The U.S. Dollar vs. Gold

Of the 21.4 trillion U.S. national debt, approximately 6.2 trillion is owned by foreign countries, almost 30 percent. China and Japan are the largest holders with more than a trillion each, but the Social Security Trust Fund (aka your retirement fund) owns most of it. While there’s been plenty of…

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Where should I invest?

“In God We Trust” is our nation’s motto. It’s explained in The Star-Spangled Banner, stressed in The Pledge of Allegiance, and printed on our currency.  It has been the law since July 30, 1956, when the 84th Congress approved it as such and President Dwight Eisenhower declared it must appear…

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Thoughts from my woman cave

A cool breeze rattled the curtains and woke me from my slumber. There’s nothing like the fragrance of budding flowers in fresh morning air. Only a few weeks a year do I have the pleasure of leaving the windows open all night in Michigan. Either it’s very cold here, or…

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The truth about debt

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. ~Proverbs 22:7 Since the Bretton Woods Agreement in 1944, the people and governments of the world have made the U.S. dollar a store of value. No longer backed by gold or silver, this means the world’s wealth rests…

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