The Lessons of 1994

The Lessons of 1994 By Angela Koch Back in 1994, a gallon of gas was about $1.09. A movie ticket was about $4 and the average cost of a new home in the United States was just under $120,000. But, presiding economic conditions, along with a few uncanny political events, and one major fiscal calamity offer…

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The Entire World Just Got Hacked! So, How Safe is our Money?

The Entire World Just Got Hacked! So, How Safe is our Money? John Rothans Every generation worries about money. Our parents’ and grandparents’ life savings were under constant threat due to war, depression, recession, market crashes and the actions of government. We face many of these risks today along with something else—cyberwarfare. While virtually unseen…

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State-IRAs Can’t (& Won’t) Clean Up America’s Retirement Mess

America isn’t winning any medals or topping any charts when it comes to planning and saving for retirement. “About 60 percent of Americans have no savings in retirement accounts like 401(k)s or IRAs,” reports Business Insider. Some are putting false faith in Social Security, others blame a lack of access to a workplace retirement plan,…

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GOLD: If not NOW, then WHEN?

GOLD: If not NOW, then WHEN? By John Rothans Throughout history, gold has functioned as the world’s de facto safety net. It thrives in tough economic climates and has proven to be a reliable and predictable hedge against rising inflation, volatile stocks, a deepening recession and a weakening dollar. Some of gold’s greatest price surges tell…

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