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What To Do With Your Cash?

Is it folly to hold cash right now? Or brilliant?
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 12:19 AM

Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build "dry powder", and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations?

If so, you have my sympathies.

The past 5+ years have been brutal for savers pursuing this strategy. I know this well, as I'm one of those folks, too. » Read more

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Less Than Zero: How The Fed Killed Saving

It destroyed the incentive to do it
Friday, June 2, 2017, 6:27 PM

Savings accounts were created to provide an incentive for people to plan for the future. Put money away today, let it grow through the miracle of compounding interest, and have more tomorrow.

Prudent savings is essential to a healthy economy. It offers resilience during downturns, and provides seed capital for productive enterprise.

But we are no longer a nation of savers. The Federal Reserve has killed the incentive to be one. » Read more

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10 Easy Ways to Save on Energy at Home

Tips for the homestead
Monday, July 6, 2015, 2:19 PM

A number of great tips and ways to reduce your energy consumption and make your home more energy efficient.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/save-money-on-energy.aspx

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23 Low-Tech Ways To Stay Warm

Save Energy This Winter
Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 6:03 PM

Awesome tips for reducing your energy use this winter and keeping your homestead warm and toasty.

http://www.the-open-mind.com/23-low-tech-ways-to-stay-warm-without-wasting-energy-this-winter/

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2014 Year in Review

The year we piled up risks like a global game of Tetris
Friday, December 19, 2014, 12:27 PM

I have not seen a year in which so many risks—some truly existential—piled up so quickly. Each risk has its own, often unknown, probability of morphing into a destructive force. Groping for a metaphor—I love metaphors and similes—I feel like we’re in the final throes of a geopolitical Game of Tetris as financial and political authorities race to place the pieces correctly. But the acceleration is palpable. The proximate trigger for pain and ultimately a collapse can be small, as anyone who’s ever stepped barefoot on a Lego knows. » Read more

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18 Ways to Slash Your Utility Consumption in Half

TIps for saving money and energy
Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:44 PM

18 tips and tasks you can do right now to help reduce your energy use and save on your utility bills.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/18-ways-to-slash-your-utility-consumption-in-half/

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A National Failure to Save & Invest - Crash Course Chapter 16

Compounding the challenge of Too Much Debt
Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:08 PM

As detailed in earlier chapters, the US' debts and unfunded liabilities far exceed its assets. But making matters worse, the country is suffering from a prolonged failure to save and invest -- both at the personal and national level.

Being over-indebted and under-capitalized is a recipe for hardship as we move into the future, especially if economic growth is going to be harder to come by (which we forecast in the upcoming chapters on net energy). Each year we continue this deficit makes us less able to withstand systemic shocks (a 2008-style financial crisis, an energy shock, the outbreak of war), some number of which lie undoubtedly ahead at some point. » Read more

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This chapter of the new Crash Course series has not yet been made available to the public.

Each week over the rest of 2014, in sequential order, a new chapter will be made publicly available (we've currently published up to Chapter 2)

If you don't want to wait, you can: