Category Archives for History & Future of Money

Why the U.S Dollar is No Longer Backed by Gold and What It Means

While money is simply a medium of exchange for goods and services, it plays a central role in our lives. That’s why it’s important to gain control of our money and take personal responsibility for our financial education and IQ and it all starts with understanding the history of our monetary system. Watch Below… There’s a […]

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The History of the Gold Standard in 2 Minutes

A gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is based on a fixed quantity of gold. The History of the Gold Standard The earliest known use of Gold was in 643 B.C in Lydia (present-day Turkey) and part of a naturally occurring compound known as electrum used to […]

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The Rise of Cryptocurrency

Living in a 500-year-old monetary system where the currency had no value, is it possible that cryptocurrency is rising up to compete with the fiat system and eventually overtaking it?  Cryptocurrencies are extremely speculative, but also revolutionary. Though I don’t currently see them as a store of value or a long-term safe haven like gold, […]

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When Does Owning Gold and Silver Make Sense?

Is Debt Financial Life? The global economy thrives on debt and credit.  Most people don’t realize that the U.S. dollar bills they have in their wallet are actually a debt of the Federal Reserve.  On the other hand, gold bullion and coins are NOT debt and have no counter-party risk, in contrast to debt based assets […]

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Seven Stages Of Empire (Hidden Secrets Of Money Mike Maloney – Episode #2

Mike Maloney’s journey continues, this time Mike takes you to Greece to learn when, where and why currency became money. You’ll also learn one of the most predictable long term economic cycles… [If you haven’t watched Episode #1 yet, do that first CLICK HERE]

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Currency vs. Money (Hidden Secrets of Money by Mike Maloney – Episode #1)

Mike Maloney’s Hidden Secrets of Money, a series presented by Mike Maloney as he travels the world to uncover the Hidden Secrets of Money. Watch Episode #1 as Mike Maloney travels to Egypt to unravel the difference between money and currency Watch Episode #2 HERE

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The Federal Reserve in 7 Minutes

Sadly, most Americans don’t really know much about the Federal Reserve (“Fed”) and most don’t even realize that we have a debt-based currency.  Nor do they understand where our money comes from. Sure, most people have heard of the Fed but most don’t really understand what the Fed is and how it works, including some […]

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Is a Record Run into Gold and Silver Coming?

When people don’t trust the dollar they are holding in their hands, there will be a run into gold that will be in the financial record books. The dollar is going up, up and up, and it will peak. Once it starts down, it will start down kind of slowly, and then, it will build […]

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China is buying up thousands of tonnes of gold. Should you keep gold bullion at home?

Image courtesy of cityam.com China’s decision to buy its second gold storage vault in London last month was another step towards total dominance of the market. Now China is pushing into the gold market in a big way. The reasons why are unclear, and gold continues to spawn more conspiracy theories than the moon landing, […]

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Load Up on Gold, Bull Market Exhausted

Stan Druckenmiller, the billionaire investor with one of the best long-term track records in money management, said the bull market in stocks has “exhausted itself” and that gold is his largest currency allocation. Druckenmiller, speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York on Wednesday, said while he’s been critical of Federal Reserve policy for […]

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