About 32 years ago, my dad gave me my first newsletter subscription – one I still receive today.
It started a passion for newsletter reading that eventually led to me writing Retirement Millionaire. More than that, I was able to share this passion with my dad. We could talk for hours over the phone discussing the different topics in the newsletters we read, even though we lived in different cities.
So I love getting e-mails like this one about a father and son bonding over investing and learning…
Thought you’d get a chuckle from a little story about my 15-year-old son, who this summer has become very interested in investing…
We’ve since had some great conversations about investing and being asked to explain the various financial terms and concepts around stocks, bonds and options has been good for me as well.
When I showed him the wealth of knowledge available through my various Stansberry subscriptions, he saw the list of publications and I was pointing out some elements of your investment style. He saw Retirement Millionaire in the list and in a flash, said: “Dad, I’m going to need a Retirement Billionaire newsletter!”
“Ok then,” said me with a chuckle! “My work is done.” – P.R.
Thanks for sharing your story P.R., I appreciate it.
And if any reader would like to start a conversation with a child or grandchild, forward one of our issues over to them.
Despite the name, Retirement Millionaire isn’t just for retirees. I’ve received e-mails from subscribers in their 20s and 30s telling me how much my tips have improved their health and wealth.
Now, here are my answers to a few questions that we’ve received in the Retirement Millionaire Daily inbox recently…
Q: Where do I get replacement blades for [the OneBlade] razor? – G.F.
A: You can get the OneBlade single-edge steel blades by Feather right here for 30, 45, 60, or 90-day subscriptions. And if you only want a one-time order, you can modify your subscription via the OneBlade website.
The OneBlade team is also actively working with Feather and Amazon to get the product up on the Amazon Marketplace to help with distribution, which should happen in the near future.
Q: I enjoy reading the nutrition info that Dr. Eifrig provides. And he often adds “do what I do.” But I’m curious about exactly what the doctor DOES eat and drink (as well as any supplementation he might take) on a typical day. – J.H.
A: I eat eggs for breakfast most mornings. And if I have time, I love to add black beans. Eggs contain high amounts of phenylalanine and help prevent diabetes. So not only do I get the insulin-reducing power of the beans, but I also get a huge dose of a mood-booster to start my day. And my preferred way to get my daily coffee is with a French press.
Later in the day, I love to eat at least one serving of cruciferous vegetables (about one to two cups) – broccoli is my favorite. I try to eat a salad either at lunch with some soup or as a side with dinner. And I make sure to eat blueberries several times a week.
Stick with whole foods, coffee, wine, plenty of fish, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil. Stay away from what I call the “white killers” – white flour, sugar, and white rice.
My weakness… crunchy potato chips. Another white killer that’s hard to quit.
Q: A local restaurant serves a wonderful grilled Tilapia with Mango sauce that I really like. I just read an article that recommends that Tilapia should never be eaten because of toxins that cause inflammation. Is this really true? Do I have to give up Tilapia? – M.H.
A: Nope, you don’t have to give up your tilapia…
Tilapia contains both omega-3 fats and omega-6 fats. Omega 3s reduce inflammation. And omega-6 fats promote brain health and, along with omega 3s, help keep your bones healthy and your metabolism on track.
However, too many omega-6 fatty acids can trigger inflammation – they’re almost the opposite of omega 3s. People ideally should be eating omega 6s and omega 3s in a ratio no greater than 4:1.
Here’s the key… Tilapia doesn’t contain as many omega-3s as salmon – a four-ounce serving of salmon contains around 1,000 milligrams, while a similar-sized tilapia filet contains about 200 milligrams.
If you’re looking for a healthier fish, salmon beats tilapia. But tilapia is also a lot cheaper than salmon… At a local grocery store here Baltimore, we recently saw tilapia selling for about $4 per pound, compared with $10 for a pound of salmon.
Q: In a recent letter there was mention of a book Dr. Eifrig has written about options trading. I have lost this letter. Can you tell me how I can obtain a copy of this book? – J.S.
A: That letter was right here: “Removing Fear From My Greatest Investment Strategy.”
As I mentioned then, my goal with my Retirement Trader service is to teach regular folks how to safely create income in retirement by using the same investment techniques of Wall Street banks and traders.
I believe these techniques form the greatest investment income strategy in the world. But if you’re not yet ready to join us in our step-by-step trades, try your hand at reading the book, High Income Retirement.
In High Income Retirement, I walk you through how to use options to generate safe, steady income. If you’ve been nervous about trading options… or if you aren’t sure if this income-generating technique is right for you… this book will help you overcome your fears. Click here to get a copy delivered to your door for a better price than it’s selling for on Amazon.
Q: Can you ever put ice in your glass of Rosé? I drink white wine spritzers over the summer, and always put ice in the glass. – J.B.
A: Absolutely! I enjoy ice in my rosé on hot summer days… and truth be told, I put some in my white wine just last week. (Please don’t tell, but I’ve put it in red wine as well.)
What’s on your mind? Let us know by writing to us here.
What We’re Reading…
- A 1991 article from the Los Angeles Times on putting ice in red wine.
- Something different: Today’s granola is more of a dessert than a health food.