does money derive worth
    • Inflation
    • Deflation
    • Monetary Velocity
  • Vanishing dollars
    • Paying off debt eliminates money
    • Defaults on debt eliminate money
    • The shrinking M3 Supply – how is it possible
  • The Monetary Systems Traps
    • Total debt is always bigger than total supply
    • Elimination of debt contracts the money supply
  • The income tax exists to service the debt not primary spending
    • New Federal Debt in 2009 was 1.1 Trillion
    • The expense of interest alone in 2009 was 383 Billion
    • Personal Income Tax Receipts in 2009 where 1.21 Trillion
    • We spent 1.48 Trillion to service debt in 2009 about 200 Billion more than income tax receipts

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-526- Controlling Economic Fear and Moving Forward

Last night I spent over two hours with some great folks on a PalTalk session in the Gold and Silver chat room discussing hyperinflation and prepping in general.  These were great people but I think a lot were surprised that my recommendation wasn’t just buy lots of precious metals and yes soon the sky is going to fall.  My view is there is a tremendous amount of fear in the market that sells gold and silver and that is part of the issue.  Yet the problem is bigger, advice flies around the alternative space like…

  • Clean out your 401K now, penalties be damned
  • Sell every stock you own now the market is going to crash in 5 days
  • Put 100% of your money into gold it is the only safe place
  • Just get a gun and you can take what ever you need
  • Screw it stay in debt when TSHTF no one will be around to collect it
  • “They” are going to destroy everything anyway

In the end we must understand that there is really no “they” there is only us, now us is a big group and we know many of us are idiots and many are greedy but many are also good people.  In the end though it is still us, nothing more and nothing less.  We will take the course most of us choose, that course looks really bad right now but it doesn’t mean the good people give up, stop building their own lives, etc.

Join me today as I discuss…

  • Exactly what is inflation vs. simple money devaluation
  • What makes inflation “hyper inflation”
  • What is deflation and why it can and still does happen
  • What gold, silver, etc can and can not do for you
  • Why you need some cash
  • Weimar vs. Russian and Argentinian Hyperinflation
  • Keep in your mind the 5 things we really need
    • Food
    • Water
    • Shelter
    • Energy
    • Security
  • Why land is really your best investment
  • Why an defeatist attitude is poison to your life
  • The attitude you must have going into the next shift
  • Why in the end it all comes down to you

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-488- Listener Feedback for 8-9-10

Well it is Monday and time for another round of your questions, feedback and commentary. Today we discuss GMO crops that have “escaped”, buying property, the actions of a soon to be lame duck congress, concealed carry and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Portable solar power options
  • Concealed carry for the 1911
  • What is velocity of money, what drives it
  • Best surface water, river, pond or both
  • South facing or north facing slopes for BOL
  • Refinancing a mortgage (pay down or remain steady)
  • Lessons from an ATM outage and two water shortages
  • What might we see as far as gun legislation from a lame duck congress
  • What do we learn from the “escape” of GMO canola

Resources from Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-431- Listener Feedback 5-10-10

I am back from my mini vacation down to Llano with Ron Hood’s gang with a new episode that will feature you questions and comments on subjects including, the market drop, round up resistent weeds, a 401k grab and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • How many blindfolds does the system place around 401Ks
  • How can you buy silver inside a retirement account
  • Why 100% of savings into retirement accounts can really hurt you
  • Will the government “seize” 401Ks, the truth is not black and white
  • Food is going up like crazy, hardly anyone is talking about it
  • Inflation is part of the “false recovery”
  • Why did the Dow drop 1000 points in one hour than just bounce right back
  • What is a “floor” in a market and how does it work, when does it change
  • More money in peppers, onions & broccoli that wheat, corn & soy?
  • Now GMO soy has brought us “super weeds” ain’t that great?

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

    Episode-428- What Will a U.S. Economic Collapse Look Like

    Note – there is a MSB discount in today’s show it will expire on Sunday night.  It is mentioned at the end of the house keeping segment.

    What Will a U.S. Economic Collapse Look Like?  More important than what it looks like may be what will the consequences be?  Survival fiction is full of ideas about this concept that range from a second period of time like the great depression to the total end of all civilization.  As usual my opinion is that most often the reality is closer to a middle ground.  Today we will examine some current issues and consider what it would mean for us if the dollar collapses.

    Join me today as we discuss…

    • First could I be wrong about the false recovery – could this be as good as it gets before the next crash?
    • What is an Alt-A Loan and what happened to FAS 157
    • Then a blast from the past as I replay part of my show from July, 23rd 2008 about FAS 157
    • Exactly what could really trigger the next crash
    • Why the big banks are “making nice” with the Feds
    • The danger that we lack skills in this nation
    • The lack of any real savings in America
    • The debt that has not gone away
    • The ostriches that simply think it can’t happen to me because they made it this far
    • When food fails so does everything else
    • Return of the “large family”
    • Fleeing to and away from cities – the death of the suburbs
    • Why you should act now, not tomorrow

    Additional Resources for Today’s Show

    Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.