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Why You Want to Buy What Others Hate Right Now

Steve’s no stranger to big calls… In March 2009, Steve Sjuggerud predicted huge gains in stocks, even while investors were still shaking from the financial crisis. He told his readers that “the next seven to 10 years could be phenomenal.” Stocks are up around 300%. In May 2011, Steve said that, “Today’s U.S. real estate is the most affordable it’s been ever.” Prices have soared since. In 2015, Steve called investing in China a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Anyone who followed his research and recommendations…

No, Your Kitchen Isn’t Crawling With Deadly Bugs

The big E. coli scare isn’t over yet… Last month, we saw the spread of a strain of E. coli that contaminated romaine lettuce. Nearly 200 people fell ill and about half wound up in the hospital. Five folks died from the bacterial infection. And although the romaine from the affected region isn’t in stores anymore, people are still worried about this nasty bug. That’s why a new study about E. coli made headlines recently. They’re after more than our salads now. But don’t believe all the hype… Earlier this…

Building Wealth

Your Once-in-a-Decade Chance Is Here

Wall Street analysts just can’t get it right. They project high earnings growth at the top of the market and declining earnings right at the bottom. To find the peak in the market, we have to watch for when earnings estimates get too high. We haven’t gotten there yet. With earnings season nearly over, 78% of companies have beaten analysts’ estimates. That’s the highest number since at least 2008. What happens next is clear. Analysts will ratchet up their estimates, projecting higher and…

Spending Wisely

Fire Your Cable Company

Doc’s note: We’re continuing our special holiday series, sharing our favorite issues. Today’s essay was chosen by one of our team members, Jeff Havenstein… If you’re like me and get upset every time you look at your monthly cable bill, it might be time to make a change. Recently, I convinced one of my family members to follow this advice. She now gets almost all of the same programs she used to watch, but for a fraction of the cost. *** We…

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift

Last month, I told you about an investment that could change your life… Not a stock, or an annuity, or a bond. A razor. More specifically, the OneBlade razor. If you meet me in person, you wouldn’t think I’m much of a shaving expert… I’ve had a beard for more than 30 years. But I can tell you from experience that the OneBlade will give you the world’s greatest shave. In fact, it’s the razor that convinced me to shave again. It feels incredible…

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Living Well

It’s Time to Discuss This Taboo Topic

There’s a killer in folks 65 and older that we don’t talk about. It’s an epidemic that carries so much stigma, no one wants to talk about it. Doctors are reluctant to discuss it with patients and few senior centers do enough to raise awareness and provide support. In fact, if you mention it to someone, especially those 80 and older, you’ll likely get a dismissive scoff or shrug. And we know some 90-year-olds who think the underlying cause is a lot…

Travel

Seven Essential Items for Summer Travels

Late summer means a lot of travel. Whether it’s trips to the beach or a vacation before the kids or grandkids go back to school, plenty of folks are getting ready for a trip. What’s more, according to a poll from CBS, more folks prefer to travel in September. If you aren’t traveling with children, that’s a great time to travel thanks to smaller crowds and cooler temperatures. I travel a lot. And over the years, I’ve picked up on some tricks…