To hear our future president tell it, China is the big bad wolf in the room. In fact, there is a whole meme of Donald Trump saying nothing but China. But is China really rising? Are we all doomed to speak Mandarin? Will the Statue of Liberty be relocated soon to the South China Sea? Well, not really. Though a whole heck of a lot of is happening when it comes to the Chinese and the East in general. They’ve Got a Lot of People. I Mean a Lot of Them The first thing to realize about China and the … Read More >

So you want to be rich huh? Fat chance. No, literally, fat chance. Turns out that one of the many things rich people know that the average Joe is clueless about is the fact that junk food is a killer. Who knew? That Big Mac might taste good but it’s holding your wallet back too. Must be a conspiracy of the rich to keep the poor suckers down, huh? But seriously, you wanna be rich? Check out my advice: Quit the Crap Fest Turns out that 70% of rich people tend to avoid junk food like the plague. One of … Read More >

Let’s face it – if you’re reading this blog then it’s likely that you’re not rich yet. Unless of course you are our president-Elect. Considering how often I write about Mr. Trump, I like to think he drops by to see what all the fuss is about. Hey Mr. President-elect, good luck in the White House. Do us all proud and show us that the far left was wrong. But I digress. You wanted to know why you’re not rich. There’s a very simple reason for that: because you make your money in a lousy J.O.B. (Just Over Broke). I’ve … Read More >

So the impossible has happened – the Donald will be our 45th president. Congrats Donald – you beat back the odds yet again and managed to win the White House. Now, about those promises you made on the campaign trail – you know, all those jobs you promised were coming back? Uhm, how is that’s going so far? Trump the Negotiator Let’s get one thing very clear – Donald Trump himself has admitted that his campaign promises aren’t real promises – he’s not some insane nut job who is going to completely destroy America. Sorry, but the so called Mainstream … Read More >

You know what I love? It’s the stories of average Joes who started out as penniless nothings and then became millionaires or even billionaires who somehow made it all the way to the Forbes 400. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about – the smart guys and gals who said screw it, I’m gonna be rich. You know what’s really cool though? If you want to become another Richard Branson or come up with the next Facebook, most of these guys are happy to tell you what they did to make it big. You just have to be willing to … Read More >

I don’t know about you but I am godawful sick to death of the election. To hear both Hillary the Donald tell it, this election is all about the Middle Class of America and how the Middle Class is under attack. I call bullsh*t on both of them. The fact is that both are in their own ways out to protect the wealthy and their friends, not the Middle Class. But of course, the middle class screws itself over constantly so they figure they can get away with it. After all, if the average middle class American doesn’t care enough … Read More >

I’ll never forget the first time I heard those immortal words – Greed is Good! Hey, like any kid of the 1980s, I watched Gordon Gecko getting all the hot girls and all the glitter and fame and I knew I wanted it all. I was raised to be a good American and a consumer. Heck, after the 9/11 attacks our president told us to go and shop till we drop. It’s the American way after all. Except that consumerism is killing us all. Mind you, I’m not the sort of person who is particularly interested in being a minimalist. … Read More >

Why the US Dollar is Screwed

by Eric Hammer on October 18, 2016

The US Dollar – sure it seems as if it’s accepted everywhere and that’s because it is. However, there is a real possibility that very soon all that could change. The fact is that with the way things are going in the world, we could very soon be looking at piles of worthless pieces of paper stuffing our wallets. It’s all because of a decision made around 75 years ago in New Hampshire. The World’s Reserve Currency There’s a good reason why Great Britain is called that – it’s because until fairly recently, Great Britain was pretty great. It was … Read More >

I’ve got to say – I got on the silver train long before all the trendy, beautiful people did so. For me, I was always in love with the color and luster of the metal, never mind that I always knew what others are only now realizing – silver is an amazing investment. Here’s why: A Bit about Silver I know what you’re thinking – that Eric is cracked and that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Gold is the standard. After all, there’s a reason that the US was once on the Gold Standard, right? Well it’s true … Read More >

I admit to being somewhat conceited as a New Yorker. To me, New York is the center of the universe and everywhere is just a little less than my hometown. And this is coming from someone who has moved 18 times and who has lived on three continents. There’s no place quite like New York. Except, apparently, for Toronto. Toronto? Really? Toronto Real estate is going crazy, or so I’m told. Toronto? Really? My friend Yasir Khan, the owner and creator of Wealth Kept mentioned this to me recently and I just had to check it out for myself. I … Read More >