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Category: Economic Crisis

February 9, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

FTMDaily News Update – The “Wealth Effect” Deception

Some Fed policymakers are getting nervous at the quickening pace of what they perceive to be an economic “recovery.” New questions about whether to prematurely end the Fed’s $600 billion bond-buying program…

February 5, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

This Week’s Financial Strategy – An Interview with John Bearss

About John Bearss: John R. Bearss is a Retirement Specialist. He has been helping clients and financial professionals understand financial strategies for 24 years. To speak with John Bearss directly, email him at lifetime@donet.com or call 888-914-9909.

January 28, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

State of the Union: Four Absurd “Solutions” to America’s Debt Crisis

I must admit that as I sat down to watch the State of the Union address last night, I was more hopeful than usual that the President would at least propose a handful of ideas for effectively reducing our budget deficits and our collective national debt.

January 26, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

Give Us Your Opinion: Do you think that States should be allowed to file for bankruptcy protection?

An overwhelming 90% of you voted that the debt ceiling should not be raised and instead the Federal government should have to learn to live within its means…

January 22, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

What Jerry Thinks: Destroying the Nations With Debt Slavery

A report was released by the World Economic Forum ahead of the organization’s high-profile annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which is scheduled for next weekend. According to the report the organization is claiming that the global economy will need access to an additional $103 trillion in “credit” to sustain normal economic growth.

Category: Economic Crisis

This Week’s Financial Strategy – Recognizing the Dangers of Debt

As we start the new year it has been exciting to see how many people are taking advantage of the Christian Financial Advisors Network.  I have talked with many people around the country who do not have a financial advisor or would like a second opinion on the advice they are currently getting.

January 20, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

The World Economic Forum Calls for More Global Debt Slavery

How will the creation of more “debt” help our debt-ridden global economy? It will not. However, it will directly benefit global financial institutions and the banking community… and that is what matters most these days. The more money they can lend, the more interest they can earn.

January 15, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

The Importance of Creating an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is one of the first things that people need to do immediately to help them build a successful financial plan. And no, your credit card is not an emergency fund.

January 7, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

Can The Tea Party Save Washington?

On this week’s program, will the 112th Congress be able to tame Washington’s debt and denial and can the Tea Party save Washington?

Category: Economic Crisis

What Jerry Thinks: Debt and Denial, Washington Style

On Wednesday, newly empowered House Republicans took the reins and opened the 112th Congress to a new era of divided government in the nation’s capitol. Images graced the pages of the print media showing former Speaker Nancy Pelosi handing the gavel, the symbol of power in the Congress, to the apparently humbled Speaker John Boehner.

Category: Economic Crisis

Give Us Your Opinion: Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling For the 11th Straight Time in 11 Years?

This week, I want to know what you think about raising the Congressional debt ceiling. Currently, the national debt ceiling is capped at $14.3 trillion. According to economists, the debt ceiling will need to be raised by March to avoid the government running out of money – and even defaulting.

Category: Economic Crisis

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. 

January 5, 2011 Category: Economic Crisis

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.

December 18, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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.

Category: Economic Crisis

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

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Category: Economic Crisis

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.

December 11, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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.

December 3, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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.

November 19, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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.

November 17, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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.

Category: Economic Crisis

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.

November 3, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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. 

October 25, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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.

October 3, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

The Importance of Life Insurance

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

September 25, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

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. 

September 18, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

The Importance of Tax Management

This week when I met with a client that is retired, I had to explain the concept of, “If you are not financially strong, then you will not be in a position to help anybody else.”  If our own government would understand this concept, maybe we would not have had to experience the financial crisis we are currently in.

September 14, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

How Are Ben Bernanke’s Retirement Assets Invested?

Hi Jerry, this week I came across a very interesting article from the Associated Press written by Dan Wagner, AP Business Writer dated July 30, 2010.  The title of the article is “Bernanke financial disclosure shows no-frills plan”.  Here is what he reported.

September 6, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

Week in Review with Jerry Robinson (8/30 – 9/5)

2010 World Economy Growth Forecast: 4.6%… In July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that the global economy would grow at a rate of 4.6% — the highest rate since 2007.

August 28, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

What Will Happen to Your Estate If The Bush Tax Cuts Expire in 2011?

Well hi Jerry.  Today I would like to discuss what happens to your estate if Congress does not extend the Bush tax cuts on January 1st, 2011.

August 18, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

The Perfect Storm: 5 Economic Trends That Every American Should Be Aware Of

America, and its robust economy, has been the envy of nations of the world since the beginning of 20th century. No other country has been as widely admired and emulated as the United States of America . However, through a potent mixture of destructive monetary policies and undisciplined fiscal policies, the country that was once the greatest creditor nation has now become the greatest debtor nation in global history.

August 15, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

Weekend Update with Jerry Robinson – August 15, 2010

It appears that despite the “best” efforts of Washington, the U.S. economy is continuing its miserable collapse. The jobless rates are more than just mere numbers. They represent agonizing pain of families who are in fear of losing their home to foreclosure and their creditworthiness to bankruptcy.

July 27, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

Austrian Economics in Full Color… and for Free!

I remember the frustration I felt when I enrolled in college to get my second degree. I was stuck between choosing finance and economics. I will never forget the advice given to me by my enrollment counselor. She said: “Finance majors make good money when they get out of school, but economists rule the world.” Needless to say, I chose economics and never looked back.

July 16, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

Banks repossess US homes at record pace

Banks repossessed a record number of U.S. homes in the second quarter, but slowed new foreclosure notices to manage distressed properties on the market, real estate data company RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

July 14, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

Congress to raise retirement age?

In a rare departure from this year’s intense political posturing over the soaring budget deficit, House leaders of both parties recently signaled that they are prepared to tackle a leading long-term liability — Social Security —by raising the retirement age.

July 13, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

The 50 most unbelievable facts about the U.S. economy

As we close on another week replete with ugly economic data and the usual bizarro counterintuitive market, here is a summary of the 50 most underreported facts about the state of the US economy, courtesy of the Coto report.

June 30, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

UN report: Abandon the U.S. dollar

The dollar has proved not to be a stable store of value, which is a requisite for a stable reserve currency.

June 16, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

Russia to Buy Canadian, Aussie Dollars for First Time

Russia may add the Australian and Canadian dollars to its international reserves for the first time after fluctuations in the U.S. dollar and euro.

June 15, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

8 Traits for Financial Success

People who understand the keys to success have a sunnier outlook.

June 10, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

Home repossessions hit record high in May

U.S. foreclosure activity fell in April as lenders repossessed homes at a record pace but started far fewer new actions against struggling homeowners, signaling a plateau in loan failures, RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

June 3, 2010 Category: Economic Crisis

U.S. National Debt Tops $13 Trillion Mark

The federal government is now $13 trillion in the red…