You have more in common with pirates than you may think. You work hard every day to make a living—but how can you be sure your savings will be there when you need them?
Even after centuries, the highest prize for excellence is still gold. But what if an Olympic host country hasn’t got any to spare?
China’s yuan broke every ironclad rule the IMF set for a currency the world could rely on. Guess what the world’s new reserve currency is?
In the frantic closing days of World War II, as Allied troops tightened the net, the Nazis desperately tried to squirrel away their stolen treasures, including millions in looted gold. Some has been found, other prizes still slumber in the secret depths.
It’s sometimes easy to lose sight of one fundamental fact: An economy that’s dynamic and open to new workers—and spenders—is an economy that’s prepared to compete and thrive in a world where the only constant is change.
“Set it and forget it” is a great strategy for crock-pots. But if you put retirement planning on autopilot you really could get burned.