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After You Have $175 Million


When you have $175 million why start a funky band tour at age 72?  When you have more money than you can spend, what comes next?

The Wall Street Journal article  entitled “‘Oh, Yeah,’ the Song from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ Is Catchy, Irritating and the Origin of an Investing Fortune” (1) tells the story of  how Deiter Meier, a 71-year-old Swiss musician wrote this song and how it has earned several million dollars over the years.

Meier, it turns out, is more than a musician.  He is a good businessman and has turned this source of income into multiple streams of income and a fortune worth about $175 million.  He invested  in a railway company, BVZ Holding AG that benefits from tourism to the Matterhorn in southern Switzerland.  He invested in the company that prints Swiss francs.  He also invested in 250,000 acres of land in Argentina, where he grows grapes for wine and raises beef cattle.

“The Argentina products supply the six restaurants he owns with partners in Switzerland and Germany. His “Loco” Cabernet and Malbec blend sells in Swiss supermarkets for about $15 a bottle.”

He acquired the rights to a patented extraction process for cacao beans, and he is planning a large chocolate factory.

So what is his next big deal?   What he is nervous (and I imagine excited) about is his next little deal?  He belongs to  a band, called October and last year they played their first real gig in Berlin.  Mr. Meier was “semi-nervous.”   That little success has encouraged his bank to plan more European gigs and if that, the band might plan some US performances.

Why would a 72 year old with all that success, delve into this type of career?

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Get Mastery – A Mission Plan for a Life of Fitness, Purpose and Achievement 

The answer to this question, my friend, gets to the root of happiness and financial success.

Too few investors ask the question, “Why do I want to be wealthy?”  Sure we know that food has to be bought.  Rent has to be paid.  Taxes, bills, cars, gas, education, health care, entertainment all cost money.  We need income or capital for all these things.  Yet paying for the basics of life and the luxuries we enjoy does not require that we be really wealthy.  In fact, research shows that money’s ability to make us feel good is quite limited.

Advertisers try to convince us that we need lots of stuff (and they do a pretty good job with their ads) but the law of diminishing returns really does kick in when it comes to stuff.

Purposeful action on the other hand is reinforced by action. The more there is, the better we feel.

The link between positive momentum and being happy is not strong because happiness comes in two ways. The is “evaluative” happiness and “affective” happiness.

Research shows that affective happiness (“how often we experience positive emotions like joy, affection and tranquility, as opposed to negative emotions”) does not rise much after a household reaches an annual income of around $75,000.

Evaluative happiness (“a sense that we are progressing toward our life goals”) keeps getting better as we do more.

The research is clear.  Growing happiness comes from achieving goals, not getting or being rich.  When the process of  making money is divorced from a long term strategy of completing fulfilling missions, the process of investing is more likely to engender fear and unhappiness, than a feeling of fulfillment and security.

Often super rich people like Deiter Meier gain their satisfaction in making limited progress through music.  Paul Allen (entrepreneur from Microsoft), Stephen King (Writer), Dave Barry (Writer) are a few other examples.  They all have super success.  More money brings limited satisfaction so they enjoy playing in a band.

Creating New Rituals with Association

We do not have to be a performer.  Each of us, no matter how much money we have, will have something we really enjoy doing.  We each have a personal task that uncovers and faces our weaknesses and fears, that discovers and reinforces our strengths and desires.

Break down old habits of thought and emotion, some that have been with us a lifetime, with new rituals routines and habits.

Create a ritual that replaces worry with positivity in the here and now.  You become smarter… happier… healthier when you start every day with a goal to do something that creates a positive association.  Warm and fuzzy is good!  Such associations are comforting, and we are more likely to make wise decisions, based on what is right for us… instead of based on fear and dread.  That’s darned important in these times of social and economic turmoil and change that create so many feelings of threat.

This is fundamental to well-being because happy associations create positive attitudes that cut through the multitude of noise that an imbalanced society creates and leads us to making small steps and little wins.

A Super Thinking routine is one way to chip away at our personal negative forces, one day at a time.  Here is one small part of the Super Thinking Training I have included in our Super Thinking Report that can help you create evaluative happiness.

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This is a simple mental ritual that an Ecuador shaman taught Merri and me for raising this awareness. 

Get a spool of gold colored thread.  (Gold represents wealth, wisdom and prosperity.) 

Measure a length of this thread equal to the distance from your belt loop to the thumb of your right hand when you arm is extended (or left if you are left handed). 

Tie one end of the thread to thumb.  Tie the other end of the thread to your belt loop.

Leave this for a day and count how many times you break the thread.

This exercise helps us recover our awareness.  Not breaking the thread all day long is the ideal… but this is not a contest.  This ritual is a powerful reminder that loops you back to the quiet… efficient…simple wisdom that is uniquely you.  Learn more about this discipline below.

We all have purposes.  Happiness, fulfillment and contentment are guides that lead us to them and keep us on track when we are reaching our goals.  Integrating investing and business with purpose not only leads to a more enjoyable life, but can also enhance our material success.

Gary

(1)  www.wsj.com: Oh yeah the song from ferris buellers day off the origin of an investing fortune

Be Smarter With Less Stress

Join the top 3 percent of intelligent people in the world.

Become more independent and relaxed by becoming smarter.

A study of 10,000 British people studied the pure relationship between intelligence and happiness stability.

IQ can predict the emotional ups and downs of life.   The research found that the lower the IQ,  the more stress and higher the ups and downs in life satisfaction.  The differences were not due to education, income, or jobs either, but simply IQ.

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Delegates at a Super Thinking course relaxing in their secret rose garden.

Free yourself by becoming smarter, healthier, happier… in just weeks… hearing  a relaxation session that takes you into your secret rose garden.

Merri, David and I originally developed this session for our Super Thinking courses and have set it into an online workshop for you.

Listen… just 18 minutes day.  We guarantee your life will be better.

Inflate Your IQ.

When it comes to money… inflation is cheating.

That’s bad for you.

When it comes to intelligence… inflating is smart… fair… good for you and it’s good for the rest of the world.

Monetary inflation is a sneaky government and business trick.

What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

They devalue the currency so you get more dollars that buy less.  They can rip off your salary,  your pension…raise insurance, almost everything.

And they make you work harder… longer… for less.

Whittle, whittle, whittle.  Push, push, push.  That’s what monetary inflation does to you.

Fight back… overcome the inflation trick.  Inflate your IQ as you relax.

Gain more than IQ.

Be smarter… more energetic…. healthier… more relaxed.

That’s the way to get ahead!

Create more income opportunity.  Reduce stress.  Improve your health.  Be naturally smarter… use Super Thinking.

You can improve your IQ in just weeks.

You might well ask… How is this possible?

Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

 Improve the brain through music… without lessons.

Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.

Here’s a huge bonus.  Super Thinking also relieves stress.  Super Thinking is fun.

You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything:  health… earning… education… investing.

Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

Share our years of experience.

For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).  Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound.  Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.

The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing.  Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit.  Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.

For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

Our guarantee.

I guarantee it.  Order the Super Thinking Workshop.  Use it for two months.  If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop  $49.95.

Gary

(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 

Funky Micro Business in Weeds


There are many funky micro business opportunities in weeds.

One man’s flower is another man’s weed.  One man’s problem is another man’s opportunity.

The wonderful flowers in our North Carolina front yard are…

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weeds.   They are beautiful one time of the year but take over if not controlled.  We use bush hogs to keep them cut back… but our meadows are fpr grazing and  are small.   Mowing won’t work in most types of farming and this fact creates profit potential.

Excerpts from a Businessweek article The Super Weed Strikes Back tells the tale:  Justin Cariker grabs a 7-foot-tall Palmer pigweed at his farm, bending the wrist-thick stem to reveal how it has overwhelmed the cotton plant beneath it. This is no ordinary weed: Over time it has developed resistance to Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup. Hundreds of such “superweeds” are rising defiantly across this corner of the Mississippi Delta. “We’re not winning the battle,” Cariker, owner of Maud Farms in Dundee, Miss., says as he looks at weeds that tower over his infested cotton field like spindly green scarecrows.

Cariker’s superweeds represent a growing problem for Monsanto, whose $11 billion of annual sales are anchored in crops genetically engineered to tolerate Roundup, the world’s best-selling weedkiller. The use of Roundup Ready seeds has transformed farming in the 15 years since their debut, allowing growers to easily dispatch hundreds of types of weeds with a single herbicide while leaving crops unscathed. “When the Roundup system first came out, to a farmer this was the best thing that ever happened,” says Cariker, who used the labor-saving technology to double his planted acreage, to 5,000. “Farmers thought we had died and gone to heaven.”

Not exactly: It turns out the widespread use of Roundup has led to the evolution of far-tougher-to-eradicate strains of weeds.

Resistant weeds are a huge problem as the world’s food supplies struggle to keep up with a growing population.  and the bigger the problem the greater the opportunity.

More powerful herbicides are not the answer.  Toxic sprays already create health problems enough!

Finding ways to supply nutritious, healthy foods is among the top income producing  fields.

This is why we we have made Bio Wash one of the five turnkey business opportunities we have integrated into our International Business Made EZ program.

The Beta Turnkey International Micro Business program is aimed at bringing goodness AND profit.

Take Bio Wash as an example.  A recent message we shared over two dozen ways that people from restaurants to farmers to garbage processors are using this organic bio degradable product to enhance some part of their business and help the environment at the same time.

Bio Wash helps plants grow and is…

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well suited for small business.

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Gary

We have general plans for this micro business program but will refine it as we work with the first readers who enroll.  We find the best way to develop systems is to refine through action. We expect our beta program this year to clarify how we can best help our readers develop successful micro businesses and invite your participation.

To start either order one of the three online programs.

International Business Made EZ ($239)

Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher ($299)

Event – Full How to Earn With  Your Own Seminars ($349)

or enroll in an International Business and Investing Seminar to be eligible.

Most readers  who enroll in our Online Courses and attend our International Business and Investing Seminar have their own business in mind.  Our courses and seminars will help make your business ideas work better.   Those who do not have a business idea can join in our turnkey micro business program.

Gary

One Man – Millions Ruined

Forget nuclear threats.  No one will do it.  Mad (mutual assured destruction) still works.

Plus building an A bomb is a lot of work and requires remarkable resources and skill.

Hacking is much better.  The damage is formidable.

Even one man can do a lot towards bringing a nation down.

Russian and Chinese hacking are bigger problems than bombs.

Hackers have done so much more damage than any explosive.  The Wall Street Journal article “Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense” (1) says “The breach, considered the most serious in years, could enable Russia to evade NSA surveillance and more easily infiltrate U.S. networks.”

The Navy Times website article “Report: Navy is under ‘cyber siege,’ national secrets leaking from the hull” (2) tells how cyber skills will be  weapon of the next war.

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The report reveals a 57-page internal Navy review that shows a dire picture regarding an ongoing cyber war pitting hackers against the Navy.

The report shows how the Navy and its contractors “under cyber siege” by many, including Chinese government hackers . The hackers have exploited critical flaws in U.S. cyber security to steal huge amounts of national security secrets from the defense industry.

The final report claims that although the U.S. is aware of cyber attacks by foreign hackers, the government has struggled to respond to the large number of breaches and has failed to effectively warn its defense contractors.

“We are under siege,” a senior Navy official said in the report. “People think it’s much like a deathly virus — if we don’t do anything, we could die.”

The document reports that China’s involvement in hacking has boosted its military prowess, “thereby altering the calculus of global power,” the Journal added.

The Russians and Chinese are not the worst worry either.

We have enough personal security worries from the US alone.

Look at the damage that one single person can do!

Recently the Federal Reserve Bank sent me a letter saying that a Fed employee had stolen data about customers of numerous banks including ours… and including Merri’s and my accounts.   They gave me two years of free credit security.

One person, with one 500 gigabyte flash drive can ruin your life and millions of others.

Once that data is out who knows what those, who have access to it, will do… to you and to me?

One Fed employee isn’t the only sad story.

Equifax claims that a single mistake, by just one employee, exposed sensitive personal information of nearly 146 million Americans.

In the same month, Yahoo admitted that a 2013 hack affected all three billion of its accounts. (3)

Everyone it seems… from a single person to entire nations… want their hands in your pockets…

Their pen on your checkbook..,

Their eyes in your room…

Which nations?

We have heard plenty about Russia, but China with more than half of its 1.4 billion people online, has a slew of cyberspies and hackers.

In 1999 Chinese hackers planted messages denouncing “NATO’s brutal action” on several U.S. government websites.  Two years later Chinese hackers defaced thousands of U.S.-based websites, including the White House site.

Then they went quiet, so one wonders what they are silently up to.   If they can get in the White House web sites… what else can they do… to me and to you?

Then there is North Korea.  While they talk big about A-bombs and ICBMs, they have quietly been stealing bitcoins (4).  There have been three attacks against South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges in just the last few months.  The hackers go after cryptocurrency exchanges, swap them into other, more anonymous cryptocurrencies — or move them elsewhere and eventually withdraw them in traditional currencies.

They go after traditional banks as well.

North Korea is linked to attacks on banks in 18 countries including Bangladesh, Ecuador, the Philippines, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand, and Uruguay.   One of their cyberheists on Bangladesh’s Central Bank netted them tens of millions of dollars.

If they can steal from central banks… what chance do our individual accounts have?

Getting their hands on our money isn’t all.

Hackers, individuals and governments, are after control of our electricity grids, our subways and smartphones.

They can influence us… disrupt, divide and even bring an entire nation to a standstill.

No gas.

Nor cell phones.

The lights go out.

Food and water in stores is… gone.

No radio.  No internet… no TV.

What can we do?

Sadly, when it comes to protecting our money, our privacy and ways of life that involve the internet… there is not much we can do.

There is a way, however, to take advantage of modern technology but still have a safe lifestyle as well.

Live anywhere.  Earn Everywhere. Become a Pruppie.

See below, how to gain a better,  higher income, but with a safe and low stress life.

A huge economic struggle is taking place.

If that struggle is lost what’s left of our privacy, the safety of our food supply, the control over our health, the safety of our money and even the sanctity of our opinions and thoughts could be lost.

Markets and social order can collapse at any time.  Schools are not safe from shooters on the rampage.  Streets are in danger of terrorists ramming their cars into riders on bikes.  We are no longer safe… in shopping centers, at festivals, even in the church.

Yet the bigger danger grows.   This struggle is taking place, right now.

You can read about tiny parts of this conflict daily in the news.   Most of the clash however is hidden from view.  There are horrible consequences hidden beneath the visible spin.

There is an association forming that can ruin our health care, nutrition and the environment.  This group an control what you read on the internet, see all the words in our phone calls, watch what we see on TV and slant the trends we learn about in social media.

Everything you write or say can be recorded and used  to control what you hear and read.

The warning shot, above the surface, was the merger between Bayer and Monsanto.

Bayer and Monsanto each have each developed poisons that are harsh on our ecosystem.

The merger of the two firms should have been stopped to ensure human and planetary survival.

But these massive companies have invested so much into lobbying and financing political campaigns that they have the ability to shape political systems to their own end.

Scientific studies found that neonicotinoid pesticides made by Bayer have almost eradicated some bird populations and flying insects.

These pesticides, along with Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Roundup, have delivered a one-two punch against  butterflies, honeybees and birds. Roundup has also been linked to over 40 human diseases, including cancer.

But both the US and the European Union approved the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto.  This union not only increases the potential of adding toxic poison to the environment but also gives this giant form control over genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity globally.

This union is horrible enough, yet it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

Seven companies are involved in a more sinister plot.

The momentum of this dangerous alliance has picked up faster than anticipated.

I began researching and preparing a report “Learn Anywhere, Earn Everywhere” when the Bayer-Monsanto merger was the big deal.   They were two of the seven firms involved in this almost invisible take-over of our food and medical services as well as the internet, cell phones and TV.

I started researching when I saw the hidden depths of this Bayer-Monsanto merger.  I was truly concerned and shocked because my research discovered that the consolidation of Bayer and Monsanto is not the biggest merger nor the most dangerous by far.

I miscalculated how much time we have.  I went to work on the report right away, taking my time to delve deeply, but even before I have finished the report, events have begun to heat up.   The pace of this hidden unification has increased.  Now another merger is taking place, far more destructive and the alliance has an incredible lobby program working to make sure that the deal goes through.

A triad of three huge concerns and four smaller ones with hundreds of billions of dollars have built one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington.  Nearly 100 registered lobbyists are already on retainer and they include former members of Congress.   One company in this heptagon is also the largest donor to federal lawmakers.

The donations we know of equal more than $11 million paid to 374 of the House’s 435 members and 85 of the Senate’s 100 members in this election cycle.

This deadly seven point affiliation is likely to snake into almost every part of our livelihood.

One part of the cartel will increase our dependence on modified food that can purposely increase our needs for pharmaceuticals manufactured and sold at outrageous prices by another arm of the group.

The organizations will know more about us than any other group in existence.  They will (in fact they already are) act as spies for the government.  This amalgamation will control what ads we see, the products we buy, listen into our phone calls and even monitor and influence what we see on TV.

Sadly most of the public will not even know that this fusion has taken place.  Life will appear to go on as normal.  They won’t even see the change as what’s left of their good life which could be drained away by corporate malfeasance.

This is why I am rushing a report to you so you can be one of the few who avoid the ruin of this alliance and gain rather than lose from the shift.

The report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” contains seven steps we can take to gain benefits and protection from this cartel.

Here is some background.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Carl Duisberg, the head of Bayer, created a profit sharing cartel from three firms BASF, Bayer and Agfa, called the Dreibund (Triple Alliance) or little IG.

This German chemical association dominated commerce everywhere under the name of IG Farben, the largest company in Europe, the 4th largest anywhere and the largest chemical company in the world.

Because “Power Corrupts” this company morphed into something truly evil before and during the Second World War.

After WWII IG Farben was considered so morally corrupt it could not be allowed to continue to exist and was split into its original constituent companies.  Today Agfa, BASF, Sanofi and Bayer (now expanded) remain.

This is where facts become truly scary.  Some of these very same companies have merged with other mega concerns to create a new American Dreibund (a Triple Alliance dominating the USA).   This new cartel has such power it can take control of your food, your medicine and even influence, if not control, what you read and the information you access for health and wealth.  Even worse, they can monitor everything you do and give it to others in government and business as well.

From a political point of view we cannot do much about this alliance.   The cartel has hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of lobbyists.  They are making their big move right now, to take advantage of the current political distraction.  They know that after an election politicians are willing to accept bad news because it will be forgotten in four years.

In addition their greatest enemy in the government has only a couple of months left as the head of the Federal agency that will fight this cartel.

Only a few people will know how to take advantage of the shifts created from the results of this alliance.

The sooner we act, the greater the benefits.   This is why I want to rush my newest report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” to you.  This report shares how to protect what you have from this coalition that is taking over mainstream media, our food supply as well as our medical history, health care and communications.

Fortunately a loophole can set you free.  You can protect what you have and actually improve your situation, a lot.  Merri and I have already jumped though the loophole and want to share why and how you should too.

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Become a Pruppie!

May I coin a new word, Pruppie?

We all know about preppers.  They believe that the world, as we know it, is about to end.  And we also know about Uppies, upward professionals as in Yuppies, young upward professionals.  Uppies expect their world to get better.

The reality is that our worlds have changed and for most of us, there is still great opportunity for a better lifestyle, yet the preppies could be right.

I invite you to join Merri and me as Pruppies, those who expect the world to get better and live and earn based on that expectation but enjoy a progressive lifestyle of freedom that also happens to prepare us for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper anyway.  We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in this report, you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?

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You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers the American Dreibund has planned for the public.  The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, has continued to grow.  There is an incredible new economy that’s opening for those who know what to do.  There are great new opportunities and many of them offer enormous income potential and they even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng growing in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report.

There are are specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increase your income, make you smarter, healthier and provide tax benefits as well. 

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.

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These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond at our farm is a pleasure but also helps create a safe, healthy food supply and creates a tax deduction as well.

My Guarantee

This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years.  The information is certainly the most urgent.  Do not delay.  The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.

To take any risk out of gaining this urgent information with my full satisfaction or money back guarantee.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I guarantee you can ask for a full refund any time within 60 days and I’ll refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

You can keep the reports as my thanks for ordering it.

Buy Live Anywhere, Earn Everywhere Report  $39.99

Gary

(1) www.wsj.com: Russian hackers stole NSA data

(2) www.navytimes.com: Navy is under cyber siege national secrets leaking from the hull

(3) finance.yahoo.com: 2013 hack hit 3 billion Yahoo accounts

(4)  money.cnn.com: North Korea hackers take bitcoin

Read Businessweek article The Super Weed Strikes Back

 

Funky Micro Business in Ecuador Mules


How’s this for a funky micro business… Selling Ecuador mules.

Two readers Terry and Susan Aris recently shared how they have started a funky micro business in Ecuador… breeding and selling mules.

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Terry Aris

There are five ways to survive and profit if you are in Ecuador and the US dollar loses its purchasing power.

Invest in equities.

Invest in commodities.

Invest in multi currencies.

Invest in real estate.

Invest in your own micro business.

Your micro business should be based on doing something you enjoy.  The Eris’s business exemplifies advice in our online International Business Made EZ Course of doing what you love… starting small… plus using previous experience, skills and contacts to begin your next micro business path.

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Susan Aris

The Arises have plenty of experience breeding mules at their Alberta farm. This is their passion and this has already taken them abroad…. to use mules in building a tram in Hong Kong.

Excerpts from a Pincher Creek Echo article entitled “Mules headed for Hong Kong” says:  Terry Aris loaded six of his best mules into a trailer that hauled them to a quarantine stable in Surrey, British Columbia, the first step in their journey to Hong Kong.

The mules are being sent to Hong Kong to help with the construction of a cable car at a tourist attraction. The mules will be carrying the materials that are used to build the bases of the cable cars such as timber, cement, soil and waste material.

Construction is expected to take 14 months to build the 5.7-kilometre long cable car system.

The rail operator, MTR Corp. in Hong Kong, wanted an old-fashioned, green solution to construct the cable car.

On May 7 they will be leaving for Hong Kong where they will be quarantined for two more weeks at the Hong Kong Jockey Club ?which is sort of like the Ritz Hotel,? says Aris who will be making the journey over to settle his animals in.

A mule, a cross between a horse and a donkey, in good shape can carry up to 300 pounds, but during a regular working day a mule would carry around 150 to 180 pounds.  Aris has been breeding mules for 25 years but has never sent his mules this far from home or had the chance to travel with them.

That was the beginning and once they fell in love with Ecuador and bought a home in Cotacachi… bringing mules was an obvious next.

There seems to be a huge shortage of mules in Ecuador.

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Aris mules.

No matter how funky your business idea might seem… weird… whacky… unknown.  Don’t despair.  When you are pursuing your passion you are headed in the right direction.  Our Funky Micro Business Hall of Fame shows  dozens of ways that out of the box thinkers have gained income with an unusual idea they love.

Gary

Multi Currency Value Investing Seminar

Old Accord Creates New Profits – Multi Currency Investments.

Earn more with multi currency stock market breakouts.

Improve Safety – Increase Profits

Learn how to improve the safety of your savings and investments by selecting good value and diversified investments in a multi-currency portfolio.

Few decisions are as important to your wealth as the value of the markets and currencies you invest in.  This has been our area of expertise since the 1970s and we have worked with and advised some of the largest currency traders in the world.

Gain Protection First – Against the Dollar’s Purchasing Power Loss.  In 1913 the The Federal Reserve Act created the Federal Reserve Bank to protect the purchasing power of the US dollar, which has since lost about 94% of its purchasing power.  Here is its price compared with gold since 1900.

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Dollar chart from pricedingold.com (1)

The Fed has let the dollar lose most of its strength plus has allowed interest rates to fall so low, that safe investments cannot keep pace with the drop in purchasing power.

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Chart from Grandfather Economic Report (2)

Many investors have forgotten about the risk of a falling dollar because the greenback has been strong for the past five years.  This temporary dollar strength came after the great recession of 2009 just as there was temporary dollar strength after the great recession of the 1980s.  Then about six years after the recession, an agreement was made by major governments to weaken the dollar.

There was a severe global economic recession affecting much of the developed world in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  The United States and Japan exited the recession relatively early, but high unemployment would continue to affect Europe and the UK through to at least 1985.  As a consequence between 1980 and 1985, the US dollar had appreciated by about 50% against the Japanese yen, Deutsche mark, French franc and British pound, the currencies of the next four biggest economies at the time. Then the governments reached an agreement and exchange rate values of the dollar versus the yen declined by 51% from 1985 to 1987.

Now the world is again in the same place.  The recession is over.  Europe is a bit behind in recovery and the dollar is higher than before the recession.

There is no reason for the greenback to be  strong.

The agreement in 1985 was called the Plaza Accord.   Over just two years the greenback dropped nearly 50% versus other major currencies.  The next accord will generate great profits for those who know what to do while it ruins the purchasing power of dollar back investments.

The strong US dollar and low interest rates have created one of the biggest stock and multi currency breakout opportunities in history.  Learn how to create a plan to profit from multi currency shifts ahead.

One reason for the potential gains is that stock markets and currency values are cyclical.  Due to low interest rates created by the 2009 economic downturn, the US and a few other equity markets have risen to some of their highest prices, ever.  These markets offer very poor value now.  The steep valuation creates incredible profit potential but also hides some enormous risks.  Learn how to develop an investing strategy based of earnings, cash flows, dividends and book values to increase potential for profit and reduce the risks.

Next Extra Profit Created by Value Breakouts

Over the history of US equity markets, the  price of overall markets have risen about 9.1 percent, respectively, compounded annually.  Yet over more than a hundred years of stock market activity,  a majority of the profits have come from just a very few dramatic breakouts.

Equity markets are ruled in the short term by emotions that create unpredictable ups and downs.  Numerous fears of defaults, worries of double dip recessions, high unemployment, concerns about fiscal cliffs, hold investors back.  Yet global population growth and advances in production and prosperity are relentless economic fundamentals that increase value.

When fear holds back a a fundamentally rising value, rising profit potential grows.  Values increase as prices stagnate.  Then markets break free and rocket upwards creating wealth, prosperity and growth.

Find out which breakouts are likely to take place next.

Stocks rise from the cycle of war, productivity and demographics. Cycles create recurring profits. Economies and stock markets cycle up and down around every 15 years as shown in this graph.

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The effect of war cycles on the US Stock Market since 1906.

Bull and bear cycles are based on cycles of human interaction, war, technology and productivity.  Economic downturns create war.

Here is the war stock cycle.  Military struggles (like the Civil War, WWI, WWII and the Cold War: WWIII) super charge inventiveness that creates new forms of productivity…the steam engine, the internal combustion engine,  production line processes, jet engines, TV, farming techniques, plastics, telephone, computer and lastly during the Cold War, the internet.  The military technology shifts to domestic use.  A boom is created that leads to excess.  Excess leads to correction. Correction creates an economic downturn and again to war.

Learn how the Cyber War (WWIV) may change the way we live and act and how this will affect currencies and investments.

Learn:

* How to easily buy global currencies, shares and bonds.

* Trading down and the benefits of investing in real estate in Small Town USA.  We will share why this breakout value is special and why we have been recommending good value real estate in this area since 2009.

* What’s up with gold and silver?  One session looks at my current position on gold and silver and asset protection.  We review the state of the precious metal markets and potential problems ahead for US dollars.  Learn how low interest rates eliminate  opportunity costs of diversification in precious metals and foreign currencies.

* How to improve safety and increase profit with leverage and staying power.  The seminar reveals Warren Buffett’s value investing strategy from research published at Yale University’s website.  This research shows that the stocks Buffet chooses are safe (with low beta and low volatility), cheap (value stocks with low price-to-book ratios), and high quality (stocks of companies that are profitable, stable, growing, and with high payout ratios), but his big, extra profits come from leverage and staying power.  At times Buffet’s portfolio, as all value portfolios, has fallen, but he has been willing and able to wait long periods for the value to reveal itself and prices to recover.

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This chart based on a 45 year portfolio study shows that holding a diversified good value portfolio (based on a  good value strategy) for 13 month’s time, increases the probability of outperformance to 70%.  However those who can hold the portfolio for five years gain a 88% probability of beating the bellwether in the market and after ten years the probability increases to 97.5%.

Time is your friend when you use a good value strategy.  The longer you can hold onto a well balanced good value portfolio, the better the odds of outstanding success.

Learn how much leverage to use.  Leverage is like medicine, the key is dose.  Buffett leverages his portfolio at a ratio of approximately 1.6 to 1.  This rate of expansion by the way is called the “Golden Ratio”.  It is a mathematical formula that controls the growth of most natural things; trees, the shape of leaves, the spiral of shells, as well as the way economies and societies grow.

We’ll sum the strategy, how to leverage cheap, safe, quality stocks and for what period of time based on your circumstances.

Learn to plan in a way so you never run out of money.  The seminar also has a session on the importance of having and sticking to a plan.  See how success is dependent on conviction, wherewithal, and skill to operate with leverage and significant risk.  Learn a three point strategy based on my 50 (almost) years of investing experience combined with wisdom gained from some of the world’s best investment managers and economic mathematical scientists.

Enjoy investing more with slow, worry free, good value investing.  Stress, worry and fear are three of an investor’s worst enemies.  These are major foundations of the Behavior Gap, a trait exhibited by most investors, that causes them to underperform any market they choose.  The behavior gap is created by natural human responses to fear.  The losses created by this gap grow when investors trade short term under stress.

Learn how to put meaning into your investing by creating profitable strategies that combine good value investments with unique, personal goals.

Learn how to span the behavior gap.  Behavior gaps are among the biggest reasons why so many investors fail.  Human evolution makes fear the second most powerful motivator.  (Greed is the third.)  Fear creates investment losses due to behavior gaps.  Fear motivates us more strongly than desire.  By nature investors are risk adverse, when they should embrace risk.  Purpose is the most powerful motivator,  stronger than fear and greed.  One powerful way to overcome the behavior gap is to invest with a purpose.

Combine your needs and capabilities with the secrets and the math of our good value model portfolio.

Share ideas about my good value portfolio.  My personal investment portfolio comes from a continual analysis of international stock markets and a comparison of their value based on current book to price, cash flow to price, earnings to price, average dividend yield, return on equity and cash flow return.

Markets included in this portfolio are:

• Norway
• Australia
• Hong Kong
• Japan
• Singapore
• United Kingdom
• Taiwan
• South Korea
• China

These markets have been chosen based on four pillars of valuation.

• Absolute Valuation
• Relative Valuation
• Current versus Historic Valuation
• Current Relative versus Relative Historic Valuation

Learn how to use Country ETFs to easily construct a diversified, risk-controlled, equally weighted representative country portfolios in all of these good value countries.

To achieve this goal my portfolio consists of Country Index ETFs that track an index of shares in a specific country.  These country ETFs provide diversification into a basket of equities in the good value countries.  The expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund as well so such ETFs provide diversification and cost efficiency.

This is an easy, simple and effective approach to zeroing in on value because little management and guesswork is required.  You are investing in a diversified portfolio of good value indices.  A BUY rating for an index does NOT imply that any stock in that country is an attractive investment, so you do not have to pick and choose shares.  You can invest in the index which is like investing in all the shares in the index.  All you have to do is invest in an ETF that in turn invests passively in all the shares of the index.

Learn the results of a $80,000 share purchase cost test that found the least expensive way to invest in good value.  The keys to this portfolio are good value, low cost, minimal fuss and bother.  Plus a great savings of time.  Trading is minimal, usually not more than one or two shares are bought or sold in a year.  I wanted to find the very least expensive way to create and hold this portfolio so I performed a test.

The Test for Low Cost Trading

Research put every part of this portfolio in place, except knowing the best, easiest and least expensive way to buy.  A search for an optimal way to buy and hold boiled down to two methods.  One tactic to test was to use a unique online broker that appeared to offer the lowest cost deal.  The other approach was to use a community bank in Smalltown USA.  The small town bank that I use looks after my 401K trust account and their service is first class.  The benefit of small banks is that they still treat us as a human beings (instead of a number) and when we need, it’s easy to go right to the top to answer a question or get a problem resolved.  There are no call centers and the bank and the person looking after my account is just around the corner.

I created a test to see which offered the least expensive service.

Working with my banker in Smalltown USA,  I created two accounts, one at the online broker and the other at the bank. I placed $40,000 in each.

I set up the order for the country ETFs online, while my trust manager set up orders for the identical amounts of the same shares in his system.  Then we got on the phone, coordinated our timing and on a count of three each pushed the button “BUY”.

The results of this test  show how you can gain on any purchase of country ETFs.

In this special offer, you can get this online seminar FREE when you subscribe to our Personal investing Course.

Save $468.90 If You Act Now

Subscribe to the first year of The Personal investing Course (Pi).  The annual fee is $299, but to introduce you to this online, course that is based on real time investing, I am knocking $102 off the subscription.  Plus you receive FREE the $29.95 report “Three Currency Patterns for 50% Profits or More”, the $39.95 report “Silver Dip 2017” and our latest $297 online seminar for a total savings of $468.90.

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Triple Guarantee

Enroll in Pi.  Get the basic training, the 46 market value report, access to all the updates of the past two years, the two reports and the Value Investing Seminar right away. 

#1:  I guarantee you’ll learn ideas about investing that are unique and can reduce stress as they help you enhance your profits through slow, worry free, easy diversified investing.

If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.

#2:  I guarantee you can cancel your subscription within 60 days and I’ll refund your subscription fee in full, no questions asked.

#3:  You can keep the two reports and Value Investing Seminar as my thanks for trying.

You have nothing to lose except the fear.   You gain the ultimate form of financial security as you reduce risk and increase profit potential.

Subscribe to Pi now, get the 130 page basic training, the 120 page 46 market value analysis, access to over 100 previous Pifolio updates, the “Silver Dip 2017” and “Three Currency Patterns For 50% Profits or More” reports, and value investment seminar, plus begin receiving regular Pifolio updates throughout the year.

Subscribe to a Pi annual subscription for $197 and receive all the above.

Your subscription will be charged $299 a year from now, but you can cancel at any time.

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Gary

(1) Dollar chart from pricedingold.com

(2) Grandfather Economic Report

 

International Micro Business Fair – Invent a Future IV


An article in last week’s Sunday New York Times, says that never since the Great Recession of the 1930s have so many Americans started businesses (565,000 of them a month in 2010) than at any period in the last decade and a half!

Technology that diminishes the dimensions of time and space… and favors small businesses… especially the internet, has made it more possible than ever before for individuals to follow their dreams with their own global micro business.

Now expanding your own business becomes easier with our International Micro Business Fair Advertising that reaches our 27,000 + reader list.

Our latest advertiser for Ecuador real estate sent this note yesterday:  Gary and Merri, Your ad opened Tuesday August 16th.  I had an overwhelming response and sold the first unit Friday August 19th.  Thanks for the great job and great website.  Regards, John Fisher.

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You can see this ad here.

Ecuador real estate ads is a way we have been helping our Ecuadorian readers.

The success of these ads has led to a new International Micro Business Fair Advertising program.

www.EcuadorLiving.com  and www.Garyascott.com  have a combined and growing list of readers nearing 30,000.  You can reach our readers with offers to sell or distribute or buy your product.

Many of these readers share three things in common.

#1: They have moved or are planning to move from their homeland and need something to do in their new residence.

#2: They need extra income.

#3: They have income and/or savings and capital.

You can show these readers how to earn with your product from an affiliate, distributorship or wholesale plan with an International Micro Business Fair Ad.

If you have a business or product that you wish to expand with our readers who are looking for business opportunities, place an International Micro Business Fair Ad.

When you sign up for an ad, I’ll build a post in WordPress… send you a sample for approval in a Word .doc file and upon your approval post it at our site. Our autoresponder systerm will send the post to both our main lists… plus your ad will be placed and remain in our monthly Funky Business Hall of Fame until you tell us to pull the ad.

Often the post will get a good Google ranking for you.

For example when we write about funky micro business ideas… we get results at Google.

Yesterday six our our messages ranked in the top ten for the phrase “funky micro business ideas”.

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We also often deliver good Google rankings on our Ecuador real estate ads.

Take for example the Puerto Lopez beach house ad shown above.  Just a day after the ad was placed Google ranked the ad for the phrase “Puerto Lopez Beach House” #1, #2, and #3.

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The ad also ranked at Google on the first page for the phrase “Puerto Lopez Beach”.

The ad cost, including the building of the page, is $450.

Place International Micro Business Fair Ad Order Here $450

Place Ecuador real estate sale ads here $450.

Gary