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Grow Food Not Lawns

August 17, 2018

Excerpt from the forthcoming book, Paleo Family: Raising Natural Kids in an Unnatural World. There was a meme going around recently that mocked gardeners. It sarcastically stated that, “Growing your own tomatoes really is the best way to devote three months of your life to save $2.17.” Har har har. The joke’s on whoever made […]

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Layout Efficiency Tips for Your Custom Home

August 10, 2018

My wife and I have decided to build our second custom home after outgrowing our first with three kiddos in three years (yeah). We didn’t know what we were doing for our first one and left much of the responsibility for design to the professional, who did a good job for the most part except […]

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Exclusive Entrepreneurial Insight from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

April 13, 2017

“Jeff, what does Day 2 look like?” That’s a question I just got at our most recent all-hands meeting. I’ve been reminding people that it’s Day 1 for a couple of decades. I work in an Amazon building named Day 1, and when I moved buildings, I took the name with me. I spend time […]

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Where to Invest in 2016?

January 15, 2016

With Stocks taking a nasty turn out the 2016 gate, you may be wondering where to invest. Many are saying commodities. With the UMU at all-time lows, it’s looking like commodities are at a serious discount. But all commodities aren’t created equal. Oil is still plummeting and could fall below $20/barrel. Gold, however, may have […]

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Retire in 5 Years Off $75k

September 15, 2015

Q: I have 75k saved up in my bank account. I’m 24 years old. I want to generate passive income and retire by 30. What should I do with the money or how should I invest it?   A: From Eric Nelson: George Clason wrote a series of pamphlets in the mid-1920’s, which were eventually […]

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I’m Officially on Board with Bitcoin and You Should Be Too

May 25, 2014

Whether it was a stubborn avoidance of competition of my alternative currency in pre-alpha phase, the Ur Monetary Unit, or a skepticism of the underlying soundness of an arbitrary currency, it took me a while to get on board with Bitcoin. But I’m officially on that board. The principle behind the currency is excellent. We […]

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Why is Unemployment Skyrocketing?

August 22, 2013

According to Gallup, the last month has seen a sharp increase in unemployment (from 7.7% to 8.9%) and a sharp decrease in payroll to population (44.8% to 43.7%). This has only been hinted at by major news outlets (some even reporting conflicting news) and the president has not commented on the bizarre trend. The BLS […]

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The Golden Beatdown

September 28, 2011

With gold and silver taking historic plunges in the last week, investors are looking for answers. Why have the precious metals taken such a steep dive in the midst of an environment that seems to be ripe for investment in them (out of control government spending, Euro-zone debt crisis, and a flight from securities)? One […]

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Skip School

August 8, 2011

I’m irked every time I hear the phrase, “You just have to do it!” There’s no explanation, no reason, you just have to do. Everyone’s doing it! It’s an institution! You would be crazy not to do it! Well, excuse me for bucking the trends, but I think it’s crazy to do something without a […]

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US Loses AAA Credit Rating

August 6, 2011

In an unprecedented move, the S&P–one of the three major credit rating firms–has downgraded the United States Credit rating from AAA to AA+. While that doesn’t sound like a big deal, it is the first time in the history of the country that its rating has been downgraded. The reason? Because Congress is “dysfunctional”. “The […]

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