Why So Many Seniors Are Going Into Survival Mode… and How to Avoid Their Fate
Editor’s Note: Today’s essay comes from Andy Snyder. You remember Andy. He’s the former Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Club (Wealthy Retirement’s publisher).
Since leaving The Oxford Club to focus on his passion project Manward Press, we’ve kept close tabs on him.
Manward was inspired by the years Andy spent in the wilds of Alaska. Some of the richest and most powerful men on the planet depended on him for their very survival. (One famed film producer even featured a shot of Andy – along with a 136-pound halibut – on his family’s Christmas card.)
So what does an outdoorsman like Andy have to do with income investing?
One word… survival.
In today’s essay, Andy reveals a startling observation about traditional income investing strategies in the current stock market. He also shows you how to survive – and thrive – with a unique and virtually secret income investing strategy.
To hear more from Andy, click here to sign up for his free e-letter Manward Digest.
– Rachel Gearhart, Managing Editor
We’re convinced the idea of traditional income investing is in trouble.
If we continue down this dangerous road, we may never see things return to normal in our lifetimes.
That’s a deadly idea for freedom seekers.
Just last week, investors looking to take advantage of old-school income strategies – like buying CDs or long-term Treasurys – got not one, but two major slaps across the face.
First, the Bank of England made a scary forecast on Thursday. After once again refusing to raise its key rate (blaming obvious economic malaise), the bellwether central bank predicts just two rate hikes over the next three years.
Let’s be quite clear… that will mean virtually nothing for investors.
There will be no reprieve from the virtual demise of safe income streams.
Here in the States, the situation is much the same. Sure, Yellen’s managed to boost key rates this year… but the reaction from the markets is flat-out muted.
The second slap comes from Washington. We’ve learned that the leading appointee to take the Fed’s reins early next year is Gary Cohn… an ultra-dovish bank insider (he’s the former chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs).
You may be wondering why in the world we’re talking about this admittedly boorish subject. Who wants to hear another rant about money and interest rates?
You do, if you’re interested in achieving personal liberty.
Money isn’t everything, but it damned sure plays a role in your freedom.
Take away your bank account… and see how quickly your choices narrow.
That’s what has us so worried. And it’s what has so many older folks in America going into survival mode.
With traditional income strategies virtually dead, a lot of men are in real danger.
It’s going to get worse before it gets better. All it will take from here is an economic “hiccup” to erase what little progress has been made over the last year.
If a recession were to happen now, it’d be devastating to baby boomers, pension funds and our debt-loving government. We have no doubt a couple of states would be forced to claim bankruptcy.
What’s crazy is most folks don’t know or don’t care.
They’re too busy falling in line with social norms… updating their Facebook pages, filling out debt applications and looking at themselves in the mirror.
It’s dangerous and dumb.
That’s why what’s happening in the markets is critical to track and study.
There are ways to avoid financial ruin. They’re actually quite simple. (Following the tips and tricks shared here in Wealthy Retirement is certainly a great start.)
But, again, most folks have no idea.
We think they simply choose not to care. Shame on them.
If you care about your money… if you want to be a survivor, we encourage you to check out our newest presentation.
It details the little-known 1531(b) program. It’s a unique and virtually secret income-generating strategy we’ve researched. But it won’t last much longer…
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