April 23, 2014

Biting Money

What Happened to the Gold Standard?

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The U.S. dollar was first regulated by the Coinage Act of 1792 and prescribed as 371.25 grains of pure silver. The eagle, worth $10, was 247.5 grains of gold. One cent, worth a hundredth of a dollar, was 24 grains of copper. The value of the metal contained in the currency kept prices relatively constant [...]

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Zimbabwe and gold

Inflation Is 3% For First 120 Years; 2,380% For The Last 100 Years

Of all the investing risks we face, inflation is the risk most commonly overlooked and most certainly experienced.

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Schwab Margin Alerts

What Is A “Margin Alert”?

There are five types of Schwab Margin Alerts: Margin Maintenance, Short Position, Trade Debit Due, Margin Debit Balance / Account hold Value Advantage, and Trade Settlement Violation

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Widows and Widowers

Important Social Security Info for Widows and Widowers

Most survivors are uninformed about how Social Security benefits are calculated and often overlook a careful analysis of this critical retirement asset.

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Christian LIndeMann, The New King of PickPockets

Why Is The Federal Reserve In Your Wallet?

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Members of the Federal Reserve openly admit it is not a federal agency.

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Is The Stock Market Rigged?

Is The Stock Market Rigged? (and how to create a media frenzy)

In order to inflame the public’s ire about market corruption, the author of “Flash Boys” carefully sidesteps a number of important facts.

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you need a budget

Helpful Mobile Budgeting Tool Free For College Students

The good people at You Need A Budget (YNAB) have made their budgeting solution free for college students; including part-time students.

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Monopoly Stock Sale

Realize Some Capital Gains Each Year To Keep Taxes Low

There are at least four different capital gains tax rates. Here’s how to minimize yours.

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Piggy Bank

What Exactly Is Quantitative Easing?

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Quantitative easing is a sneaky way to make everyone dealing in U.S. dollars pay off the U.S. debt.

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Crumpled Dollar

The Government Effectively Pardoned 77.3% Of The 2013 Debt Increase

Paid for by using your former purchasing power.

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