Paul Volcker: Remembering the Man Who Pressed the U.S. to Drop the Gold Standard

Paul Volcker racked up many milestones as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987. Most notably, he sought to reverse the inflationary slide of the U.S. by pushing for higher interest rates. Following Volcker’s death on December 8, 2019, because of complications from prostate cancer, The Washington Post noted that the 92-year-old “left…

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The Overlooked History of the Georgia Gold Rush and the Dahlonega Mint

Think you know which location the “D” mint mark on a coin indicates? You may need to think again. The likeliest answer, Denver, is only half correct. Georgia’s Dahlonega Mint produced gold coins long before the Mile-High City did. A Forgotten Gold Rush Few people aside from the most dedicated amateur historians know this, but…

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Flying with Gold Coins? What You Need to Know About TSA Guidelines

You’ve decided to buy gold coins for your four kids as holiday gifts, and you’ll be flying from Albuquerque to Atlanta with these prized presents. First off, you’re a great gift giver! Gold coin gifts are Santa-approved. Second, and more importantly, you need to know that the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA)—the folks who screen…

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The Importance of Traditions

Last week, I, like millions of other Americans, celebrated one of our most cherished holidays: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a holiday of traditions going back to our earliest days as an English settlement, up until its official federal status and what it represents today. It’s a time for people to enjoy days off work; watch a…

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Texas Approves Tax Exemption for Precious Metals

Voters in Texas approved legislation that strengthens the case for precious metals in wealth diversification and IRA retirement strategies. The Lone Star State’s “thumbs-up” on Proposition 9 means precious metals held in precious metals depositories are exempt from property taxation. Precious metals depositories are facilities where owners can securely store their gold, silver, platinum, and…

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Veterans Day Reflections

As I reflect on this past Veterans Day, I think about the generation that fought World War II. Their courage and valor in those desperate times is inspiring to this day. There is a reason that time period is still the subject of much discussion and its stories are still being depicted in new artworks…

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