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Home Buying: CONDO / GATED COMMUNITY OR PRIVATE HOUSE / ESTATE?

Here is one place where subjective considerations may be more important than economic. In other words: Are you old and rich enough to pay a premium for no hassle convenience– or would you rather work a little and make some serious money?

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THE WORST POSSIBLE INVESTMENTS !!!

In this Grandpa Gem, we will show you why “structured investment products” will almost always be guaranteed losers for you. Let’s start with “traditional annuities,” then go on to “Structured Guaranteed No Loss Deals.” Finally, we will discuss Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Discretionary Banker Investment Funds & finally, “new issues.” New Issues are not great either, but may be the least bad of the lot.

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INFLATION & SUCCESSFUL INVESTING

Precious Metals? As a practical matter, when you buy gold coins you pay a 3-5% premium and when you sell you do so at a 3-5% discount. It is not so easy to “make money” when you need the product to go up 6-10% just to break even. Is this the top of the market? I don’t know, but when prices are at all time highs, it is not generally the best time to buy.

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