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Your Favorite Issues of 2016

Happy New Year from me and my team here at Retirement Millionaire Daily.

Last month, we asked you to share some of your favorite issues with us. Today, we’re sharing those responses. And we’ll also sprinkle in a few of our own.

Getting Everything You Need… Without Ever Leaving Home

Technology saved my Turkey Day…

A few days before the holiday, our guest list unexpectedly increased.

Is Fluoride Making Children Dumber?

Fluoride, options, and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders…

Those are the most asked-about topics over the last couple of weeks. We have a lot of questions about these topics to answer this week, so let’s get to them…

Porter’s Latest Prediction Frightens Me

What Porter said on Wednesday night scared me.

If you missed it, Porter hosted a live webinar where he discussed his latest strategy to make big gains over the next several years.

Porter is one of the brightest and most interesting people I’ve met. He’s a brilliant analyst. He has an understanding of markets, history, and finance that I’ve rarely seen.

Last night, he warned listeners of a coming credit bubble that could end major corporations… send share prices to zero… and cause massive losses for investors.

It’s easy to see that corporate debt in the U.S. has soared over the last few years…

Four More Ways to Ward off Burglars

We struck a nerve again…

After Tuesday’s essay – “Seven Tips to Protect Your Home From Burglars” – our inbox was flooded with people sharing their own experiences and tips.

How to Kill This Dangerous Pest

The other day, I got one of the most interesting e-mails we’ve seen in a while…

I have a very bad allergy to a yellow jacket sting/bite, I carry in all my vehicles and at home and when traveling Epi. Pens. I cannot always identify where the nest of these monsters are, nor do I feel they are worth trying to save.

On Your Mind: Potatoes, Puts, and Pills

“Don’t change the Friday issues!”

We’ve gotten a lot of feedback on whether readers like our Friday Q&A issues. The response was an overwhelming “yes.”

Why Haven’t You Answered My Question?

I love to teach…

My family, friends, and colleagues all know that I love helping them find the answers to their questions.

Are Food Prices Really Falling?

“Where are you shopping?”

That was the No. 1 question we got in response to our article on food-price deflation. (And some folks expressed their disbelief in far harsher words…)

In our article, we looked at food prices across the entire U.S., not prices specific to regions or states. And, as we detailed, food prices in the U.S. are falling.

But prices can vary from state to state, town to town, and store to store.

Hawaii and Alaska, for instance, are notorious for high food prices.

So while average food prices across the U.S. have fallen, depending on where you live, that might not be your experience.

But there are easy ways to compare food prices in your area to make sure you’re getting the best deals.

MyGroceryDeals.com allows you to compare items at different stores. Just type in your zip code and the item, and you’ll see prices in your area.

You can also compare prices use the app OurCart. This app allows you to create a shopping list and compares prices in your area. (You do need to create an account to use it.) Keep in mind that the app is fairly new and relies on user-submitted prices.

Let’s take a look at some other e-mails we got this week…

Q: Hi Doc – love the updates. Wondering if you have any information on female hair loss? My wife has had blood tests and only thing [out] of ordinary ranges is her iron levels. She is 45 and not yet to menopause. Any thoughts? – P.R.

A: Hair loss, unfortunately, often hits women in their 40s and 50s. While we can’t get into specific medical advice, it’s a good chance to cover some of the main reasons women lose their hair.

First, women in their 40s and 50s often experience changes in hormone levels thanks to pre-menopause and then menopause. In fact, nearly every woman in this age range will have some degree of hair loss, according to Harvard Health.

If hormones aren’t to blame, it could be a sign of other health concerns. For example, one of the symptoms of thyroid problems is hair loss. Women in particular have a higher risk for thyroid issues, and the risk only increases with age. You can read more about thyroid problems and other symptoms in our issue here.

Similarly, iron deficiency is also a cause of hair loss. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology covered the connection in a 2006 article (which you can read here). The writers explain that the best way to treat the condition is to eat enough whole foods to get iron naturally.

Third, some research suggests that taking too much vitamin A is connected to hair loss. We addressed this in our issue on “The Dangers of Fat-Soluble Vitamins,” which you can read here.

Even things like stress or genetic predisposition could play a role. Remember to keep your stress in check with exercise and meditation. And a chat with other women in the family could help find a common pattern.

Why I’m Not ‘Doom and Gloom’

No matter how well the economy is doing, there are plenty of talking heads out there telling you the next disaster isn’t far off.

The questions I receive most often are asking when I see the next market collapse coming or why I’m still bullish on the economy.

That’s why a recent e-mail from a subscriber grabbed my attention. I’ve highlighted some of the most important parts below:

Everything you write makes perfect sense to me. And what I like the most about you is that you don’t pretend to have a custom made crystal ball…