The Biggest Company in the Whole Wide World

The biggest company in the whole wide world started off as a custodial business for physical gold and silver. People entrusted the company with their physical gold and silver in exchange for paper IOUs which they could use to barter for goods and services. In 1944, the company held more…

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The Greatest Savings Mirage

I remember being nine years old with a big wad of cash. In 1980, I had earned allowances over the years and was growing and selling strawberries for a profit. While my brother was a big spender, I was a big saver. I understood the benefits of saving, especially after…

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Market Games and Gold

I’ve been trading gold miners for about three years now, and I’ve observed first hand how easily these guys are thrown around by manipulation in the price of gold. There’s paper gold and there’s physical gold, both the same price in the stock market. The idea is that gold is…

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The Treasury of God

The following scriptures from the Bible describe how the Israelites took down the city of Jericho by following God’s detailed instructions. There’s more to the message than the battle, and once again, the number seven plays a mysterious and significant role. And ye shall compass the city, all ye men…

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The Significance of 7

There are 7 colors in a rainbow, 7 days in a week, and 7 Wonders of the World, not to mention Snow White and the seven dwarfs. According to Numerology.com: “The number 7 is the seeker, the thinker, the searcher of Truth (notice the capital ‘T’). The 7 doesn’t take…

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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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