Archives for April 2013

Job Security

In a changing economy, it is important to be confident that your job is secure before you make long-term investments. The future is not certain and if you lose your job you will require liquidity or you could end up in financial ruin. The key is to … [Read more...]

Buy a Business Franchise or Start Your Own?

Many people dream of owning their own business, setting their own hours and being "the boss".  Some budding entrepreneurs find that it can be a smart move to invest in or buy an established business rather than starting their own. Depending on a … [Read more...]

Physical Gold vs. Paper Gold

Looking at the factors forcing the price of gold down last week caused me to scratch my head a bit. Even though the price of gold was falling on the futures market anecdotal evidence showed that physical gold dealers were doing a booming business as … [Read more...]

Gadgets for Hedging Financial Risks

In the age of the Internet, nearly every day there are new ways to ensure that you can stay on top of your financial information. From mobile phones to text messages to software that tracks the value of money, your portfolio can be digitized and … [Read more...]

Natural Disasters That Have Created Investment Opportunities

Every cloud has a silver lining, and in the case of some natural disasters there have been great opportunities to take advantage of financial markets after the worst damage has been done. Often when the old has been swept away and new modern … [Read more...]

How International Law Can Affect Your Investments

International law affects a multitude of countries, in a variety of ways. When deciding on where to invest and what to invest in, it is important to see which international laws and treaties are upheld by the country where the investments will be … [Read more...]

Insurance Tips for Small Businesses

Boats carry life vests and life preservers and have life boats. Construction workers wear hard hats, skateboarders wear knee and elbow pads, professional football players and motocross racers wear helmets, and welders wear goggles. Why?  Because they … [Read more...]

Is the Dollar Really King?

Why Bifurcating Your Information Matters By David Galland, Managing Director Casey Research In addition to saving yourself time and worries by mostly ignoring public information, learning to discern the difference between good and bad information … [Read more...]

Can You Trust Internet “Intelligence”?

Many years ago a friend of mine named George retired from "government intelligence". I know the terms government and intelligence when said in the same sentence seems to be a bit of an oxymoron. But George was a very intelligent guy. George never … [Read more...]

The 100th Anniversary of the Federal Income Tax

1913 is a year that will live in infamy. On March 1st, 1913, the 16th Amendment took effect providing for a 1% Federal Income tax and on December 23rd President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law. Perhaps an effort to keep tabs on … [Read more...]