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This Week’s Financial Strategy – Creating a Budget

I love this time of year because as I talk with people they are establishing new year’s resolutions.  So I want to change our format a little bit.  In the past I have given many ideas on ways you can safely grow your assets and how to protect them.  But I would like to start this year, developing financial strategies that will help you achieve your goals. 

Another Sign of the Dollar Collapse: World Bank Issues First Yuan Bonds

While the yuan is still years away from being able to displace the dollar in global trade, it is inevitable that the U.S. dollar will continue its downward trend which will require the rise of other currencies. The two contenders to watch closely in the coming years are the euro and the yuan.

2011 Enters With a Bang – Jerry Robinson

We are pleased to announce that every stock and ETF in the FTM Portfolio ended the year in positive territory when the markets closed on December 31! In fact, over 2/3 of the stocks and ETF’s in our portfolio gave us double-digit returns for the year with our highest giving us nearly 80%!

FTMWeekly Financial Radio Show: The Creature From Jekyll Island – An Interview with G. Edward Griffin

This Week’s Topic: The Creature From Jekyll Island, A Second Look at the Federal Reserve. This week’s special guest interview: G. Edward Griffin. Follow the Money Weekly Radio is a financial radio show about the stock markets, commodities, energy investing, the global financial crisis, how to prepare for the coming hyperinflation, where to invest money, how to buy gold, how to buy silver, saving money, finding a financial advisor, and paying off debt. Hosted by economist and best-selling author, Jerry Robinson. For the best in financial news, listen to the Follow the Money Weekly Financial Radio Show.

Frequently Asked Questions – FTM Quarterly Newsletter

Q: How often is the FTM Quarterly newsletter published?
A: The FTM Quarterly newsletter is published four (4) times per year. In January, April, July, and October.
Q: I am an email subscriber to FTM Quarterly. When should I expect to receive my issue in my email inbox?
A: Email subscribers will receive each new issue of the newsletter on the 15th day of the month in which it is released. The quarterly release dates are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Q: In what format is the email newsletter delivered?
A: Each newsletter is saved as a PDF file.

How (And When) The Dollar Will Collapse

This Week’s Topic: How (And When) The Dollar Will Collapse. This week’s special guest interview: Bill Provenzano known as the Christian Trading Coach. Follow the Money Weekly Radio is a financial radio show about the stock markets, commodities, energy investing, the global financial crisis, how to prepare for the coming hyperinflation, where to invest money, how to buy gold, how to buy silver, saving money, finding a financial advisor, and paying off debt. Hosted by economist and best-selling author, Jerry Robinson. For the best in financial news, listen to the Follow the Money Weekly Financial Radio Show.

What Jerry Thinks: The Single Event That Will Destroy the Dollar

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Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think precious metals are going to go higher or lower in 2011?

This week, I want to know what you think about precious metals. Gold has had a 25% so far in 2010. Silver has had an even better year. And so has Palladium. But there seems to be a lot of debate about whether precious metals will continue to do well into 2011.

“Gold Investments – December 2010” by Tom Cloud

The following article is written by precious metals advisor, Tom Cloud. It provides an excellent overview of precious metals investing for both the beginner and the experienced metals investor. It is about 7 pages long and covers the many different investment types including: bullion, numismatic, and gold certificates.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Estate Planning 101 – Part 5

Today let’s focus on the effects of Probate, liquidity issues, what happens if you become incapacitated and some goals you may want to consider in developing your estate plan.

PRODUCT REVIEW: The Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

I don’t know of a better portable water filter on the market anywhere near this price.

The Wikileaks Showdown: Has the Truth Become Treason?

Subscribe to our RSS Feed and get the FTM Weekly Radio Show delivered each week. Subscribe to FTMWeekly through iTunes. The Wikileaks Showdown: Has the Truth Become Treason? On this week’s program, is American retirement a ticking timebomb? Plus are the Bush tax cuts going to be extended or not? Also, will the unfolding Wikileaks […]

What Jerry Thinks: Wikileaks – Free Speech On Trial

Jerry Robinson is an economist, researcher, published author, columnist, international conference speaker, and the editor of the financial website, FTMDaily.com. In addition, Robinson hosts a weekly radio program entitled Follow the Money Weekly, an hour long radio show dedicated to deciphering the week’s economic and geopolitical news.

Give Us Your Opinion: How much control should the Federal government have over the American media?

This week, I want to get your thoughts on Federal government regulation of the media. In a recent interview, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, has called for greater Federal oversight and regulation of how the media reports the news.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Estate Planning 101 – Part 4

Today let’s focus on State Death Taxes and Federal Income Taxes. States impose their own death taxes. You should be aware of what the death tax laws are in your state and how they may affect your estate.

Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think that the Federal government’s attempts to “protect” the internet would be a good thing or a bad thing?

This week, I want to get your thoughts on Federal government regulation of the internet. This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stated its intention to begin policing and regulating the world wide web.

How to Grow Your Wealth and Pay Less in Taxes

Tom is a CPA, real estate investor, and the founder and CEO of Provision Wealth Strategists. According to Tom, taxes are one of the most powerful tools for building wealth.

Eye of the storm: The jaw-dropping image of an enormous ‘supercell’ cloud

See the photos of the storm clouds that FTM Weekly Radio Show Host Jerry Robinson talked about… Here’s the link.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Estate Planning 101 – Part 3

Over the last two weeks we talked about what estate planning is and who might need it.  We also talked about how to do it and where do you begin.  Today I would like to focus on another important factor that will help you develop a sound financial estate plan and that is the topic of how and what taxes affect your estate.

What Jerry Thinks: Stop the TSA!

Ladies and Gentlemen, what’s happening in our nation’s airports right now is quite simply mind-boggling. Through the power invested into them by a bloated and power hungry Federal Government and the Homeland Security department, the Transportation Security Administration (also known as the TSA) is now able to treat law-abiding American citizens who want to travel by airplane as criminals and terrorists without probable cause.

Give Us Your Opinion: Are You Willing to Give Up Some of Your Freedom in Exchange for “Security?”

An excerpt from Follow the Money Weekly Radio with Jerry Robinson – 11/20/10 To hear the entire program, click here. Transcript This week, I want to get your thoughts on the new airport security regulations. So here’s this week’s question: Are you willing to give up some of your freedom to privacy in order to […]

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Estate Planning 101 – Part 2

You should begin the estate planning process by understanding your particular circumstances, such as your age, health, wealth, etc. You will also need to have some understanding of the factors that may affect the distribution of your estate, such as taxes, probate, liquidity, and incapacity.

FTMWeekly Financial Radio – An Interview with Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad

This Week’s Topic: The Conspiracy of the Rich and Rich Dad Poor Dad. This week’s special guest interview: Robert Kiyosaki. Follow the Money Weekly Radio is a financial radio show about the stock markets, commodities, energy investing, the global financial crisis, where to invest money, where to buy gold and silver, saving money, finding a financial advisor, and paying off debt. Hosted by economist and best-selling author, Jerry Robinson. For the best in financial news, listen to the Follow the Money Weekly Financial Radio Show.

Give Us Your Opinion: Would You Give Up Your Mortgage Deduction for a Flat Tax?

As I reported earlier on this program, President Obama’s Deficit Commission has proposed some major spending cuts to Social Security, limiting Medicare and has even suggested the elimination of the popular mortgage interest deduction for homeowners. They have also proposed lowering tax rates and  simplifying the tax code.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Estate Planning 101 – Part 1

Last week we talked about what estate planning is and who might need it.  Today, let’s talk about how to do it and where do you begin. You should begin the estate planning process by understanding your particular circumstances, such as your age, health, wealth, etc.

Global Economic Update with Mish

On this week’s program, FTM Weekly’s Jerry Robinson, hosts a special extended interview with Mike “Mish” Shedlock. Mish is the author of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, one of the most visited and respected economic blogs on the Web.

What Jerry Thinks: Don’t Fall For The Wealth Effect

An excerpt from Follow the Money Weekly Radio with Jerry Robinson – 11/6/10 To hear the entire program, click here. Transcript “Don’t Fall for the Wealth Effect” On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced a new round of quantitative easing designed to prop up the ailing U.S. economy. This promised new injection of capital into the […]

Give Us Your Opinion: Is President Obama in Denial?

This Sunday, an exclusive post-mid-term election interview with President Barack Obama will air on 60 Minutes. We have obtained a short preview of the interview and I want to play a brief clip of it for you and ask for your opinion. In the interview, President Obama seems to imply that his political problems are rooted in his lack of communication skills and a lack of persuasion.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Tips for Year-End Financial Housecleaning

If you don’t normally review your investments at the end of each year, 2010 might be a good time to start. And if year-end investment planning is already part of your routine, you might want to pay special attention this year.

FTMWeekly Financial Radio Show: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century: An Interview with Thomas E. Woods Jr.

This Week’s Topic: Nullification, How To Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. This week’s special guest interview: Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Follow the Money Weekly Radio is a financial radio show about the stock markets, commodities, energy investing, the global financial crisis, how to prepare for the coming hyperinflation, where to invest money, how to buy gold, how to buy silver, saving money, finding a financial advisor, and paying off debt. Hosted by economist and best-selling author, Jerry Robinson. For the best in financial news, listen to the Follow the Money Weekly Financial Radio Show.

Federal Reserve Announces Massive New Money Printing Campaign: Read The Fed Statement Here

“Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September confirms that the pace of recovery in output and employment continues to be slow. Household spending is increasing gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Do You Qualify for this Little Known Government Benefit?

Who is eligible for this benefit?  A veteran aged 65 or older or permanently and totally disabled from a non-service connected disability that is not the result of his or her willful misconduct is entitled to a pension. 

Give Us Your Opinion: Is Facebook A Wise Use of Time?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Millionaires Have No Time for Facebook. The main reason: the wealthy are squeezed for time. Apparently, catching up with old high-school friends and adopting virtual sheep on FarmVille is less of a priority that running a business.

What Jerry Thinks: Profiting from the Mid-Term Elections

Tuesday evening at 8:30pm CST… Just a quick note as I am watching the election results come in on the network news tonight. I am enjoying getting the full spectrum of political viewpoints changing channels from CNN to FoxNews and then to MSNBC. Quite a big difference… All journalism today is opinion. Very little objectivity to be found.

What Jerry Thinks: Why Gold and Silver Will Go Up From Here

There seems to be a major disconnect in the financial world today about what drives the prices of hard assets. This ignorance has been displayed through some well intentioned financial “experts” who have gone on record saying that gold and silver prices are in a bubble and have reached their peak.

What Jerry Thinks: ‘Big Brother’ is Watching

A story was published this week out of London in the Telegraph that was entitled: “Every Email and Website to be stored.” The report details the plans of the British government to record and store every email, every phone call, and every website visit of every British citizen who uses a telephone or the internet.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – How to Protect Your Greatest Asset

If I were to ask you, What is your greatest asset?  Most people would say their home or their 401(k) or their IRA.  The truth is, during a person’s working years their greatest asset is their ability to earn an income.  So today I would like to focus on the importance of disability income insurance.

How to Ditch Your Cube and Be Your Own Boss

Subscribe to our RSS Feed and get the FTM Weekly Radio Show delivered each week. Subscribe to FTMWeekly through iTunes. How To Ditch Your Cube and Be Your Own Boss On this week’s program, FTM Weekly host Jerry Robinson gives his weekly wrap of the top global news, his weekly market report, and gently reminds […]

Recent Market Volatility Provides Buying Golden Opportunities

On Tuesday, the U.S. stock market suffered its worst day in two months. The recent volatility in the market continues to breed uncertainty among sheepish investors who are still in capital preservation mode.

Get Ready for Big Inflation

Most of you are aware that there has been little improvement in the over all economic outlook… The official unemployment rate has risen from 5% at the beginning of the recession in December 2007 to 9.6% in September 2010.

FTMWeekly Financial Radio Show: An Interview with Steve Forbes

This Week’s Topic: How Capitalism Will Save Us. This week’s special guest interview: Steve Forbes. Follow the Money Weekly Radio is a financial radio show about the stock markets, commodities, energy investing, the global financial crisis, how to prepare for the coming hyperinflation, where to invest money, how to buy gold, how to buy silver, saving money, finding a financial advisor, and paying off debt. Hosted by economist and best-selling author, Jerry Robinson. For the best in financial news, listen to the Follow the Money Weekly Financial Radio Show.

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Planning for Long Term Care – Part 2

Hi Jerry. Last week we talked about how Medicare works when dealing with long term care needs.  What we discovered is that Medicare will only pay if you have first, spent at least three days in the hospital and then secondly, go to a skilled nursing facility. 

FTMQuarterly Newsletter – Fall 2010 Issue (PDF)

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What Jerry Thinks: The Global Currency Wars

In essence, what we are witnessing right now is a new global war. Its not a physical war involving lead bullets and military might. Instead, it is a global economic war in which nations are firing financial bullets at their own currencies.

Confessions of an Economic Hitman | An Interview with John Perkins

Confessions of an Economic Hitman | An Interview with John Perkins

FTMWeekly Radio Show with Jerry Robinson - Segment 1

 Jerry Robinson begins this week's program with a market recap and a look at the international currency war that has been heating up over the last few weeks.

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 Tom Cloud joins Jerry for a discussion on the recent rally in gold and silver prices along with some other important news of the week in this week's Precious Metals Market UpdateTom also gives his thoughts on what next week may hold for gold and silver prices.

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FTMWeekly Radio Show with Jerry Robinson - Segment 2

  Confessions of an Economic Hit Man | An Interview with John PerkinsIn Segment Two, Jerry is joined by New York Times best-selling author and former "economic hitman", John Perkins. Perkins is author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and Hoodwinked. Both books explore how corporate greed has been at the core of the global economic crisis.

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FTMWeekly Radio Show with Jerry Robinson - Segment 3  In our final segment, Jerry provides a few final thoughts. Then its time for this week's Financial Strategies segment with Retirement Specialist, John Bearss. This week, John discusses the importance of long term care planning

 

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This Week’s Financial Strategy – Planning for Long Term Care

by John Bearss Transcript Hi Jerry. Today, I would like to focus on one of the 5 building blocks to a good financial plan that you have been teaching for sometime now and that is Building Block number 2 – protection of the assets that God entrusted to us. Let me ask you a question, […]

What Jerry Thinks: On Ron Paul and Ending the Federal Reserve

This week, U.S. Congressman Ron Paul continued his tireless campaign to end the Federal Reserve. On Thursday, Dr. Paul was interviewed over at the Fox Business Network.

The Importance of Life Insurance

Don’t leave your heirs with legal and tax problems that could have been avoided.

Is the Dow Jones Going to 2,000? An Interview with Robert Prechter

This Week’s Topic: Does Elliott Wave Predict a Deflationary Depression or Hyperinflation? Is the Dow Jones Going to 2,000? Listen to the discussion with Jerry Robinson and Robert Prechter.

Watch our Precious Metals Investing 101 Webinar For Free

If you are interested in learning more about investing in gold and silver, then this free online presentation is a must-see. In this special two hour webinar, economist and author Jerry Robinson is joined by precious metals veteran advisor Tom Cloud to discuss what every gold and silver investor should know about the precious metals markets.

Q&A with Retirement Specialist John Bearss

The times we are living in have really escalated the need for financial planning.  I believe people are less fearful of the future if they have established a financial plan for themselves and their families because being prepared is the best solution to relieving stress and fear.