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Episode-1281- John Pugliano on 10 Trends for 2014

John Pugliano of InvestableWealth.com

John Pugliano of InvestableWealth.com

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.

Join US As We Discuss John’s 10 Trends to Watch in 2014

  • Disregard for rule of law by typically law abiding citizens
  • The paradox of inflationary deflation
  • A interesting mid term election
  • Executive order and regulatory agency decrees
  • A continued energy boom, despite the government not because of it
  • Growth and expansion of free and online education options
  • Continued advancement in automation processes
  • Continued growth and acceptance of alternative currencies
  • Surprising growth of the “liberty movement”
  • The continued growth individual entrepreneurship

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Episode-1219- John Pugliano on Rules for the Beginning Investor

John Pugliano of InvestableWealth.com

John Pugliano of InvestableWealth.com

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.

Join Me As We Discuss John’s Formula for Beginning Investor…

  • 1. First get your preps in order
  • 2. Research & Education
  • 3. Only invest what you’re prepared to lose
  • 4. Open an account at a discount broker
  • 5. Only trade index ETSs- SPY, QQQ, IWM, etc ( if locked into a 401K)
  • 6. Swing trade between cash and index ETFs based on market sentiment
  • 7. Buy a little late into the rally and get out early
  • 8. Never Buy & Hold
  • 9. Learn from your mistakes

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Episode-1144- Building Wealth with John Pugliano

John Pugliano has been in corporate America for past 20+ years 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.

Recently he has become licensed and started 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.

John joins us to discuss building wealth and steps to financial independence (get rich slow, 21 years or less, depending on your knowledge and situation).   This is a “beyond Dave Ramsey” get out of debt concept with three critical steps

  • 1) Learn a marketable skill
  • 2) Get paid for achievement not by the hour
  • 3) Develop passive income.

Today we discuss how this works based on Thomas Stanley’s book “The Millionaire Next Door”.   We also discuss how can just about anyone become financially independent in 21 years or less. Ways to detect “financial liars.  How to get your kid’s to fund their own education and how living debt free is the ultimate way to run your financial life.

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Episode-1134- Understanding and Investing in Silver

Custom Medallions a Just One Option for the Silver Investor.

Custom Medallions a Just One Option for the Silver Investor.

I’ll promise right  up front that this will not be a TSPMint.com infomercial.  In fact I will spend the majority on the show on other types of silver, why silver is a great investment and why many “fears” and “concerns” with buying silver are not worth worrying about.

I also want to talk about the real and false reasons behind the recent drop in precious metals pricing.  There are two things going on here, prices should be coming down but not as far and not as fast as they are.  Just as speculation can drive up a commodity (especially when it is going up some via real market forces) so too can speculation drive a commodity down.

Additionally I want to really discuss why I suggest only 5-10% of your wealth in silver and gold and why I don’t recommend platinum and palladium in that number.  I will also discuss why I don’t recommend jewels or even really jewelry in that number, though jewelry can be one great way to increase metal holdings.

Join Me Today As We Discuss…

  • Why I focus on silver over gold
    • The delta still favors silver
    • Silver has many uses that use it up
    • Silver is the common man’s currency
    • Silver is more widely available and for now incurs less oversight
  • Types of silver and what makes each unique
    • Generic bars and rounds (ounce and fractional)
    • Custom medallions and pieces (ounce and fractional)
    • Collectable silver (numismatic, affinity, etc)
    • Bars (5 ounces and up)
    • American Silver Eagles
    • International Government Issued Silver (Aussie, Canadian, Mexican, etc.)
    • U.S. Pre 65 Silver Coinage (90%)
  • Methods of storing your silver
    • In slab floor safe
    • Fire proof safes
    • Private storage
    • Bank safety deposit box
    • Silver banking (why I don’t like it yet)
    • Paper silver
    • Buried in the ground (don’t do this!)
    • The multi cache method (a little of all)
  • Inventory and audit
    • Don’t think you know, know
    • Don’t think in dollars (it will make you happy and sad about nothing)
    • Do inventory types, not just ounces
    • Do photograph items in type stacks (for insurance)
    • Do update your inventory often
  • Final thoughts
    • If you don’t think you can afford silver right now you can’t
    • Take a balanced approach
    • This is not likely to make you rich, but it might, who knows
    • Selling silver is never as smart as trading it
    • Don’t worry about confiscation, really don’t do it

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Episode-1070- Craig Rowland on “The Permanent Portfolio”

Craig Rowland, Author of "The Permanent Portfolio".

Craig Rowland, Author of “The Permanent Portfolio”.

Craig Rowland is a software entrepreneur who sold his previous company to Cisco Systems, Inc.  He was also an early stage employee with successful acquisitions in 1998 of WheelGroup Corporation to Cisco Systems and early stage consultant to TippingPoint Technologies which sold in 2004 to 3Com Corporation.

These companies focused on computer and network security and he holds several patents in the area and has done other interesting research in the field.

Craig currently volunteers for a local technology incubator as a start-up coach and help turn ideas into businesses.  He has experience in executive management, venture capital fund raising, public speaking, marketing, sales, engineering management and development.

Craig joins us today for a discussion of his new book: The Permanent Portfolio: Harry Browne’s Long-Term Investment Strategy.

Today we discuss…

  • What exactly is a permanent portfolio
  • What real diversification of investments looks like
  • Why you should hold government bonds even if you think the dollar is doomed
  • The best ways to hold gold
  • How Americans still have some options to hold assets outside of the US
  • The benefits of adding geographic diversification to your investments
  • Two funds that use this strategy if you don’t wish to do it on your own
  • What the US implementing capital controls says about our future

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Episode-1063- Rob Gray on Holding Silver in a Self Directed IRA

Rob Gray of AOCS

Rob Gray of AOCS Joins Us Today to Discuss Self Directed IRAs.

There were no less then 200 inquires from the audience after Rob Gray’s last appearance where he mentioned that you could set up an IRA where you had phyical possession of silver inside the IRA.

When there is that level of interest in a topic I get off my “forth point of contact” (butt for no military types out there) and get it on the air fast.

So Rob has returned to discuss exactly how you set up an IRA where you are in total control of all assets held within it and can physically put your hands on any items held in the IRA.

I have always been opposed to phyical metal in an IRA because I simply don’t consider metal in a vault 1000 miles away to be phyical metal, the only thing I hold is a piece of paper saying the metal exists.  This method Rob lays out today takes care of that issue.

Rob and I are in agreement when it comes to buying new silver that you are better off buying metal and holding it privately but many of us have old IRAs, this I think is the best use for the system we will discuss today.  Short of cashing out early and paying the penalties this is the best method I have ever seen to take full 100% control of assets (including phyical assets) inside an IRA investment vehicle.

Join Rob and I Today as We Discuss…

  • What is a self directed IRA
  • How do you set up a self directed IRA
  • What can you hold in a self directed IRA
  • How do you maintain 100% control of metal in a self directed IRA
  • Can you hold silver in a safe deposit box with a Self Directed IRA
  • What is the most secure type of home safe for storing small items
  • Is there a way to hold silver and earn interest on it, yes
  • What does the recent scare on guns and mag teach us about markets as a whole
  • What exactly is IRA approved silver
  • Why I think you 100% should use a professional to set up your SD IRA

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Video Review of the First TSPMint.com Silver Medallion

This is a quick video review of our first ever TSPMint.com silver ant medallions.  I also show you the collectors edition Debt and Death Copper round contributed by Chris Duane of Silver Bullet and Silver Shield and The Greatest Truth Never Told.

Remember the free one ounce copper Debt and Death comes with any order of 5 or more silver rounds but ONLY until midnight on Sunday the 3rd of February, 2013.  After that the pricing including the member pricing remains at 2.99 and 1.99 over spot respectively but the copper collector round is no longer available at any price.

To get our new Silver Rounds visit TSPMint.com

To join the MSB for big discounts visit TSP Member’s Brigade

Episode-1006- Aaron Batteen on the Economics of Farmland

Today we Examine the Economics of Farmland

Today we Examine the Economics of Farmland

Aaron Batteen is a full time working student studying economics at Boise State University.

He is also the author of a blog called Laymanomics.com where he breaks down complex economic concepts into every day layman terminology.

Aaron has done extensive research into the economic future of farmland and other productive land as an investment.

Today Arron and I examine this concept from several angles including, institutional investor, small time investor, homesteader, gentleman farmer and several others.

Join Us Today as We Discuss…

  • What’s going on with farmland from an investment stand point
  • How do we determine the value of farmland
  • Why is it a mistake to just say “farmland” as though it is a single commodity
  • What is the future for farmland from a value perspective
  • What makes farmland different from other real estate
  • How can individuals invest in farmland without millions of dollars
  • How is homesteading actually a “investment in productive land”
  • Are we seeing a return of the “gentleman farmer”
  • What are some of the best areas to acquire land
  • What are some of the worst areas to acquire land
  • Is farmland in a bubble or is that an over simplification

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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.

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Chris Duane’s Links

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Episode-770- Modern Financial Survival

Yesterday I stated that we are about to in effect go into the middle of a financial war.  I am not sure the analogy was fully understood it wasn’t so much about fighting the battle but more about the way that even if good is the end result how many can be harmed in the process.

This resulted in a litany of people trying to nit pick about the justification for WWII, why the US prospered after the war, etc.   Such people are literalists that don’t comprehend analogies and tell “ants are socialists”, when you tell them the ant and grasshopper story.

Today I will revisit a few things people took exception to (very briefly) and will spend most of the show outlining my “modern financial survival guide” for the coming future.

Join Me Today as We Discuss…

  • Is the Catholic Church calling for a “World Bank” and global tax or not
  • What exactly do I mean by a financial war
  • Why do I believe so emphatically that I am right about the coming collapse
  • What I think you need to do to be financially prepared for the future
    • Get rid of debt (especially floating rate debt)
    • Try to save at least 20% of your income (6 months security)
    • Know your exit points for every investment
    • If you are in stocks by only the best companies
    • Do not hold any and I mean any long term bonds
    • Keep an eye on TIPS Bond Yields
    • Remember most “experts” on TV are actually idiots
    • Develop your local community
    • Don’t bet on any government money (specifically @ 100%)
    • Consider land as the best investment (not houses)
    • Increase your financial IQ daily – start with vocabulary
    • Focus on gaining some % of self sufficiency with the 5 needs
    • Try to be as “cash rich” as possible
    • Don’t act in fear, think before you do anything
    • Do not listen to conventional wisdom during unconventional times
    • Remember the prepared can always profit and prosper

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