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The indisputable end of the McMansion era

The indisputable end of the McMansion era

If you want to get a great free education about the finer points of resilient living, in my opinion you can do no better than John Robb, one of the… Read more »

Teach, your children well…

Teach, your children well…

Everyone who has kids wants to educate them in the best way possible.  But what does that mean?  For too many people their kids are being educated by the public… Read more »

Flex your self reliance muscles

Flex your self reliance muscles

Yesterday was bad… No question about it. The best line of the day award goes to James Howard Kunstler who wrote that trying to navigate yesterday’s markets was the same… Read more »

Jim Cramer: One of life’s many mysteries

Jim Cramer: One of life’s many mysteries

Why anyone would watch this buffoon is one of life’s many great mysteries. Why CNBC keeps him on the air is a Stephen Hawking-like riddle of the cosmos. His slap-stick… Read more »

Get Out!!

Get Out!!

So I have been into this foreign bank account and wacky investment strategy stuff for a long time.  I opened my first foreign bank account about 7 years ago.  Before… Read more »

U.S. loses AAA credit rating

U.S. loses AAA credit rating

Thoroughly depressing, but the writing was on the wall.  If there was ever any doubt that the Fed wouldn’t institute QE3, this puts that to rest. Here’s one scenario of… Read more »

What a “flight to safety” looks like…

What a “flight to safety” looks like…

The only green on the board today besides a few cats and dogs like lumber, cotton, hogs and sugar are the 10 year, the 30 year, and the dollar. Wow!… Read more »

Parasite nation

Parasite nation

Now that the political theater of the debt ceiling debate is behind us, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, wipe our brows, pull up our suspenders and get… Read more »

The two deadliest biases in building wealth

The two deadliest biases in building wealth

If you were ever curious about why I take the time every week to write about the importance of taking risks, thinking for yourself, and practicing self-reliance it’s because of… Read more »

The NEW party!

The NEW party!

  For anyone out there who has not yet diversified out of the US dollar or who has not bought gold your chance is coming soon. This chaos over raising the debt… Read more »

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