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How to Get the ‘Stansberry Cheat Sheet’ for a Buck a Day

A few years ago, my colleague Steve Sjuggerud had a radical proposal… Every day the markets are open, he wanted to search the headlines, watch the money flow, and then highlight an idea from one of our 21 publications… what he considered the “best buy” across all of Stansberry’s given current market conditions. It caused some controversy around the office. Especially when we heard how little he wanted to charge for all that expertise… One day, he might give away an idea from my…

Two Secrets and Two Dangers to a Roth Conversion

I wrote yesterday that there are big benefits to converting your IRA or 401(k) to a Roth. Of course, you must decide whether these benefits are worth the immediate tax that you pay to convert. To help you out, I have two secrets about the process that ensure you maximize your savings and limit how big a chunk the IRS claims… and why Roth IRA distributions can be more valuable than other retirement income. Secret No. 1: The Free Government Option First…

Building Wealth

Increase Your Net Worth With This ‘Legacy Plan’

Politicians are notorious foot-draggers. Both House and Senate Republicans are starting to doubt whether they’ll get anything done this year regarding tax reform. Any tax cut that does pass will likely be temporary. A permanent cut can’t be made through the “reconciliation” process that Republicans would likely use. It’s another reason why we tell you not to trust the government to take care of you. In the meantime, millions of Baby Boomers (including me) are seeing their IRAs hit with “required minimum distributions”…

Spending Wisely

Why I Forgave a Big Debt

Doc’s note: Emotional investing is a recipe for disaster. Longtime readers know getting attached to an investment is a quick way to lose money. One of the most emotional investment decisions you could ever make is loaning money to a friend or family member. Today, my friend and colleague Steve Sjuggerud talks about the pitfalls of loaning money to a friend… and how he decided to end it. *** “Never loan money to your friends. It’s a good way…

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Don’t Let the Airlines Rip You Off

There’s a lot to dislike about airlines. You’ve probably seen the recent United Airlines controversies. They got a lot of attention – plastered all over the TV and newspaper headlines. But airlines mistreating folks isn’t anything surprising… even when it comes to their most loyal customers. I’m a seasoned traveler. I fly more than 150,000 miles every year. In fact, if you ask my team where I am, they’ll probably tell you I’m on a plane somewhere. As a frequent flier, I’ve been…

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Living Well

Four Ways to Combat This Common Pain

Getting older can be a real pain… especially in the knees. About 20% of U.S. adults have chronic knee pain, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. About 25% of women and 17% of men over 70 report having knee pain. One of the main causes for older folks: osteoarthritis. That happens when the protective cartilage in your knee joint wears out. As folks get older, it’s causing a spike in knee-replacement surgeries. Each year, 700,000 people receive total knee replacements in…

Travel

Five Savings Secrets for Your Holiday Travel

It’s not even Halloween, yet you can already find Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations on store shelves. And while you might not be ready to think about the 2016 holiday season, you should if you’re planning to travel. Whether you’re driving or flying, we’ve got tips to save you money and hassle this year… 1. Pay less at the pump. Over the summer, my family and I vacationed in Raleigh, North Carolina. On our way to the airport…