Monday, April 11, 2011

"We're in a BUBBLE & it's Higher Education" - Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel paying people to drop out.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Real Estate: The Illusion of Wealth

Think buying a home is a " good investment", think again...
    The chart above clearly shows that in our Ponzi economy, real estate prices go up, BUT actual value goes nowhere over the past century due to inflation. After mortgage interest, taxes, maintenance, and the stress of owning a home, you will most likely LOSE money by buying a home!  So next time you hear someone say that buying a home is a "good investment", then you know that person will probably never be rich.

New rule: Be Rich, Don't buy a home...

Aussie's Home-buyers on Strike:

The Great Chinese Bubble:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

US Dollars = Paper Trash. Silver = Real Money!

Silver vs. US Dollar Index over 2 years.
The blue line is Silver prices. The red line is the US Dollar Index.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

London is pissed!

The people of London are pissed and they aren't going to take it anymore.  That's what happens when you have inflation at 20 year highs and $126 Billion of public spending cuts coming.

In this ponzi economy the banks get bailed out, but the average joes pays the bill... So keep working at your jobs to pay for mr.banker's gambling addiction. I hear QE3's not coming, so they are going to need cash soon.

Student Protests:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

We Are the Truthseekers

Amazing Video!

Going to college is Gambling.

   Face it, going to college is one giant bet on the future job market.


  When the economy is good, the unemployment rate is low and there are plenty of jobs waiting to be filled. As a college grad you will probably get many job offers.  

  In a bad economy, the unemployment rate soars and jobs diminish. Even as a college grad, you'll find it difficult getting a single interview to the hoards of jobs you've sent applications to.

   When going to college, you've been told endlessly that college is the right thing to do and the "safest" path to future success. Students take out thousands of dollars in debt firmly BELIEVING that once they graduate they'll get tons of job offers thrown at them.

   In REALITY, in a tough economy jobs disappear and it doesn't matter if you graduated cum laude, companies are not in any situation to hire you. In fact, companies would be more focused on firing people to cut cost.

   Compare this to the stock market. When the economy is good, the markets go up. If you invest money in a good economy, you'll make a lot of money. When the economy is bad, the markets go down.  Invest in a bad economy and you'll lose. People who don't understand economic cycles say putting money in the stock market is "Gambling".  Now ask any college student or grad if they can predict economic cycles and most of them would say "I didn't take economics class." or "I hate economics, don't talk to me." If college students don't understand the job market, then THEY ARE GAMBLING.

   NO one would ever advise taking out $100,000 in debt to invest in the stock market. BUT for some students taking out over $100,000 in student debt for their degree is considered SAFE. The casino colleges are actually tricking students asking them "Will you be the next LUCKY student to get a job??" That doesn't sound safe to me.

   If people REALIZE that going to college is just a gamble, maybe they will think twice before borrowing thousands of dollars to bet on the future job market.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Student Debt has surpassed Credit Cards.

     We teach young people to not spend beyond their means by advising them to not buy lattes, stop going out with friends, and stop using credit cards. Then we advise them to stay in school and get a good education.

Some young people may have stopped using their credit cards to buy things they can't afford, but they are NOW deeper in DEBT than before:

The Wall Street Journal last year stated that Student-Loan Debt has Surpassed Credit Cards.

Young people are now in worse financial conditions than before, even when they stopped buying their lattes.

It's time for people to realize that we are NOW in a CRISIS.  We need change.