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Episode-719- Listener Feedback for 8-8-11

So it is Monday and we have a lot to talk about like today’s most likely continued fall of the Dow in the heals of the credit down grade, both depressing and encouraging occurrences in the agricultural community, investing in tough times, harsh drought conditions and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Gotchas when refinancing a mortgage
  • Russia says the US is an “economic parasite”
  • How bad the 2011 drought really is
  • The truth about the phony debt deal
  • Dealing with a low dollar 401K when leaving a job
  • CDL to drive a tractor, not quite but another blow to small farms
  • Stupid criminal humor, okra isn’t marijuana!  LOL
  • Growing potatoes in bags or in tires, my thoughts on why tires win
  • How cutting spending may change military retirements
  • Urban farming may revitalize cities if the politicians don’t ruin it
  • You are more likely to die by a doctor than a gun
  • Jefferson County Alabama may go bankrupt
  • Now we have roundup herbicide in the air and rain, yes really!
  • Jeff Clark says now is the time to buy not sell stocks, I agree
  • Why our credit downgrade doesn’t really matter right now

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Episode-440- Expanding Your Financial IQ – Part 2

I decided we should extend from yesterday’s show about investing.  The harsh reality is we are bombarded by financial terms in news and media every day.  Often this is done as a type of class warfare that is totally lost on most of the population.  Such as blaming the woes of the stock market on “naked short selling”.  At times such statements are at least partially true at others they are totally false.  Yet one thing is clear, 90% of the sheep that are all pissed off at the “naked short sellers” have no idea what short selling is, how it works, what it does, the risks involved, etc.  They also have zero idea what it means to be “naked” on a short sale, the reason shot selling exists or how they can go short sell if they want to as well.

This is just one more component of the dumbing down of America.  The media uses terms in a positive or a negative light but makes no attempt to explain them to a population they know very well doesn’t understand them.  Hence people take a positive view of terms like “reform” and negative views of terms like “shorting” but they don’t really know what the terms mean at all.  My view is form your own opinion, control your own money, etc. but don’t form opinions based on another person’s view of a word you don’t even truly understand.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • What is a put (aka a short)
  • What is a call
  • What does it mean when you are “naked” in an option
  • What is a derivative
  • What is a P/E Ratio
  • What is a dividend
  • What is a DRIP
  • What are Class A, B and C shares in your mutual funds
  • What is an annuity

My goal in today’s show is simply to improve your financial understanding and vocabulary.  I know some may not see this as a true “survival topic”.  Yet given the current state of the U.S. and Global economies and the risk posed by any level of economic collapse understanding money may be one of the most important components of your future survival.

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Episode-439- Conventional and Unconventional Investing

I get a lot of questions about investing both conventional and unconventional so today I am going to try to address both.  Yet unlike the typical supposed financial guru I will discuss this from a prepper/modern survivalist view point.

In today’s show I will go over a variety of investing options, I will discuss some of the positives and negatives of each, I will explain how many of them work, the hidden problems in the most common ones and more.  I WILL NOT be telling you what to invest in or how you should personally invest.  I do not give financial advice on TSP I simply explain what I see in trends, how things work and the risks and rewards in different investments.

America has developed a new dependency in the last 50 years.  No it isn’t enough to be dependent on systems for energy, food, medicine and a million more things, no now we are dependent on people to tell us how to hold and invest our own money.  Enough is enough, time to raise your financial IQ and begin understanding things deeply enough to make your own decisions.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why investing always means risking
  • What is the only reason we invest in the first place
  • Why most financial advisers simply SUCK
  • Mutual funds, the good, the bad, the ugly
  • Individual stocks
  • Dividends – something but not everything
  • Why you must “time the market” but that doesn’t make you a “trader”
  • Gold and Silver don’t always glitter but they usually do
  • Metal stocks vs. actual metal
  • Metal stocks vs. metal ETFs
  • Real estate – not low risk but it can be
  • Cash – yes it looses value but at a “fixed rate” in normal times
  • Foreign currencies – not really all that great, not all that bad either
  • Food the one that never fails

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Episode-238- Considering Alternative Investments for Modern Survialism

One of the things that really bothers me in this day and age is the typical financial adviser and their load of complete bullshit.  I have come to determine the vast majority may not be worth their weight in raw sewage.  Anyone who disagrees should first consider the fact that the average middle class American lost no less then 50% of their net worth under the guidance of these so called “advisers”.  I am sorry but I ain’t paying for much less taking that type of advice going forward.

Tune in today as I discuss how to think about investing in a new way with thoughts on….

  • Gold and Silver are NOT a place for all or the majority of your money but we should all own some
  • Land may be the best investment in coming years, especially paid for land
  • The ROI on planting a permanent crop is astronomical, wait till you hear me lay this out
  • Your garden is an asset, that makes it an investment, don’t forget that
  • Are bees an investment, you bet!
  • Guns and ammo are indeed an investment, that doesn’t make it an excuse to over spend on them guys!
  • Stocks, bonds, funds, yes you should own some, at certain times my thoughts tell you how to make decisions about them
  • Is cash a suckers play because of inflation?  No, wait until I pose two questions to you today.

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