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A New Fiscal Year, a New Record High for the National Debt

A New Fiscal Year, a New Record High for the National Debt

I often write about how important I feel it is to plan ahead. When you know you have a bill due or a can’t-miss deadline coming, preparation is key to avoid rushing at the last minute. At the stroke of midnight on October 1, 2022, government funding for U.S. federal agencies was set to expire. Fortunately, Congress managed to pass a...

Bad News for Some Means a Golden Opportunity for Others

Bad News for Some Means a Golden Opportunity for Others

On September 26, 2022, Reuters reported that gold prices fell to $1,621.50/oz.—its lowest price since April 2020. Just a few days earlier, on September 23, 2022, CNBC quoted Steve Hanke, a professor of applied economics at John Hopkins University, as saying, “There’s an 80% chance of the U.S. falling into a recession—much higher than...

Stocks Continue to Fall, and Inflation May Be “Killing Retirements.” It’s Time to Take Action.

Stocks Continue to Fall, and Inflation May Be “Killing Retirements.” It’s Time to Take Action.

As economic conditions tighten, many Americans start thinking about their own unique financial situations, wondering if they need to take new or additional actions to help protect their wealth. My response to those wondering is simple: It’s never a bad time to take action to protect your wealth—and each new headline is nothing more than...

Inflation, Recession, and Retirement

Inflation, Recession, and Retirement

There are a lot of unknowns in this world, but they shouldn’t frighten us into inaction. As of this writing, we’re still waiting on a potential declaration of whether or not we are in a recession while the Federal Reserve continues to fight high inflation. Back in July 2022, Alliance for Lifetime Income and CANNEX jointly released their...

How to Protect Your Portfolio Going Into Retirement

How to Protect Your Portfolio Going Into Retirement

In many ways, I’m looking forward to the day when my retirement finally arrives. But I know it won’t be easy. I love my job, and I find a great level of fulfillment in coming into U.S. Money Reserve every day and working to help our clients secure their own futures with precious metals. For many Americans, retirement is the end goal of...

Setting Yourself Up for Retirement Success

Setting Yourself Up for Retirement Success

A couple months ago, I wrote about the need for a semiannual financial checkup—a chance to examine your spending habits and goals, as well as your portfolio’s performance thus far, and make adjustments as needed to help set your portfolio (and yourself) up for success. In that post, I suggested examining contributions to your retirement...

U.S. Money Reserve Yearbook: 2022 Edition

U.S. Money Reserve Yearbook: 2022 Edition

Once a year, I like to take a step back and look at how far U.S. Money Reserve has come as a company over the course of the past year. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’ve done to help increase our clients’ access to as much knowledge as possible, helping them make educated decisions when it comes to diversifying their portfolios...

What Does a Balanced Portfolio Look Like?

What Does a Balanced Portfolio Look Like?

Sometimes, it helps to take a step back and reexamine the fundamentals of portfolio diversification. Time and again, we see mentions of a “well-diversified” or “balanced” portfolio. But what does “balanced” really mean? Since every financial situation is unique, every portfolio will also be unique. Finding the right balance in your...