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This is a rare win-win offer from the government that won’t last long

I’m not used to seeing the government offer taxpayers a win-win. But a little known provision snuck into Trump’s 2017 tax reform law is possibly the best tax-advantaged investment strategy offered in decades. And it will help some of the poorest areas of the US too. It’s the brainchild of Sean Parker, the founder of […]

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Social Security will cross another dangerous milestone next year

In the year 1890, according to census records, my great-great-grandfather was spending the final years of his life living with one of his children on a farm in Choctaw County, Oklahoma. I’ve spent most of the last twenty years doing some hardcore research into my family history– and I’ve identified records going all the way […]

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Here’s a lesson from the 108,000 millionaires who left their home countries last year

According to a recent report from Bloomberg, more than 108,000 millionaires left their home countries last year in search of greener pastures. Most emigrated from countries like China and Russia… no surprise there. India also saw a large outflow of millionaires as tax authorities tightened their grip. And Turkey continues to see an exodus, in […]

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Meanwhile, over on Planet Japan

It was only a few days ago that the Japanese government’s Financial Services Agency published its oddly-titled “Annual Report on Ageing Society”. (Like everything in Japan, English translations often hilariously miss the mark…) This is a report that the Ministry of Finance puts out every year. And as the name implies, the report discusses the […]

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What I’ve learned being an ‘insider’

I’ve been in Australia for a little while now as part of my many professional responsibilities. In addition to running Sovereign Man and several other businesses, I am also the Chairman of the Board of Directors a company that’s listed on the stock exchange here in Australia. I’ve been on the Board for almost two […]

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Here is how your startup can access millions in investment funding

Five years ago, a company called Yo raised $1.5 million at a $10 million valuation. What did investors and end-users get for this much money? An app that allowed users to send the message “Yo,” (and NOTHING else) to their friends. It didn’t take long for the company to blow through all that cash in […]

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Central banks are buying gold at the fastest pace in six years

Earlier this month the World Gold Council published its quarterly report– and it shows that central banks and foreign governments from around the world are buying up gold at their fastest pace in six years. This is pretty big news, and it says a LOT about the future of the dollar. Remember, central banks and […]

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Crypto prices are surging… is it time to buy again?

Last week the price of Bitcoin was double what it was on April 1 of this year. Then it crashed by almost 20% in matter of days. Then it surged again. And at the time of this writing, the price of bitcoin is just shy of $8,000. That’s a pretty volatile ride. Naturally the “experts” […]

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104: Taking matters into your own hands

Last week in its annual report, the US government reported that Social Security’s long-term, unfunded liability now exceeds $50 TRILLION. Moreover, they state that the Social Security and Medicare trust funds will run out of money in 2034. This is the government’s own calculation. Bottom line: The younger you are, the less you should count […]

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US government’s net worth is now NEGATIVE $75 TRILLION

Usually around the middle of February each year, the US Treasury Department releases an annual report of the federal government’s financial condition. It’s called the Financial Report of the US Government… and it looks a lot like an annual report that you might see filed by a big company like Apple or Facebook. Except that, […]

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