For 30 years Angela Sloan, CEO and founder of Sloan Financial Group, has dedicated herself to helping her clients secure their financial affairs. Unfortunately at a young age, she was swindled out of her life savings by her “trusted” advisor. This misfortune motivated Angela to make it her life’s work to keep bad things from happening to good people.

Angela believes our economy has a good outlook but we know that history does repeat itself. After going through 9-11 and the financial crisis of 2008 and looking at the situation in the Middle East & North Korea one can’t help but be a little cautious. Prepare your portfolio for a quick move if needed but still have it to where you can capture the growth that the markets are experiencing.

With that said Angela is excited about this market and our economic growth. It's great to finally see businesses excited. We are going to set even more records this year especially if the healthcare bill is resolved and President Trump’s tax plan is approved.

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Our prayers go out to all you FSN community members in Texas suffering the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Be safe and be smart.

Talked with Andy Hoffman, he's still going to be around and promises you'll be the first to know.

All this talk of removing confederate monuments is contrived manufactured controversy from the Left. They stand for nothing but divisiveness and preying upon dissatisfaction. This will prove to be a world class blunder on their part.

Speaking of which, the GOPe or Establishment is blundering in their Trumpian Opposition. It's backfiring on them now as at least four GOPe senators are facing serious primary challenges from the pro-Trump forces. It's getting very interesting!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

From Trump the candidate to Trump (the President), a world of difference. What does the word WIN means, for us, in Afghanistan, after 16 years? And, Trump (the President) takes credit for the record Dow, the GDP, the unemployment rate and draining the swamp (to be replaced with Generals and Goldman Sachs Alumni). Trump (the candidate) would be appalled and would call it the actions of "crooked Hillary".

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

Molly Montgomery is the founder of Ascension, a startup advisory firm that helps high performing entrepreneurs and visionary leaders grow or scale their company with confidence. Using forensic techniques to help clients fuel growth and increase profits, Molly helps entrepreneurs develop, manage and grow the financial foundation of their company, while helping them understand their financial data and discovering new ways to measure and assess performance. Her role is often keeping a startup out of trouble's path. Solid systems combined with a dose of planning goes a long way. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

As talks get underway for renegotiating NAFTA it now seems as though much of the rhetoric form the campaign has gone away and more modest changes are being looked at.

Rather than getting rid of NAFTA all together, which would have major widespread implications, things being discussed should include tougher enforcement on regulations in Mexico and bringing new technology into the conversation that didn't exist or was just emerging when NAFTA was created.

I think this will be an important negotiation to watch. Many believed that this administration would be able to spur the U.S. economy, through dealing that should be "pro-business," though there hasn't been much actual development towards the improvement of businesses, however, this could be an opportunity to start making tangible steps towards that goal.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

Google has declared war on conservatives and those who don't agree with liberals. All of his YouTube videos have been de-monetized. All in the name of diversity. There are companies coming out that will take on the entrenched media/internet companies and will succeed. It's just a matter of time. Faster than you could topple a Robert E. Lee statue. Time to take the internet back. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm EDT

Chris Reining became financially independent at 35 by saving $1mm, then quit his job and retired at 37. (Now in his spare time he teaches others how they can do it too.)
Key Takeaways:
1. Automating your personal finances to find hidden income
2. How to start investing in the market, and the one thing to stop doing
3. Why anyone can retire early

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

The tragedy in Charlottesville could have been an occasion to stop and consider how the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct hatred is leading the nation towards civil war. Instead the media and the political left have turned this incident into the biggest fake news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right, and against white people generally.

The organizers of the “Unite the Right” demonstration in Charlottesville were repellent racists. But they came to defend a historic monument honoring a complex man and cause, and not to attack it or presumably anyone else. They applied for a permit and were denied. They re-applied successfully in a petition supported by the local ACLU. If they had come to precipitate violence, why would they have gone to the tedious trouble of applying for a permit? Who knows what – if anything – would have happened if that had been the end of the story and no one had showed up to oppose them.

What “Unite the Right” actually demonstrated was that the assortment of neo-Nazis, pro-Confederates and assorted yahoos gathered under the banner of the “Alt-Right” is actually a negligible group. This was a national show of strength that in reality attracted all of 500 people. Compare that to the tens of the thousands who can readily be marshalled by two violent groups of the left – Black Lives Matter and Antifa – and you get an idea of how marginal “white supremacists” are to America’s political and cultural life.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Dr. John Huber joined us for a discussion of so-called hate groups and the recent riot at Charlottesville, VA. Taking down monuments isn't going to end hate. Symbols of the old South have become a flashpoint for numerous groups on the left. Where is it going to end?  Neo-Nazis and the KKK are fringe groups at best and have no voice in contemporary America. They are truly marginal. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Dee Carter joined us today. He enjoys bringing stability and peace of mind to his retirement planning clients. 'When the market drops 300 points in one day, I don't worry because my clients still make money' he says. That is why I specialize in safe-money solutions...so my clients can sleep well at night.' It's important to learn from your parents' mistakes and Dee is trying to help his clients do just that. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

John joined us today. His take is that as the middle class disappears so does the middle point in our political debate, thereby leaving just the extremes. Obviously not a good thing. But attempting to wipeout or forget about our history is not the way to solve our problems. Rather history has proven to be the best teacher and an angry task master. Get ready for those who would attempt to rewrite or obliterate it. 

COT -  Commitment of traders report has turned very bearish towards precious metals. This measure has worked continually over the past 10 years and shows no signs of quitting now. Will it be a down quarter for precious metals? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

We've been hearing about the Opioid Epidemic for a quite a while now. Overdoses, deaths and the impact upon families and the communities has been profound. But overlooked is the impact of this drug epidemic on the factory floor. Large numbers of applicants routinely fail drug tests and cannot be allowed to work with heavy and potentially dangerous equipment. Safety is key. Just like you wouldn't want a stoned pilot, a stoned doctor, a stoned air traffic controller, you don't want a crane operator under the influence either. Thus the need for drug testing in many industries. The problem needs to be dealt with now. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

What's going on with the economy and the stock market? Jordan believes that tax reform, Obamacare repeal and other Trump initiatives are dead in the water. There's very little that can be done besides regulatory reform. Auto delinquencies are rapidly increasing, the student loan bubble is getting ready to burst and we're getting close to the government's debt ceiling. Not a recipe for increased confidence and prosperity. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

Andrew Zatlin is the mega-number cruncher. He believes there's trouble in paradise. The unemployment numbers appear to be range bound and this always is a precursor to a recession. Debt is escalating. Auto loans now go for 84 months. Andrew believes that the hedge funds and the smart money are getting ready to exit the market. And then things will get interesting. So batten the hatches and get ready!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EDT

What Really Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

Another "sleepy summer week" manipulation
-like July 4th, which led to big PM gains the following week

Bitcoin explosion, as the "ultimate monetary death cross" approaches
-i.e., crypto usurping fiat

Precious Metals and Bitcoin, the only true "scarcity assets"

-Best-ever environment for Precious Metal portfolio swaps

Etc.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

The sharing economy has not been born solely out of efficiency, it's also largely a matter of necessity. Declining incomes and profits make it a major money saver for the shrinking middle class. Whether it's AirBNB for travel, Uber to get where you're going or Citibikes to use a bicycle in the City, it just makes so much sense. And we haven't seen anything yet. It's going to really take off soon once self-driving cars really hit the market. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

New trade figures from the Department of Commerce show the U.S. international trade picture continues to deteriorate. The U.S. trade deficit in June hit $43.6 billion, almost the same as the June level last year of $43.8 billion. But for the first half of this year, at $276.6 billion, the trade deficit is 10.7% worse than the year-ago figure. We are now on track for an annual trade deficit this year of some $550 billion, which would be the highest deficit since 2008. That’s some 2.8% of our GDP, a substantial contractionary force in the economy. If that spending were going towards U.S. goods and services instead of foreign goods and services, it would create more revenue, more jobs, more profit, and more investment inside the U.S. instead of overseas.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Titus Gebel is an entrepreneur who's attempting to further the concept of Free Private Cities, an idea who's time has come. Rather than your rights springing forth from a government edict or constitution, they are derived from a contract with the profit making free private city. Your duties are clearly spelled out as are their's. If you don't like the place, you can leave. It would be a libertarian haven for all. It's time to try another system for human beings to peaceably and productively live and interact together. This seems better than most. In places where parts of the concept have been adapted, success has been the rule. Imagine the Free Private City of Detroit. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

John joined us today for our usual Monday show. What's happening in Virginia is related to the underlying financial deterioration of the economy and the middle class. When things are going well, people don't have time for demonstrations, they're too busy working and earning income. Events such as this are emblematic of an economic crisis. 

Bitcoin at $4200. Bitcoin cash at $300. How does it tie into the bad economy meme? Is this truly the birth of competitive currencies? Is Tulipcoin far behind? We've already gotten Bitcohen, the Israeli answer to crypto-currencies. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

Garrett Gunderson joined us today for a very enlightening discussion. He's an entrepreneur, financial advocate and founder of Wealth Factory. Garrett brings energy and excitement to debunking the many widely accepted myths and fabrications that undermine the prosperity and joy of millions of business owners.

He is the NY Times best-selling author of Killing Sacred Cows and more recently, What Would the Rockefellers Do? He’s appeared on TV shows including ABC’s Good Money, Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox and CNBC’s Squawk on the Street — and his firm was named to the Inc. 500. Most importantly, Garrett makes personal finance for entrepreneurs simple, immediately actionable and even enjoyable.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

The situation with North Korea shows no signs of resolution. But how much control does China have? It would appear they have a lot, but as in all Frankenstein situations, eventually the creator loses control of his creation. And you know what happens then, mayhem and destruction. But there's a lot more going on than this. Listen and and find out what's going to happen next. Oh, by the way, Bitcoin $4k and gold and silver are going up. Surprise!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Mike's been to China 5 times. While he doesn't know everything about product sourcing in China (nobody does) he feels that he's getting closer to mastery. The wholesale market we visited has gotten even bigger with 1.7 million products and 55,000 stalls. You get to see the products up close and personal and many vendors will even let you purchase samples. You find products at the market and then go back to the hotel where Mike and Matt help you analyze the products to determine the likelihood of profitability. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

We just moved our home, office and studio. Moving is the ultimate test of keeping your cool. You have to manage logistics, finances, interpersonal relationships and major stress. We managed to survive it and get everything up and running within a day. Most of you probably didn't even notice, but the new studio has a slightly different sound than the old one. 

North Korea, what will be? Is it all about China. We'll know soon enough. Just in case get your fallout shelter ready now. 

How Martha's Vinyard is adapting to the cutback in H2B visas to foreign seasonal workers. Are they hiring more Americans as a result? Good question to which MSN provides zero answers. Just remember it's always cheaper to higher a foreigner to do a job. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Andrew Agemy is concerned about the retirement crisis. It's time to create your own pension plan if especially if employer doesn't offer one. Companies are getting rid of the traditional pension plans and fewer and fewer people are going to have a retirement income besides Social Security. Some will have 401(k) plans and other savings, but most won't have a guaranteed or promise income for their retirement.

It's not that people necessarily need $1 million or $2 million or $3 million at Retirement. What they need is a check to replace the check that has stopped now that they have stopped working. They may use that $1, $2, $3 million to help them do that but typically that won't be a promised or guaranteed income. Most often it means withdrawing from there Funds with no guarantees or promises - just hope.

There are things that people can do to guarantee themselves and income at retirement – creating their own pension. There are also ways to receive a promised income that they can count on although it's not guaranteed.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

David believes that there's one explanation for Wall Street's constant gains, people love to gamble. It's always been that way and it always will be. They're not investing unlike the greats such as Warren Buffett. Breaking this addiction is crucial. It's the only way you can protect your assets. David believes that a return to fixed income investing is the only way to insure that your assets won't be dissipated. Time to reevaluate and change your investing behavior. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EDT



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