Author: The Unintentional Economist
After living in 3 countries and experiencing different financial systems, I found myself questioning things that a lot of people took for granted. My uncle, who was an international currency trader in London, reinforced this by sharing stories of how a few individuals where able to change the forces of governments-take them on and win. In the process I became an unintentional economist. Thus, I have an alternative view of financial forces and headwinds that affect people’s lives such as the power of debt for good and bad, the true risks associated with different types of investing, and how different people hack the system. To do well today most people need to overcome the financial headwinds they are burdened with. By applying this knowledge it has allowed me to gain time back in my life to spend it on things that create meaning not just the daily grind of trading time for money. I have a great desire to share what I have learned along the way, mentoring others and helping them find their path and devising creative ways to capitalize on various market and economic events. Nowadays, having fun, presenting at conferences on economics and other financial topics, and building a coalition of the willing to take on the world, is my passion; I hope you can join me on this journey.

The Fed and the phony numbers casino

There was a lot of discussion about the Fed raising rates in the press over the last few weeks and now it has finally happened. Many people are wondering why they have raised rates when the rest of the world

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The Great China Bubble: If It Bursts What Happens To The US?

There is a strange global phenomenon related to economic bubbles. When excess is at its peak someone always wants to build the tallest building in the world. In the US the first and most dramatic case was when in 1929,

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If time is the key to happiness, why is there never enough?

It seems like every day I talk to people that say I don’t have enough time. This always makes me smile, because time is a fixed resource, that is what it is, and everyone gets the same amount. If someone

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How to preserve wealth in financially unstable times.

When stock markets crash and the news headlines are full of doom and gloom, most of Wall Street talks about dollar cost averaging. i.e. if you continue to buy, you will buy at a cheaper and cheaper price, improving your

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Are we heading for another financial shock Part 2? Is risk really lower?

There was a lot of talk about reducing risk, and preventing another financial shock after 2008, however most of the reforms didn’t address what really caused the crisis – debt and the access to easy money. When people, companies and

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Are we heading for another major financial shock?

The 80 year debt cycle? I hear a lot of people talk about things feel different than they used to since the 2008 financial crisis. The key reason is we have moved from autumn to winter economic season. From 1950

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The 7 Steps to Financial Freedom

Know your number (Track your income and expenses) Reduce personal debt Get your emergency fund in place Feed your mind – Read and get educated & build your team Build your freedom fund Develop your passive income stream & build

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Walking the 7 Steps to Financial Freedom

The path to financial freedom is not a very complicated process to understand however knowing what to do and applying it to your own life are two very different things. (Live off 70% of your income and invest the rest)

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Inflation can make you rich or poor are you on the wrong side?

Inflation can make you rich or poor – are you on the wrong side? Most people have been conditioned to only look at ROI (Return On Investment) when making decisions on investment choices. However, ROI is only one of the

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Top 10 Books to expand your financial acumen.

A Lot of people ask me for my top 10 Books on Investing so I have listed a few below. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki The Richest Man In Babylon by George C Clason The Millionaire Real Estate

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