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Extra!Where You Can Make $56,000 a Year Delivering Pizzas

Jim Mosquera

US unemployment rates are some of the most dubious and debatable numbers in economics. And when you look at how the government fudges them it's easy to see why. Today Jim Mosquera attempts to make sense of them, and includes an insightful commentary on another controversial topic: minimum wage. Read on...


Addison WigginThe Quickest, Easiest Way to Store Your Wealth Overseas

Addison Wiggin

Over the years, the feds have made it increasingly difficult for you to maintain any semblance of financial freedom. So today, Addison Wiggin details one strategy that will go a long way to keeping them at bay, and allow you to keep more of your hard-earned money in the process. Read on...


Addison Wiggin3 Ways to Identify Your Own Private American Oasis

Addison Wiggin

No matter where you live in the US, it seems like some federal employee has his hand on your wallet. That said, not all states are created equal in that regard. And so today, Addison Wiggin details which states offer you the least intrusive options when it comes to dealing with the various levels of government. Read on...


The One Number Every Penny Stock Investor Overlooks

Jonas Elmerraji

When it comes to investing in small companies with explosive growth potential, there is one number investors tend to be fixated on: share price. But as Jonas Elmerraji explains, there is another number that is far more important when it comes to discovering quality investments on the cheap. Read on...


The US Debt Crisis that Will Never Happen

Chris Mayer

One of the most heated political battles raging across the western world is debt versus austerity. In the U.S. this debate reached it's apex in 2011 when the U.S. credit rating was downgraded by Standard and Poor's. In today's essay, however, Chris Mayer throws the debate out the window, explaining why he thinks a U.S. debt crisis will never happen...


Advance Notice of the Next Market Crash

Chris Mayer

News flash: The future is uncertain. (Gasp!) But given this uncertainty how are you supposed to invest successfully? It would be nice to ride stocks on the way up... and bow out before the crash... but few are able to do it without sheer luck. Chris Mayer, searching for a successful method, looks back to the 1929 market crash for clues...


New Index Points to a Steep Drop in Asset Prices

Chris Mayer

Wouldn't it be convenient to know how fragile or how prone to cracking up the stock market... bond market... and housing market are? Well, Chris Mayer recently created a new index that does just that. And it's signaling that a sharp drop in asset prices is a high possibility. Read on...


Addison WigginCash-In on the Long-Term Trend in Farmland

Addison Wiggin

"Buy land," the old saying goes, "they're not making it anymore." Of course, there's more to it than that. But if you look closely at some of the disturbing trends in US farmland, you'll find that this could be some of the best investment advice you get all year. Addison Wiggin has the full story...


The 5 Greatest Investment Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Chris Mayer

Whether it involves copious amounts of research and analysis or blindly picking a stock and hoping for the best, every investor has a strategy they like to use. Chris Mayer prefers the former approach... Today, he details 5 books that have helped shape his own investment strategy and why he considers them so valuable. Read on...


Huge Payday from the Mobile Banking Revolution

Thompson Clark

Much like how Netflix revolutionized the way consumers access movies and television, mobile banking is now revolutionizing the way consumers access their money. And not only will this make traditional banks as obsolete as Blockbuster video stores, it will also make a handful of savvy investors a fortune. Thompson Clark explains...