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Avoiding Common Financial Mistakes

If you want to be financially successful and enjoy your retirement, there are a few common financial mistakes that you’ll want to avoid. Not Creating a Budget Creating a budget should be the first step towards taking control of your finances. Saving for retirement takes planning, setting a target amount of money that you want to save every month, and then sticking to that target. You may go a little over budget every now and then, but if you don’t have [...]

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Gold Demand Trends of 2017

The World Gold Council, a trade group for the gold industry, published in early May its report on trends in gold demand for the first quarter of 2017. The report is well worth reading, as it contains numerous insights that could help gold investors. Investment Demand for Gold The highlight of the report was that inflows of gold into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) decreased significantly compared to the first quarter of 2016. By itself, this isn’t terribly meaningful, as the first quarter [...]

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Ron Paul On National Debt Effect

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?