July 29, 2014

Politics

Political decisions have a huge impact on both your financial and personal life. Learn what David John Marotta thinks in his two part series Why I Lean Libertarian and get refreshed by his 2012 candidacy announcement under his self-proclaimed Financial Freedom Party in Ignore the Politicians and Take Control of Your Financial Freedom.

Chipotle’s Wisdom

Chipotle line

These quotes are provocative for what they say about us as Americans.

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The Wealth Of Nations Is Their Freedom

Berry Hard Work

“When institutions protect the liberty of individuals, greater prosperity results for all.” – Adam Smith

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Are We Lab Rats?

Lab Rat

If you are not paying for the product, you are the product.

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Our Government Versus The People

Hammer Lock

Government has never been known for customer service. But today it is known primarily for being against the very people it is supposed to serve.

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FINRA Supports Regulation to Quell Competition

Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

Beware of government regulation, especially when a portion of the industry thinks it’ll be good for business.

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Fight the NSA with Your Choice of Search Engine and Browser

Browser Choices

We are all embarrassingly honest with search engines.

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The Politics of Social Security

End of the line

Even half of what they collect in Social Security could provide a better private benefit.

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Capability Is Tyranny

Bullying

Those who stand by and do nothing are complicit in aiding the loss of freedoms for others.

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7 Quotes to Summarize U.S. Surveillance

Surveillance Quotes

“We don’t have concentration camps and political dissidents and large numbers being hauled into prison because we don’t need that because we have effectively put prisons inside people’s minds.”

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Advisers Worry About Potential Costs Of Third-Party Exams

Hungry Fox

“Estimates range from $5,000 to $20,000; sharp opposition to Finra getting involved.”

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Fourteen Ways to Avoid Paying Capital Gains

Like water for money

The capital gains tax traps wealth in an investment vehicle requiring special techniques to free the capital without penalty.

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Investment Advisors vs. Brokers

Lock and Gold Coins

Low risk firms should be visited less frequently by the SEC.

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How To Bilk Obamacare

Wonder

Learn how a family of four can qualify for a full subsidy with an income of $140,000 a year.

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Obamacare, the UN-Affordable Care Act

Know the cost

ObamaCare Is the Worst Legislation in 75 Years.

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The Purpose Of The Federal Reserve

Red pawn

Unlike the markets, members of the Fed are able to make decisions that are in exactly the wrong direction if they don’t limit themselves with a rules-based system.

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Government Requires 146 Minutes Of Service Each Day

Financial Time Perspective

Without taxes, you could leave your job every day at 2:34 p.m

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What Happened to the Gold Standard?

Biting Money

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

Zimbabwe and gold

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

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Why Is The Federal Reserve In Your Wallet?

Christian LIndeMann, The New King of PickPockets

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

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What Exactly Is Quantitative Easing?

Piggy Bank

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

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The Government Effectively Pardoned 77.3% Of The 2013 Debt Increase

Crumpled Dollar

Paid for by using your former purchasing power.

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What Do You Mean I Owe An Extra $100,000 In Taxes?

Businessman Target

Ah, the joys of being a small business owner in 2013.

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How Does The Fed Control Interest Rates In A Free Market?

Federal Reserve 2014

Even as recently as 2007, banks were paying 4% interest. Now you have to go to the hundredth decimal before you find your interest rate.

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As Recently As 2007, Banks Were Paying 4% Interest

Taxable Money Market Rates 2014

In retirement planning, these are the deep risks we are concerned about.

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Tax By Inflation

The Fading Dollar

In its simplest form, the government prints money and uses the newly printed currency to fund government spending.

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Quantitative Easing And The Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet

Inflation

Government officials argue that consistent deficits are good for the economy, if we were only willing to go high enough.

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Five Unbelievable Financial Advisor Regulations

gavel_t

To comply, most firms must archive and report massive amounts of information. Here are five of the more interesting regulations.

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Radio: David John Marotta Interviewed Discussing the Three GOP Factions

Marotta on Radio Talking

David John Marotta was recently interviewed discussing the ideas in the article “Republicans: Defining the 3 Factions”.

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Republicans: Defining the Three Factions

More freedom less government

Which part of the conservative party appeals best to you: promoting the welfare of big business, legislating morality or advocating personal freedom and responsibility?

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Is Social Security Stealing Your Chance Of Being A Millionaire?

You have got to be kidding.

Social Security withdrawals have enslaved workers to depend on government largess when they could have been independently wealthy.

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Liberals Characterized Privatizing Social Security As A Risky Venture

Obama's 2012 Convention Acceptance Speech

Even the Social Security withdrawals of average workers would produce millionaires if they were allowed to be saved and invested in private accounts.

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Obama Expands the Permanently Unemployed

Occupy Stupidity

The economics of the job market are complicated, and an executive order can’t grant America a higher wage.

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Obama’s myRA Plan Violates Multiple ERISA Laws

Go to jail

Willful violations of ERISA legislation carry criminal penalties of up to a year in prison for the plan sponsor and a fine of up to $100,000 for the corporation.

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Can You Fact-Check Without Reading the Article?

Holy face palm

Both authors claimed there were errors in our article all the while agreeing with our assessment of the unemployment numbers.

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David John Marotta & Megan Russell Defended by Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh 2014-01-23

After covering our article during his January 22 radio show in the segment, Rush Limbaugh then discussed Pethokoukis’s attack the following day. Our two Virginia co-authors are “the Wall Street guy.”

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David John Marotta & Megan Russell Mentioned by Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh 2014-01-22

David John Marotta and Megan Russell were mentioned on Rush Limbaugh’s show for their article “Should We Wallow in the Rising Stock Market?”

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David John Marotta Mentioned on Sean Hannity’s Show

Sean Hannity 2014-01-22

Sean Hannity’s radio show covered Marotta and Russell’s “Should We Wallow in the Rising Stock Market?” Thanks to sensational headlines and selected quotes, the message of the article is changed with each re-telling.

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David Marotta Interviewed On LA Radio KABC

On Air

David Marotta was interviewed on radio KABC in Lost Angeles, discussing the article Should We Wallow in the Rising Stock Market. Listen to the radio show here.

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Economic Freedom Matters 2014

Wall around Wall Street

Economic freedom enriches society, lifts the poor out of poverty and respects the agency and dignity of human choice.

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Should We Wallow in the Rising Stock Market?

Sad puppy

The stock market can occasionally benefit from the misery index.

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Bitcoin Trashing Makes The Case For The Gold Standard

Slack Palm

A return to stable money would signal the death of the bitcoin and other stores of value used as hedges against dollar mismanagement.

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“Halestorm” And “Abducting Arnold” Author Interview

Abducting Arnold by Becky Akers

Becky Akers is a free-lance writer and historian as well as the author of two novels set during the American Revolution.

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How Long Should I Keep Financial and Tax Records?

Tax Files

Whenever the IRS challenges you, the burden of producing evidence that your claims are true rests entirely with you.

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Sensational Headlines Capture Nation’s Attention

Fox News 2013-12-26

In addition to learning how a viral story can get many of the facts wrong, another more important lesson can be learned from this experience.

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Media Storm Surrounding Marotta Advice

RUN FOR THE HILLS! Top financial adviser sees imminent collapse of U.S. civilization

Recently we had one of our blogs posts go viral and capture the attention of the national news.

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Chronicles of Aria Prime, Episode One by AJ Reissig

AJ Reissig

The adventure begins as a tale of interstellar travel, but quickly morphs into a space opera and post-apocalyptic survival story.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Republicans and Democrats

New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Here’s to a better 2014!

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How To Prepare For The “Coming Financial Apocalypse”

The Disaster Diaries by Sam Sheridan

You should be just as prepared for the possibility that the world as we know it is not ending.

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Five Things More Important Than Politics

Five important things

This holiday season, remember to cherish the important values of life.

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) May Cost The Country $2.8 Trillion More Each Year.

Obama Dollar

You can often tell exactly what a piece of legislation will NOT do by what they title it.

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