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Investors Should Think of Gold as Life Insurance

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By John McDonald Many precious metals investors take offense when others suggest that gold is not a “real investment.” After all, gold tends to appreciate over time, is never “worth zero” (not many things you can say that about), and can be bought, sold, and traded on multiple exchanges for multiple other assets. That certainly looks a lot like an investment vehicle from here! For investors who do not fully appreciate how gold can work as an effective, productive investment, usually, the issue is that they look at the yellow metal in an oversimplified way.  They tend to think that...

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Lifespans Are Increasing Faster Than Retirement Savings

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By John McDonald Every five years, something interesting happens:  Average life expectancy grows by about one year. This astonishing fact, which has been happening since the late 1940s, with an equally astonishing result:  For babies born in the United States in 2007, it is expected that at least half of them will still be alive at age 104! Expanding life expectancy is a testament to the power of cleaner living and vastly improved medical technology.  But one thing that has not kept pace with the ever-extending life expectancy in America and worldwide is financial preparation for retirement. Americans are broadly programmed...

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