We live in a world where many interest rates are near (or below) zero, where nations seem impossibly far in debt, and where pervasive government interventions create sky-high stock and bond prices that seem disconnected from the underlying troubled economies and global risks.

Yet, few people have the specific training to fully understand this strange new financial world of 2016, and how it changes their own lives and decisions.

Chartered Financial Analyst Daniel Amerman has created a series of financial education videos and text tutorials that help close the gap and deliver the needed knowledge in a readily understandable form.

Topics covered in the free educational materials include:

1. The conflict of interest between a government trying to hold down interest costs and savers who need higher interest rates to build wealth, and why a $19 trillion national debt may reduce retirement account earnings and retiree standards of living for decades. Watch or read.

 

2. How even very low rates of inflation create hidden taxes that can effectively consume all real earnings for precious metals, stock and bond investors - but in a form that never appears on a tax return, and is not understood by the general public. Watch or read.

 

3. How the new financial rescue method of "bail-ins" which has been adopted in the 2010s by the G-20 nations (including the United States) thoroughly changes the rules and risks for savers and investors, with particular concerns for retirees relying on pensions as well as retirement investors. (Watch or read)

 

4. The four historical methods that governments use to reduce outsized national debts, and how they can all change each of our lives - while turning upside down many of the usual assumptions about retirement investments and long term financial planning. (Read)

5. How to make Social Security decisions that take into account not only the government schedules, but also inflation, the impact on Medicare, and most importantly - what happens to benefits when the Trust Funds are depleted. (Read)

Other Recent Articles & Videos

Ongoing articles and commentary about current financial developments are sent directly to subscribers (subscription is free, and is included with the free book).  A sampling of some recent articles can be found below.

Italian Banks & Moving The Risk During Crisis

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Brexit & The Precipice

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A Video Guide To Bail-Ins

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A Visual Look At The Fed Decision From A Retirement Investor's Perspective

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Will Capital Controls Return?

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Margin Rules Changes Force New Private Funding Of Public Debt

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Does The National Debt Supercycle Override The Normal Interest Rate Cycle?

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How Do The Social Security Trust Funds Really Work & Can We Rely On Them?

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The National Debt Is The Security For Social Security - And Why That Matters

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US Regulators Mandate Next Stage Of Textbook Financial Repression

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What Two Risks From Rising Interest-Rates Could Each Trigger A New Global Crisis?

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The Eight Energy Systems Driving The Stock Market Rout

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Game Theory & Retirement Choices - Should You Get Yours, Before Everyone Else Tries To Get Theirs?

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The Gold/Housing Ratio As A Valuation Indicator

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Are Roth IRA Owners Likely To Be Subject To Double Taxation?

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Is Simple Incompetence The Real Source Of Crises?

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A Financial "Perfect Storm" May Be Brewing

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Mice, Mazes & Investor Perception Management

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The Existential Danger To The Euro Is Elections

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Will Ever More Boomers Selling Retirement Assets Change Investment Prices For Decades?

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Did The Fed Just Admit to Deep Uncertainty About Our Financial Security In Retirement?

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Will Your Retirement Accounts Survive The Coming Tax Code "Revolution"?

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Does Economic Stagnation Create Dangerous Financial Bubbles?

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Is There A New Global Consensus About Cheating Investors To Reboot Employment?

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Why Is The Federal Deficit Really Falling?

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Deadly Deflation Myths

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