012 – Should You Care About Bitcoin?

LIVE Bitcoin Q&A on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time:
Open to everyone! And of course, it's FREE!

If you can't attend live,
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011 – Happy Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Or as the Mexicans call it, "Battle of Puebla Day" or "Battle of Cinco de Mayo."

Enjoy some mariachi and tales of travel in a land that doesn't really celebrate its own holiday (it's all relative).

And don't forget about the upcoming Bitcoin & Investing Q&A, on YouTube LIVE:


LIVE Bitcoin Q&A on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time:
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010 – What Can You Control?

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What Can You Control?

The simple answer is: your time, your attention, your education, your skills, and your resources (which includes your money).

In other words, you can control a LOT.

If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself.


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009 – What a Wonderful World

Today is a good day to pause, reflect, and re-center yourself.

I recommend you take the time that you had planned to listen to a podcast to instead mediate in silence, and express gratitude for everything in your life.

Elon Musk's tweet:
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1256673706979389440

Louis Armstrong's song, "What a Wonderful World" (1967):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3yCcXgbKrE


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008 – What Makes Bitcoin So Special?

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Bitcoin is an open, borderless, decentralized, immutable system of creating, tracking, and sending wealth from person to person without reliance on a third party for permission.

Bitcoin is the first type of democratic money (and payment network) ever invented, and it will likely transform the global economy in staggering ways.

At this point in time, I believe that Bitcoin Education is one of the best investments you can make in your own personal future.

If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself.


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007 – License to Kill

James Bond has a license to kill, and modern banks have a license to steal.

Yes, even that kind, friendly, well-dressed loan advisor at the bank who's helping you qualify for your first home loan (or car loan, or student loan) is actually an unwitting participant in a global ring of organized crime.

You new loan will not only put you into debt - which means you'll pay for your home, car, or schooling several times over (instead of just once) - but it will also cause the price of houses, cars, and schooling to rise for everyone else in society, which effectively makes everyone poorer.

Since these items are less affordable, people take out loans to buy them, and the cycle of "more debt -> rising asset prices -> getting poorer" feeds itself.

Who gets the prosperity?

The banks of course! They create currency from thin air, lend it to you (at interest!), and then they get to keep the money (if you pay back the loan) or they get your house (if you don't)!

This system of theft - i.e. our modern fiat banking system - is the reason for wealth inequality in America and around the world.

If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself.


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006 – Can You Print Prosperity?

It's a simple question, really: Can you print prosperity?

If yes, then let's print copious amounts of prosperity for everyone!!!

If no, then what are the consequences of the massive "economic stimulus" that the government and central bank are unleashing upon the economy?

Someone has to pay the cost. And it's going to be the people who don't understand what's happening.

If you educate yourself, you can protect yourself.


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005 – The End of Fractional Reserve Banking

On March 15, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors announced that the policy of ‘fractional reserve’ banking would no longer continue as of March 26, 2020 (a day that will live in infamy); as of that date, the reserve requirement would be zero percent for all types of deposits. This will have profound consequences on the financial future of every man, woman, and child in America.

You can read the short, simple, quiet press release here: https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/monetary20200315b.htm

You can monitor the bi-weekly changes in reserve balances here: https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h3/20200409/

You can view the FDIC changes in the DIF Reserve Ratio here: https://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/qbp/2017mar/p13ch1.html
[*Note the last update was December 2018, and the last data point was March 2017. There must be more recent numbers somewhere…].

You can view the FDIC video assuring people that “your money is safe at the banks” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdjzIaEDTnw


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004 – w/Emily Truesdell

Emily Truesdell is a horse trainer, equine massage therapist, and freelance copyrighter. You can follow her equine journey on Instagram @buddy_gets_a_makeover

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003 – w/Ryan Fay

Ryan Fay is the #1 funniest standup comic in Buffalo (and #837,191 worldwide). You can find him on Instagram @RyanFayComedy

World-Wide Organization of Organic Farmers (WWOOF):
https://wwoof.net/