nickels

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Last month I discussed the wisdom of holding on to any pennies you may have around the house that were minted prior to 1982 because the copper content of those pennies is now close to three and a half cents per penny, and expected to rise.  But what about saving nickels? Don’t they contain copper… Read more »


penny

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Knowing my penchant for advocating the storing of junk silver coins against a future need, a friend asked me if I thought it was a good idea to start saving pennies for their copper content.  The answer is yes, I do. Up to a point. Pennies minted before the year 1982 contained 95% copper, while… Read more »


cash for gold 2

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If ever there was a testament to the ignorance of the American people, it is the enthusiasm with which so many of them have rushed to give away their valuables these past couple of years in exchange for near-worthless pieces of paper.


muppet manifesto

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Investment giant Goldman Sachs is suddenly hemorrhaging clients, as many long-time investors are ditching that company and taking their money out.  By now, you’ve heard of Greg Smith, the former executive at Goldman Sachs whose very public resignation letter was published in the New York Times. Smith revealed that -Surprise!- the directors and brokers at… Read more »


eFoods graduation

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Howdy fellow blog readers.  I hope everyone that has been reading my blogs over the last sixteen months has gotten something out of them that has helped them in their lives to prepare for the upcoming disasters.  For my next set of articles over the next six months, I will be answering all questions from… Read more »


I Wish!

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I’ve already posted three -count ’em- three articles here on the art and science of toilet paper storage, and you’d think that would be enough.  My last entry on the topic compared what I felt were among the most sensible brands for both price and storability, and with that I assumed this toilet paper business… Read more »


dime4

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The headline above is guaranteed to horrify any serious coin collectors who come upon it, as there is a hard and fast rule in the world of coin collecting that says you should never, never, EVER attempt to clean valuable coins.  And that’s true.  If you own coins that have collectible value above their silver… Read more »


toilet paper Quilted-Northern-Photo

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In my last installment, I noted how the manufacturers of bathroom tissue have been shrinking the size of the sheets and the number of sheets per roll in order to keep abreast of price inflation.  One recent trick is that manufacturers have enlarged the diameter of the cardboard roll in the middle, so the overall… Read more »


down the drain

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Two days ago I made the dumbest investment of my life. The good news is, I’m only out three dollars because of it, so it wasn’t the most expensive investment I ever made, just the dumbest. The reason it was so dumb was because I failed to take my own advice -the very same advice… Read more »


eFoodsDirect candy squares

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Back in February I wrote a piece, It’s Beginning to Hit the Fan, where I reported how retailers were announcing they would no longer be able to hold down the price of most commodities.  They predicted the price of most goods would increase by 20% in the coming year.  So the question might be asked… Read more »