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January 27, 2018

With Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” streaming through my Sony Walkman, I packed my black trunk and waited on the front steps of my parents’ Center Hall Colonial in suburban New York. I still remember the white, metal handrails and how a little bit of rust had collected...

January 8, 2018

In the wake of the financial crisis, I’ve found myself creating content for three different precious metals companies and at least half a dozen financial news outlets. I’m a writer, researcher and storyteller --- and chronicling the saga of money in the wake of the hou...

June 8, 2017

The ominous ticking of the US economy is deafening. While job loss numbers are down, home values are up, and the stock market is soaring … we have been living in an economy of distortion and a recovery of smoke, mirrors and misrepresentation.

There has been a lot of dis...

June 8, 2017

We are a distracted people – and by distracted, I don’t merely mean that we are momentarily preoccupied, rather we are incapable of focus. A recent study from Microsoft measures the modern human attention span at a mere 8 seconds … less than that of a goldfish and more...

June 8, 2017

Bitcoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, Mastercoin, Anoncoin, Zerocoin … the sudden, frenetic rush of cyber currencies is hard to keep up with. This new flood of digital money is not backed by a central bank, government, or country. They operate independent of our current monetar...

April 25, 2017

I was born on a Monday while my father was golfing. He always took great pride in telling me that. My dad was a salesman --- self-made and self-willed. My mother was a resourceful home-economist and clandestine industrialist. I can still see the two of them dancing to ...

March 1, 2017

Acquiring and holding gold as an investment --- is not really about profit, income generation, or yield. Nor is it about a free coin, free storage, or buying the dip. These enticements do not speak to the soul of precious metals purchase motivation or to the heart of g...

January 25, 2017

Did you ever wonder why a picture of your dog gets 50 "likes" on Facebook but your opinion on nuclear proliferation and the impact of artificial intelligence gets … crickets? I have a theory on this.

Much like Hebrew National hot dogs, I do believe that we answer to a h...

January 25, 2017

2016 was a year of crisis in Marketing. We put a record number of things ‘out there’ in the form of posts and tweets, ads and articles, banners and blogs. We used the best headlines and some of the most intriguing visuals we could find. So why didn’t we “engage” more?...

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