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Chief Executive Officer Angela Roberts joined U.S. Money Reserve in 2003. Roberts has held numerous positions within the organization, culminating in her promotion to CEO in 2015. She is credited with creating the analytic and KPI structure at U.S. Money Reserve. Believing strongly that the people make the business, Roberts has positioned U.S. Money Reserve to be a trusted precious metal leader that always puts their customers and employees first. Learn more in her interview with Forbes.
Chief Procurement Officer and Master Numismatist John Rothans has been a key fixture in the numismatic industry for over 30 years. Rothans joined U.S. Money Reserve as a consultant in 2004, eventually becoming Chief Procurement Officer and overseeing all wholesale operations, new product lines, and coin strategy. Rothans is credited with the development, production, and distribution of proprietary product offerings, including U.S. Money Reserve’s best-selling Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima coin series.
Philip N. Diehl is the president of U.S. Money Reserve and a published analyst of the precious metals markets. As 35th Director of the U.S. Mint (1994–2000), Diehl oversaw one of the most impressive government agency turnarounds in recent U.S. history through new product initiatives, increased oversight, strategic reorganization, and fiscal responsibility. His experience and expert knowledge in the field of precious metals strengthens U.S. Money Reserve’s commitment to a superior customer experience.
Edmund C. Moy
Senior IRA Strategist
Edmund C. Moy collaborates with U.S. Money Reserve as Senior IRA Strategist. A recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Medal for public service, awarded to him by then-Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Moy served as the 38th Director of the United States Mint (2006–2011). Among many accomplishments during his tenure, Moy oversaw one of the largest increases in volume of precious metals output in Mint history, as Americans turned to safe-haven assets in the wake of the Great Recession.
Gold IRA vs. Physical Gold: What’s the Difference?
What You Should Know About Gold IRAs vs. Physical Gold People often want to compare gold IRAs and physical gold. When weighing your gold ownership options, its important to keep in mind that the former contains the latter. When you open a gold IRA, you use physical gold as an asset in your retirement portfolio. There are, however,...
Americans Are Once Again Turning to Gold. Here’s Why.
Some things never go out of style—and that includes gold. So when times get tough or the future seems uncertain, Americans often rediscover their love of the precious metal. On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, news came out that inflation (as measured by the Consumer Price Index) once again came in hotter than expected. According to Kitco...
The Complete 401k to Gold IRA Rollover Guide: How You Can Turn Your 401k to Gold Without Penalties
Research from the Investment Company Institute (ICI) found that more than 40% of households owned an IRA in 2022. Are you part of this group but considering what more you could do to help increase the strength of your retirement portfolio? If so, a gold IRA rollover might be a good option. This gold IRA rollover guide is a great...
As Tensions Rise Between the U.S. and China, Russia Is Hoarding Gold
Like millions of Americans, I like to check the weather forecast each morning so I have a good idea of what to expect and don’t get caught unprepared. It’s the same reason I like to keep my eye on headlines from around the world—the more I know about my environment and the world around me, the better I can prepare for the future. And...
What Is a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA)?
Are you thinking about opening a self-directed IRA (SDIRA)? Find out how you can use alternative assets to save for retirement and how to choose the best self-directed IRA for your financial goals. What Is a Self-Directed IRA Account? A self-directed individual retirement account (SDIRA) is a financial account that allows you to save...
How to Build a Financial Legacy That Lasts
When we love someone or something, we go out of our way to protect it. But sometimes, it’s hard to know how best to provide protection when it comes to the uncertainty of the future. What might happen 10, 20, or 30 years from now? What can we do today to help ensure that our loved ones are protected long after we’re gone? This is the...
How to Start a Retirement Checklist in 2023
In a world full of economic uncertainty, there’s still one thing we know we can count on: the passage of time. For many of us, each year brings us closer to retirement—which is why I like to periodically check in on my retirement portfolio, plans, and goals and ensure that I’m on the right track. The start of a new year is particularly...
What Is Fine Gold, and Why Does it Matter for You?
Fine gold, also called pure gold, is a term commonly used to refer to metal that is 99.9% gold. In some cases, as with bullion, the threshold for being defined as “fine” is 99.5% pure. Still others have reduced this threshold to 90% purity, though this is not common practice. Gold that’s 99.9% pure is designated 999 or 24-karat gold and...
What You Can Do as the United States Approaches Its Debt Limit
Something I’ve always striven to do in my adult life is pay my debts on time. Whether it’s a credit card bill, a car payment, or the mortgage, I’ve always made it a priority to ensure that I pay my bills to avoid the repercussions of a late or missed payment. This may seem like a simple an obvious task, but it seems that our government...
Are Self-Directed IRAs a Good Idea?
Are you paying down debt? Smart. Want to spend more quality time with your family? That’s also a great idea. And saving for retirement? Another one! How about building retirement savings through a self-directed IRA? Learn why that may be an ideal option to add to your list of retirement strategies. Self-Directed IRAs Offer Flexibility A...
Are We Headed for a New Gold Bull Market?
When facing times of uncertainty, where do you turn? For some of us, talking things out with a trusted family member or friend helps bring us peace of mind. One of my favorite things to do when faced with the unknown is to overcome it with new knowledge by doing research and learning as much about the topic as possible. But whatever we...
When is the Best Time to Retire? How to Know When to Retire vs. When Not to Retire
Few decisions in life are as important as deciding when to retire. It’s a decision that can impact your day-to-day situations for the rest of your life. Given the weight of this decision, it’s not surprising that many Americans seek guidance on both saving for retirement and determining the best time to retire. One factor you may wish...
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