One of the major issues facing the United States country is the national debt. It’s currently at nearly $20 trillion and growing every day. And while politicians have railed against the debt for decades, it continues to increase. You may think, this isn’t my debt, it’s the government’s debt and it doesn’t affect me. But is that true?
“Planning for a retirement that’s 10, 20, or 30 years in the future is difficult enough, but it’s even more difficult when you can’t anticipate how severe or how frequent market corrections will be. Wouldn’t it be nice to be to able to plan for your retirement and know that your assets will be protected in any eventuality?”
“I see something else on the horizon: another economic crash, just around the corner—caused by the Federal Reserve System and its monetary policy. I’m not the only one, either. There are plenty of economists and financial experts who agree with me…” -Ron Paul, Former U.S Presidential Candidate
Hi, I’m Ron Paul, former Presidential candidate and US Congressman. If you follow the news, you’ll know that stock markets are near their all-time highs. The Dow Jones Index surpassed the 20,000 point mark for the first time this year, and even broke 21,000 points in March. That’s over 4,000 points higher than its lowest mark in 2016. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite Index are enjoying similarly fast growth.
Retirement is becoming increasingly difficult in today’s world. Social Security benefits are meager, and the program itself will eventually collapse under its own weight. That’s why it’s important to have your own retirement savings, such as an IRA or a 401(k). But inflation erodes the value of those savings over time. The money you save today won’t be worth nearly as much in a decade or two.
“I have been a long-time opponent of the Federal Reserve System. The Fed’s loose monetary policies have fueled bubbles and financial crises almost from the Fed’s inception in 1913. Prices have risen continuously since that time, and especially since the dollar’s last link to gold was broken in 1971. More recently, the Fed has engaged in policies of quantitative easing, creating money out of thin air to purchase financial assets…”
“While the stock market has been reaching all-time highs in recent weeks, those numbers are deceiving. Many experts believe that stock markets are in a bubble, and that the markets are on the verge of a crash. Bond markets, too, have been in a years-long bubble because of trillions of dollars of central bank bond purchases. Once central banks stop buying (and they will), the bond bubble will collapse too.” -Ron Paul, Former U.S Presidential Candidate
“The effects of such a war would be deeply felt by those seeking to save for the future, those hoping for a happy and uneventful retirement…” -Ron Paul