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What Would the Founding Fathers Have to Say About Modern America?

It's a warm summer's day here in the city. Too hot to talk about systemic collapse (our theme of late—see Parts I and II). We'll revisit that next week. But for now...Birds sing in the

Financial Freedom

Inflation is Eroding Your Savings…Faster Than You Think

We checked the list. We checked it twice. Nope. And still nope. Nowhere on the 2016 Forbes Richest Billionaires List could your editor find his name. Alas... Yes, Truth & Plenty is a free

Financial Freedom

Finding Opportunity in an Economic Crisis

Today we begin a little foray into the subject of systemic, wide-scale collapse. The currency...the economy...society at large... Bank accounts freeze. Welfare systems stop paying out. Food

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Daylight Robbery in Nevada

It's another sunny summer's day here in the "Paris of the South." Lush Jacaranda trees line the streets around our neighborhood. Their gnarled branches stretch upward to catch the light. An

Financial Freedom

Paycheck-to-Paycheck on a Six-Figure Salary

Why is the easy life so difficult to achieve? It should be simple enough, right? To have the freedom to live how and where you choose. To be your own boss. To spend your time doing the things you

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Enslaved by the Promise of Economic Security

It's another fine day here in South America. Or at least, it looks that way from where we sit. Outside our office window—on the fifth floor of an old, French-style apartment building—we can see

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Can You Afford to Take that Vacation?

It is a warm summer's afternoon here in the "Paris of the South." Locals are slowly returning to the city after their yearly pilgrimages to the seaside. Drifting back into the capital, they

Financial Freedom

Is the “Common Good” Really in Your Best Interest?

Our beat here is how to achieve a truer, more fulfilling existence...one that does not depend on the accumulation of trinkets and gizmos, but that stands alone as worthy and valuable in and of itself.

Financial Freedom

Flat-Out Broke and Living on Borrowed Time

Well, after an unexpectedly prolonged stay in Brazil, your editor is once again ensconced in the familiar settings of our part-time home city. Today we write to you from Café Birkin, a chic