inflation

QnA Friday: Living Through Hyperinflation: A First-Hand Account

September 28, 2012
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Wow. Just Wow. As Barry Ritholz would say, I continue to be humbled by the awesomeness of our Kung Fu Finance subscriber community. You all seriously rock. First of all, thank you for your inspiring emails and words of encouragement, and I’m glad you liked yesterday’s post! Yes, happily my “trying times” seem to be [...]

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Live from SF, It’s Saturday Night!

August 25, 2012
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Wow, what a week! If you are wondering why this week’s QnA is coming to you on Saturday, rather than the usual Friday…it’s because I had a week like this one: (This. Week. Is. Insane.) But happily in a really, really good way! It’s transition week here at Kung Fu Finance central—the Kung Fu Kids [...]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

August 15, 2012
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Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest batch of lies, excuse me, statistics, stating that the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in July on a seasonally adjusted basis and over the last 12 months, the index increased only 1.4% before seasonal adjustment. (Here is a link to the [...]

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QnA Friday: Fun with the Fed

June 22, 2012
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TGIF! This marks my first week home in Michigan for the summer, and while I’m still adjusting to the time change (as are the Kung Fu Kids—they seem to want to go to sleep at 11:30pm or later…8:30pm California time!), it’s wonderful to be home and I’m writing you this missive while looking out at [...]

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Presenting the KFF Secret Decoder Ring…

June 20, 2012
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I used to love playing with secret decoder rings when I was a kid. They would come in cereal boxes and I fancied myself quite the spy, able to decipher all kinds of “secret messages” that my friends and I would make up and pass around to each other. Well, like most seemingly useless things [...]

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QnA: Operation Michigan, #1 Blogger, Inflation, Reader Responses, India

June 15, 2012
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It’s T-2 days and counting until Operation “Undisclosed Lake in Michigan” begins…stay tuned! And I just learned today that Kung Fu Finance was named the “#1 Personal Finance Blogger of the Week” on a site called QuizzleWire (I love their tagline: “Don’t Guess. Know.“). They did a very nice write-up on me and I now feel [...]

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Harry Dent – What Drives the Economy is…Sex?

May 22, 2012
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(And urbanization, hence “Sex and the City”, but more on that in a moment!) One of the most…interesting presentations at the Casey Conference was Harry Dent. Harry is the founder and president of the H.S. Dent Foundation and is a strong believer in using demographics to predict consumer behavior and to forecast economic trends. He [...]

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KFG on How to Get to the Other Side

May 18, 2012
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The Casey Conference was amazing, and if you haven’t already I highly recommend you getting the audio CD’s and giving these experts a listen (that is not an affiliate link—I don’t make any money by recommending this to you, but it was really, really informative and you won’t be sorry!). For the past week or so [...]

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Jim Rickards – Currency Wars

May 16, 2012
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I had the honor of sitting next to Jim Rickards throughout the second day of the conference and I thoroughly enjoyed his company. He is a very nice and extremely smart gentleman (and as I mentioned last week he gets extra bonus points for treating me like a respected fellow investor and not simply “someone’s [...]

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QnA Friday: Live from Washington, D.C.

March 2, 2012
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Happy Friday from Washington, D.C.! I am here at Yanik Silver’s “Underground 8″ Internet conference learning a ton and meeting a lot of great people. I hope you are having a terrific week and that your March is off to a great start! My post on “Til Debt Do Us Part” this week struck a [...]

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QnA Friday: Live from Chile!

February 24, 2012
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Hola! Today I am writing you from my swanky hotel room at the W Hotel in Santiago, Chile (thank you Simon Black for having excellent taste in accommodations!). Santiago is a beautiful city—modern, charming, and bustling with energy and excitement. La gente (the people) of Santiago are warm and welcoming and definitely don’t seem to [...]

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QnA Friday: Inflation, Index Funds, Money Supply, 401k, Options

February 17, 2012
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Happy Friday! You may have noticed that I didn’t post yesterday…due to my upcoming hectic travel schedule (next week I will be in Santiago, Chile, and then in Washington D.C. the following week) I will be cutting down the frequency of Kung Fu Finance emails to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and in all honesty, this [...]

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Don’t Get Tricked: The #1 Thing You Should REALLY Be Afraid Of Today and How to Fight Back

October 31, 2011
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Today is Halloween here at Kung Fu Girl’s house. With a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old I can’t escape it (not that I want to— who doesn’t love a holiday where you can dress up as your favorite fantasy and eat as much candy as you like, or party all night depending on your age…or both!). [...]

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What’s Really Happening in America?

October 24, 2011
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I am one of the world’s most positive people (honest, just ask any of my friends– I’m one of those people many love to hate because I smile ALL THE TIME). However, today I’m afraid I’m going to be more “Debbie Downer” than “Susie Sunshine” so I apologize in advance… As I write this, stocks [...]

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What Happened To Your Money? (Part 2)

October 11, 2011
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In a previous post we discussed one of the ways in which the government legally “steals” your money (via taxes). But unfortunately, taxes are only ONE of the ways that the government legally steals your money… There is also another, even MORE insidious way… Inflation (The Hidden Tax) That’s right, inflation. (Yawn….I know I know, I [...]

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