Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform found this gem and posted it: Coupled with this chart (which highlights savings by age): There is a very strong belief in this country that the government will take care of us, and that’s reflected in these numbers. In truth, government is going to take care […]
Suppose you were selling lemonade on a hot day, and really raking it in – people were buying your lemonade hand over fist. Then you suddenly realize that you’re running out of lemonade. Do you close up shop, and miss all those additional sales? Or do you water the lemonade down a bit, reducing the […]
Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform has offered to share a few sample chapters from my new book, How You Got Screwed. Chapter 4, “How You’re Getting Screwed by Retirement Promises,” Is now available on his site. Go here to read it!
Watching the news coverage over the last few years, I’ve come to see politicians as magicians. Not because they’re entertaining in any way, but rather because they’re so good (with the help of the media, their attractive assistants) at misdirection – making you look over here while they do something elsewhere that they don’t want […]
I just received my author’s copies of my new book in the mail yesterday, and it reminded me that I need to figure out exactly what my position is on making money here. I do have a full-time source of income, and I have things that I have to pay for (home, kids, etc.). But […]
The premise behind this blog, and behind other projects to come, is that governments and corporations have become too powerful: They’ve moved from servants to rulers. The freedoms that were fought so hard for are being stripped from us; if we want to live as sovereign citizens it’s up to us to fight back. But […]