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If you’ve been to the gas station lately, you probably just about turned cartwheels. I know that my last fill-up was almost $15 less than it was a few months ago, which goes along with a recent report that prices are the lowest they’ve been all year. While this seems

Investors like Peter Schiff have been predicting the collapse of the American economy for a long time, and for good reason. If an economy is built on a foundation of borrowed money, then that economy is living on borrowed time. However, despite how fundamentally unsustainable our financial system is, it

Do you have an emergency fund?  If you even have one penny in emergency savings, you are already ahead of about one-fourth of the country.  I write about this stuff all the time, but it always astounds me how many Americans are literally living on the edge financially.  Back in

Margaret Thatcher once said that the big problem with socialist governments is that “they always run out of other people’s money”, and unfortunately we are witnessing this play out in a major way in the state of Illinois right now.  At this point, the Illinois state government has more than

If something happens seven times in a row, do you think that there is a pretty good chance that it will happen the eighth time too?  Immediately prior to the last seven recessions, we have seen an inverted yield curve, and it looks like it is about to happen again

World famous investor Jim Rogers doesn’t have that problem. Since the 1970’s, he’s consistently made a killing every time the global economy has taken a nosedive. You can only do that if you have gift for prognostication, and Jim Rogers has it. However, his latest prediction is alarming to say

Not even during the worst parts of the last recession did things ever get this bad for the U.S. retail industry.  As you will see in this article, more than 300 retailers have already filed for bankruptcy in 2017, and it is being projected that a staggering 8,640 stores will

The last global financial crisis didn’t just hit American banks hard; European banks suffered just as much, if not more. And while our banks have largely recovered from the crisis, the same is not true for some European banks particularly those in the ‘PIGS’ (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain). And

Did you know that the sixth largest bank in Spain failed in spectacular fashion just a few days ago?  Many are comparing the sudden implosion of Banco Popular to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, and EU regulators hastily arranged a sale of the failed bank to Santander in

If Jim Rogers is right, the worst stock market crash that any of us has ever seen is right around the corner.  For the past 15 years, Rogers has been a frequent guest analyst on CNBC, Fox News and elsewhere, and he is immensely respected for the depth of knowledge