Archives For Education

Taking a look at our pay stub and seeing just how much Uncle Sam “steals.”

1) Federal, state, medicare, & social security are all taxes. In my case, it’s federal, Medicare & Social Security. 23%.

Look at these deductions, add them up, divide by your gross income. 1 out of 4 days I work, I receive zero immediate benefit.

2) Property taxes. Do you ever truly own your home, land?

Taxation is the use of indirect force by government (IRS). It is an extraction of your wealth used to expand the size and power of gov’t.

Stop paying your property taxes. Eventually the gov’t will take your home/land.

3) Government doesn’t produce anything in the open market. It is always a liability.

As gov’t grows, so does your tax bill.

My industry, banking, doesn’t produce anything either. It charges interest (rent) for the use of money and charges fees.

Not complaining. Reminding you to reduce your liabilities (debt) so you’ve got more money left to do what you please.

Resource:
Ayn Rand

Debt Shepherd 2017, All Rights Reserved
3

I talk to the host of Gnosis Cardia on blobtalkradio and we discuss the insidious money cartel known as The Federal Reserve Bank.

Resources:
Gnosis Cardia

Debt Shepherd 2017, All Rights Reserved

Change – 220 DSR

March 7, 2017

Change is constant. Here’s three tips to keep you moving your finances in a positive direction.

Debt Shepherd 2016, All Rights Reserved

In this audio we discuss:
How long has health insurance been in America?
What’s happened to the cost in the last 15 yrs.
Why is it so expensive?
Your role in changing it if you’re not happy with what you’re paying.

Chuck Bartok’s MRI story. $2k via insurance. Had to call several local doctors to find one that took cash. Cost, $500.

According to the US Census Bureau, about 9% of Americans are covered under health insurance purchased directly by themselves, not through an employer.

Why is health care so expensive?
Not enough employees for discount?
Why all pitching money into large pot to get better rate?
Technology should mean higher volume, lower price.

I say it’s the cheap deductible.
I say no one looks at the itemized bill.
I say consolidation of power in insurance companies = monopoly on price.

Googled Ticker symbol for BlueCross/Blue Shield:
Top google hit: Wellpoint.
wellpoint.com takes you to Anthem Inc.com

Other ways to ensure better health?
Improve your diet, exercise, quit smoking, start or improve your spiritual practice, maintain good financial health.

Resources:
Ahyh
Health Care Cost Increases
WalMart dirty profit scheme
Big Bank dirty profit schemes

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight.
Debt Shepherd 2016, All Rights Reserved

Why a 401k might not be the great investment you’ve been led to believe.

I’m a guest of Jon White, author of the book:
A Tale of Two Houses – his journey of buying a home the right way after buying one the wrong way.

What’s covered in this audio:
What’s happening to your money when you give it to Wall Street?
How annual fees are stealing your future wealth.
The less work you do investing, the less profit you make.
The take away? 401k investing might not be what you think it is.

Resources:

Jon White – website
The Retirement Gamble – PBS documentary
How Wall Street Fleeces America – book
Wall Street on Parade – website

Get Your Mind Straight. Get Your Money Straight
Debt Shepherd 2016, All Rights Reserved

Gears

Knowledge of money all starts with the basics. You need a solid foundation before you can build a house. Mike Maloney’s Hidden Secrets of Money video series is the best primer I can recommend to get you started.

Resources:
Guide to Investing in Gold & Silver
Hidden Secrets of Money
Irwin Schiff

Get your mind straight. Get your money straight.

Debt Shepherd 2015, All Right Reserved

Nick from AK

We talk to Nick from Alaska and ask him what it’s like recently out of The US Navy, going to college, and forging a path in this crazy economic terrain?

Interview Questions:

1) Who’s your biggest hero?
2) Why college?
3) What would you say to folks in their 20’s, thinking about going back to school?
4) What about someone in school thinking about quitting because a full time job seems more lucrative?
5) When do you think you’ll be making “enough” money?
6) Where do you want to be in 5 yrs?

Give us a call on our voicemail listener feedback line at 615-200-7189
or drop Greg an email at: greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com

Debt Shepherd, 2015 All Rights Reserved

liberty

When you choose to remain ignorant about how money really works, you are actually part of the problem. You can become part of the solution.

Quote:
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ― Albert Einstein

Resources:
HiddenSecretsofMoney.com
How Wall Street Fleeces America – by Stephen Lendman

Give us a call on our voicemail listener feedback line at 615-200-7189 or drop Greg an email at:
greg [at] debtshepherd [dot] com