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057: Personal Finance Tips and TRICKS with Jordan Goodman

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I’m writing this the day after Memorial day. First of all, I want to take this chance to thank all of you veterans out there for putting your life on the line so that we can live the relatively carefree life that we do.

Compared to the rest of the World, we’ve got a pretty darn good. In my view, we are still the greatest country in the world and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

There is no other place in the history of the world that provides as much opportunity for those who are willing to take life by the horns then the United States of America. I speak as the child of immigrants who came to this country broke and went on to live the American dream as affluent citizens of this great country.

I know there are a lot of people in our niche that are extremely pessimistic about the future of the United States. There is no doubt we are in a bit of an economic pickle and that we might see some tough times in the next 10 years. But let me remind you that we are indeed the heart of the global economy. If we go down, the rest of the world goes down.

If the global economy implodes, do you really think you are safer in South or Central America or Puerto Rico? If you do, you haven’t spent enough time in the undeveloped world. If all hell breaks loose, there is no other place I would rather be than the United States of America.

And for as much as we may have some tough times on the horizon, I do not see the fall of an empire. Instead, I see a new era of greatness. 20 years from now, we will look back to this era much the way we look back at the 70s. We will see that times were tough– but boy did we come out of that even stronger.

I believe that American ingenuity and entrepreneurship will prevail. The many problems that we have will be solved by technology and other creative measures.

I still believe in the greatness of our country and our untapped potential. And I can’t wait to prove all of the doomsday people wrong. America will prevail.

A lot of times, we get too negative on the show and I want to make sure that we have a better balance. There are plenty of people out there who are very positive and see a lot of good things in the future for our country and our world.

Let’s focus on what we can do right now. Let’s focus on opportunity rather than looking for all the negatives.

Let’s start that off by listening to this week’s podcast! Jordan Goodman has been a financial journalist for over 3 decades. Think this guy has seen a few cycles? Well, he is also very entertaining and full of interesting personal finance tips and tricks. Enjoy the show!

My guess today has seen it all. He is a world-famous financial journalist who is been added for greater than 30 years so nothing surprises him.

When we come back, we will speak with Jordan