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Health in the Summer Heat

Here a health tip that defeats the summer heat. This week I realized it’s time for my annual blackberry reminder as we have been picking wild blackberries along the creek.  Merri and I invited friends over for a blackberry party, picking followed by a fresh baked, wild blackberry cobbler. While in a deep glen competing […] [Read Health in the Summer Heat]

Silver Spike

Urgent!   Yesterday’s spike in the gold-to-silver ratio caused me to reset my messages and send this to you right now. Gold-to-silver ratio chart at Kitco.com yesterday afternoon, August 15, 2018. The rising US dollar and maturity in the economic cycle make this a good time to reduce equities and build liquidity. Yet where should that […] [Read Silver Spike]

Equity Seasonality Warning

Earlier this month we sent our Purposeful Investing subscribers a warning about Seasonality. We quoted one of the investment managers we track (Eric Roseman) who wrote: “Beware Worst Months of Seasonal Weakness”. Though I’m tempted to plug one or two international stocks, I’m going to wait until later next month or beyond. We’re soon entering […] [Read Equity Seasonality Warning]

Five More Ways to be Smarter

Here are five steps to being smarter. Last week’s post “How to be Smarter” reviewed the most important asset we can have in today’s fast [aced, ever changing world. Intelligence! We have to be smarter so we can see through and beyond the hidden agendas, the deceits of big business and politics, destructive progress and […] [Read Five More Ways to be Smarter]

Make Lemonade With Writing

Here’s how to be free even as freedom falls. America in many ways is a police state.   50 years of creeping legislation make Americans suffer under onerous restrictions. Are they criminals?  Image from the the Wall Street Journal article “Grown-Ups Fight for Children’s Right to Sell Lukewarm Lemonade”  (1). How far can legislation go? Americans can […] [Read Make Lemonade With Writing]

One Way to be Smarter

We need every bit of intellect we can gain to survive and prosper in today’s fast paced, ever changing world. The most important asset we can have today is intelligence!  We have to be smarter so we can see through and beyond the hidden agendas, the deceits of big business and politics, destructive progress and […] [Read One Way to be Smarter]

Where Big Business Fears to Go

Here’s how you can beat big business with writing. How can we as individuals, working from our dining room table or something like that,  compete against a huge something like this? Be where big businesses dare not go… hyper local. Communities need hyper local news. Big media fills us with information that is, for us […] [Read Where Big Business Fears to Go]

The Perfect Pension

Your own business in writing can be the perfect pension.  Fun, fulfilling. Profitable. This shot was taken of me working… at researching a book I wrote about Ecuador. When this type of activity is work, who needs retirement or a pension?  This kind of job is the perfect pension. The WSJ.com article: “The Pension Hole […] [Read The Perfect Pension]

What’s Your Purpose?

Here’s three lessons on how to let the important purposes in your life unfold. You’ll feel fulfilled when manifesting your purpose and at times can profit financially as well. These lesson come from a Wall Street Journal article (1) that shares how a man’s purpose is to eat at the world’s top 100 restaurants. The […] [Read What’s Your Purpose?]

The Power of Fashionable Shares

The power of fashionable shares is destructive.   Avoid that false energy! When the equity bulls are rushing without thought… get out of the way. Most investors join the herd. This image is from economic article Stampede (1) that says: “The mass impulse of a cattle stampede can be triggered by something as innocuous as a […] [Read The Power of Fashionable Shares]