Debt doesn’t matter…
That’s a slogan that’s gaining popularity among economists. It’s music to the ears of politicians on both sides of the aisle. It gives them permission to continue their out-of-control spending…
Of course, we’re talking about the national debt. The U.S. now owes $26 trillion and has another $153 trillion in unfunded liabilities. It’s hard to imagine a number that big … A trillion dollars has 12 zeros.
In one sense, the economists are right. The debt doesn’t matter – because it’s never getting paid back. The government will continue to print more money to pay the interest for as long as it can get away with it.
The system of ever-expanding debt works great for politicians with election promises to fulfill, and for people and corporations on the receiving end of the dole.
But if you’re reading this, chances are it doesn’t work so well for you…
and It’s Market Update: August 1, 2020
The recent ascent of gold and silver prices have many talking, and for good reason.
Due to the convergence of five major factors, we’ve got you covered on what’s propelling prices higher, and why each metal still has much more room to run. [Get the details on this week’s historic rise here…]
Forget $1,911 – Gold Soars Towards $2,000 (And Silver Climbs Even Faster)
After blowing past the prior record set in 2011, many experts predict gold will soon reach even greater heights. Here’s why they say the run is far from over. [Read Here]
“Dollar Debasement” Driving Gold’s Record Rise, Says Goldman Sachs
After facing downward pressure for years, the dollar has begun to crater in recent months, contributing to gold’s historic ascent. Here’s what could be next. [Read Here]
After Record Week, Next Stop $2,300 Gold and $30 Silver?
The recent ascent in prices have our customers talking, and for good reason. Here’s what’s propelling them higher, and why each metal has much more room to run. [Read Here]
Gold currently at $1,978.64 (+3.9% over last week), silver at $24.51 (+7.1% over last week)
SAY OF THE DAY
“Investors have focused on a rise in record prices for gold, but silver’s up nearly
25% in July — the metal’s second-biggest monthly gain on record — and it’s still
undervalued compared with the yellow metal.” —Myra P. Saefong
August 01, 2019
Being liked by people is often considered more important than having authority or talent. (There are some individuals who don’t have much skill or intelligence, but they are successful because people love them and would do anything for them.)
Doctors spend more time with patients they like; they ask them to come back more often for further check-ups. Judges or juries give lesser penalties to guilty parties whom they like. Students learn faster if they like their teachers. People like doing business with people they know and like.
The more friends you have, the better your chances of having more people like you. Having many friends means that you have a support group and safety net who you can rely on – and ask help from – any time you need one. Here are 10 ways to make people like you very much, they include:
- Give sincere compliments.
- Focus on them and their interests.
- Smile genuinely.
- Say these three magic words more often. (I like you!)
- Offer value.
- Share your secrets.
- Make him/her laugh.
- Find similarities.
- Mirror him/her.
- Conform to his/her primary sense or senses.
These ten techniques will not fail you in making anyone like you … A Lot More! (The more activities you participate in, the social events you attend, the more you mingle, the more face-to-face meetings … exposure and familiarity relaxes people.) Volunteer your time and expertise! People like to help other – they really do. Most of them will appreciate and remember what you’ve done for them and return the favor.
Law of reciprocity.¹ 🙂
¹ It’s considered by many to be the most powerful law of human nature. Basically, it states that, “If you do something nice for me I’ll do something nice for you.”
August 01, 2017
Nice words for nice prospects.
Certain words and phrases make it easier for prospects to accept what we say. Here are some examples.
- “If you are like me …”
- “I am not sure if this is for you.”
- “This may not be your cup of tea, but …”
- “How would you feel if …”
- “I bet you are a bit like me.”