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How to Get a Real-Time Phone Alert When the Inevitable Crash Arrives

My phone has been ringing off the hook… Friends want to know when the crash is coming. With the market constantly marching higher, folks are getting worried. That’s why in this week’s video series, Retirement Millionaire Daily researcher Amanda Cuocci spoke with Stansberry NewsWire analyst Greg Diamond. Greg discussed what’s going on with interest rates, why we could be moving into a period of high volatility, and how the economy is doing. Watch the video right here. Stansberry NewsWire is a service that…

Three Rules for Protecting Yourself From Phone Scams

Good morning! I’m calling from the National Institutes of Health. You’ve been selected to receive a grant for $14,000.” Sound familiar? It’s a new scam hitting folks over the phone. The caller asks you to make a small transaction through iTunes or Green Dot to pay the “processing fee.” That’s when they get your information and steal from your accounts. These kinds of scams make me sick. If it’s not someone posing as the National Institutes of Health, it’s someone calling from the…

Building Wealth

The Tide Is Turning for These Beaten-Down Assets Pt. II

Doc’s note: Today, we’re continuing our essay series from my colleague Ben Morris, the editor of DailyWealth Trader. Last week, Ben detailed how the relationship between the dollar and commodities is breaking down. In today’s issue, he’s talking about a commodity that’s hitting a decades-long low… and why it could start to rise. *** In January 2016, the Bloomberg Commodity Index hit its lowest level ever… The index – which was created in 1991 – tracks a basket of about 20 global…

Spending Wisely

What to Do If Medicare Goes Under

Medicare is running out of money. Earlier this week, the federal government announced that Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will run out of money by 2029. This is one of two trust funds set up to pay the growing costs of Medicare, specifically Medicare Part A benefits and administration costs. That’s only 12 years away. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard threats of Medicare or Medicaid losing funding. But with budget cuts looming and an unprecedented number of Baby Boomers turning 65…

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My Bear Market Option Strategy

I’m hearing this question more and more… “Doc, how does your options-selling strategy change in a bear market?” The current bull market has lasted a remarkably long time. More headlines are touting the end of the bull market, and I can see some of my readers are getting nervous. I can’t predict when the next bear market will hit. Nobody can. That’s why I position my portfolio to be ready for anything. An upward or flat market does work better for option selling, but…

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Living Well

The Secret to Living Longer… Get Social

Workplace happy hours aren’t just fun… they help you live longer. We’ve warned you before about the dangers of isolation in retirement. Cutting yourself off from social situations leads to depression, one of the growing health concerns for folks 65 and older. According to two new studies from Brigham Young University, the problem is greater than we think. Loneliness and social isolation increase your risk of early death by as much as 50%. Lead author in the study, Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad explained it…

Travel

Seven Essential Items for Summer Travels

Late summer means a lot of travel. Whether it’s trips to the beach or a vacation before the kids or grandkids go back to school, plenty of folks are getting ready for a trip. What’s more, according to a poll from CBS, more folks prefer to travel in September. If you aren’t traveling with children, that’s a great time to travel thanks to smaller crowds and cooler temperatures. I travel a lot. And over the years, I’ve picked up on some tricks…