Archive for the ‘Debt’ Category

“An informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.” -Alan Greenspan

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“Traditionally, inflation has been defined as ‘an increase in the amount of currency in circulation’….   Unfortunately, in recent decades, even dictionaries have been offering a revised definition of inflation, as ‘an increase in the price of goods and services’….

The purpose of bank-created inflation is to extract wealth from the populace.  By regularly increasing the amount of currency in circulation, banks create an environment in which the concept of debt appears to be beneficial. As a result, virtually everyone in today’s society not only has debt; he actually believes that he couldn’t improve his life except through debt….  In essence, the inflation concept was invented by banks as an invisible tax—a means by which they could extract wealth from the populace.

In effect, the individual is used by the banking system as a milk cow. For his entire working life, inflation is carefully adjusted to extract as much monetary value from his labours as possible, whilst still leaving him capable of continued production….

Refuse to borrow money for any situation. Yes, it will mean that, as your friends show off their new cars, you’ll be driving an older model. They’ll also live in nicer houses than you and they’ll ‘own’ their own house before you do. But, at some point, since you’re free from debt, you’ll pass them by and eventually retire well.

By understanding inflation, and acting on that understanding, the odds of living your life as a milk cow can be greatly diminished.”

-Jeff Thomas

Debt Trend

Posted: June 5, 2018 in Debt
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“We’re seeing people carrying much more debt than in previous generations into retirement.” -Ron Rhoades WKU

“Younger people are taking on debt at a higher rate and paying it off at a lower rate.” -Lucia Dunn  OSU

Money Magazine

“If you add up all of our government, corporate, and consumer debt, America owes roughly $70 trillion…. that adds up to about $836,000 per American household…

The United States has become the largest debtor in human history.  The obvious question is: Why on Earth did so many people borrow so much money they have no hope of ever repaying?” 

-Porter Stansberry

 

Debt Relations

Posted: April 23, 2018 in Debt
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“When considering entering a debt relationship, one should always ask himself, ‘Who issued the debt? What is it really worth? What is the likelihood that I’ll get paid?’” -Jeff Thomas

Who Owes?

Posted: April 22, 2018 in Debt
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“The dollar (since going off the gold standard) an ‘I owe you nothing’.  The euro as a ‘Who owes you nothing’?  Cryptos can accurately be described as ‘You have no idea who owes you nothing’.” -Doug Casey

“Gold is the currency of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants, but debt is the money of slaves.”

—Norm Franz, Money and Wealth in the New Millennium

“Indeed, many would say that, without debt, the world couldn’t function. Debt has always existed and always will. However, in eras past, debt often played a much smaller role, and those eras were marked by greater progress and productivity.” -Jeff Thomas