The Magic Shoebox

Shoebox Money

Are you convinced that investing in the stock/bond market is the safe and conservative approach and have no concerns whether or not your retirement funds will be there when you need them? If you are, please stop reading this because I am only looking to help the select few individuals who are willing to investigate […]

Building Bulletproof Wealth®

Financial Self-Reliance: Building Bulletproof Wealth® Economic self-reliance: the ability of a person, place or nation to endure successfully without additional financial support from government or other agencies. From earthquakes in Nepal, tsunamis in Indonesia hurricanes in the South, mudslides in Northwest, and drought in Africa (and now, California), it doesn’t take a weather report to […]

The Big Short

Lessons of The Big Short “The thought-provoking film is a timely reminder of the lessons from a financial crisis which are too quickly forgotten.” ~ Patrick Durkin, Sydney Morning Herald Hollywood Tells the Story of the Lie That Crashed the Economy Hollywood’s big screen version of The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’s best-selling book […]


The Value of Liquidity: Capitalize On Your Cash! “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser, Indianapolis 500 Champion Do you have access to cash on demand? Or are you locking up your assets, or keeping them liquid? The answer may be influencing your prosperity more than you realize. Most investors focus on […]


The Consumer Price Index and the Truth About Inflation “By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” –  John Maynard Keynes Whether we’re rich or poor, thrifty or overextended, inflation is as inevitable as death or taxes. But how high IS inflation? Is the […]

Winning the Long Game…

Winning the Long Game of Wealth Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” ~   Benjamin Disraeli The Myth of Overnight Success When it comes to “making it,” the media loves to report on overnight successes, lottery winners, and tech companies that seem to come from nowhere to capture […]

Is a 401 o(k)?

Should You Cash Out Your 401(k)? “I would blow up the system and restart with something totally different.” – Ted Benna, “father” of the 401(k), quoted in MarketWatch.com As investors educate themselves about the financial advice that is accepted as “common wisdom,” many begin to realize that 401(k)s might not be the “retirement solution” they […]

Caught In the Debt Web

Escaping the Consumer Debt Trap “Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.” – Ogden Nash, American poet How Good People Get Caught in the Debt Web If you are staggering under the weight of Consumer Debt, join the club. According to a May 13 […]

What to Ask Wall Street

Wall Street Hopes You Never Ask This! “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” – Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow   Financial and political power congregates on Wall Street… epicentre of the American financial universe, and the subject of many a movie about the ruthless and the rich. […]

Economics of Prosperity

The New Prosperity Economics (Video) Kim Butler, best-selling financial author and founder of the Prosperity Economics Movement, was interviewed recently by syndicated financial columnist Steve Savant on Money, the Name of the Game. In this video, Kim briefly explains the 7 Principles of Prosperity that are central to Prosperity Economics: THINK – We need to […]