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Lessons from Lower Manhattan …

by Nilus Mattive |

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 13 years since the terrorist attacks because my personal memories of September 11th remain as vivid as ever.

In fact, all I have to do is close my eyes and it’s like I’m right back in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001 … getting off a train several stories under the World Trade Center at about 8:45 in the morning.

As the doors opened there was the unmistakable smell of something burning.

“Is a trash can on fire?” asked the conductor.

Nobody answered — we …

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Trading gold like a weatherman …

by Nilus Mattive |

Gold is often touted as the greatest way to protect your wealth against the Fed’s easy money policies and all the geopolitical problems around the world.

Yet the reality is that, despite tons of easy money and lots of geopolitical problems, the yellow metal still hasn’t really performed all that well lately.

That has a lot of investors wringing their hands. And it begs the question: Is it still possible to make any money in the precious metals markets?

Our friend and noted metals expert, James DiGeorgia, says YES! In the following interview, he explains …

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How Jack did it. Plus, patriotism and investing …

by Nilus Mattive |

My last few articles on taxes and retirement really got people buzzing!

For example, in response to my recent column about saving for retirement, a reader named Jack wrote in to tell me his personal story …

“I was born in 1943. I started investing at about age 30 in 1973. I took lots of losses for many years. I never made more than $38k in any one year. Most of the time I made less than $30k.

“Yet through that time by the tech crash of 2000 I had managed to get my …

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You Should Avoid Taxes, Too …

by Nilus Mattive |

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!

Now, in celebration of the American workforce, I would like to remind you once again that there’s nothing wrong with using every legal tax shelter available to you.

In fact, your goal should be keeping as much of the money you earn as possible without breaking any laws.

You see, it’s not entirely coincidental that I wrote last Thursday’s column about companies looking to avoid onerous U.S. tax rates. Or that I pointed out how pro-tax investors like Warren Buffett still look for every possible way to …

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