American Monetary Association (audio podcast)

Phaedra Fisher visited Russia back in 1994, and witnessed the privatization and inflation firsthand. Her book, Vodka Diplomacy, explains her experience and life in Russia as several events unfolded.

Direct download: AMA_84_-_Vodka_Diplomacy_with_Phaedra_Fisher.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Farnoosh Torabi is host of “Financially Fit” on Yahoo! Finance. She joins the show to discuss why credit is such an important focus for Americans right now. Torabi shares the top misconceptions about credit and the top mistakes people make when it comes to understanding their credit standing. She then answers the following questions:

 

- What are some signs that forebode that you'll be broke in ten years?

- What aspects of our life is impacted by our credit history?

- What can consumers do to improve their credit standing?

- What are some free resources to help simulate, track, manage and build good credit?

 

Torabi then talks about the new "Sharing Economy" and how it's changing the way we travel, consume and live. She also explains how one can know if he or she is getting a good deal on their mortgage.

 

Watch Farnoosh Torabi at www.farnoosh.tv.

Direct download: AMA_83_-_Financially_Fit_with_Farnoosh_Torabi.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

Rodney Johnson is President and Editor of Dent Research. He joins the show to explain why gold will fall below $800.

 

Johnson then discusses whether the US economy is slowing. He also shares how investors can build streams of income instead of relying on equity markets.

 

Visit Dent Research at www.dentresearch.com.

 

Rodney Johnson works closely with Harry Dent to study how people spend their money as they go through predictable stages of life, how that spending drives our economy and how you can use this information to invest successfully in any market.  

 

Rodney began his career in financial services on Wall Street in the 1980s with Thomson McKinnon and then Prudential Securities. He started working on projects with Harry in the mid-1990s. He’s a regular guest on several radio programs such as America’s Wealth Management, Savvy Investor Radio, and has been featured on CNBC, Fox News and Fox Business’s “America’s Nightly Scorecard, where he discusses economic trends ranging from the price of oil to the direction of the U.S. economy.  

 

He holds degrees from Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University.

Direct download: AMA_82_-_Gold_Prices_with_Dent_Research_editor_Rodney_Johnson.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

Matt Schifrin is the Vice President at Forbes Publishing and Managing Editor of Investing for Forbes Media. He joins the show to give us his tips for investing in 2014.

 

Schifrin shares one investment to avoid at all costs and the best ways to get rich. He explains why Wells Fargo is so great and whether Apple investors should reinvest their dividends.

 

Find out more about Matt Schifrin at www.mattschifrin.com. Read Schifrin's work at blogs.forbes.com

 
Direct download: AMA_81_-_Investing_Tips_and_Tricks_with_Matt_Schifrin.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am EST

Chuck Gallagher is the Chief Operating Officer at American Funeral Financial and Founder and CEO at Ethics Resource Group. He's the author of "SECOND CHANCES: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity."

 

Chuck is a Prostate Cancer Survivor. He discusses the emotional journey from diagnosis to treatment and what happens after the treatment is over and how the side effects changed his life.

 

The topic then shifts to politics as Chuck discusses whether the government shutdown was ethical.

 

Find out more about Chuck Gallagher at www.chuckgallagher.com.

Direct download: ama-80-ChuckGallagher.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 1:53pm EST

Chris Mayer is the Managing Editor of Agora Financial and Editor of the Capital and Crisis publication. 

 

Mayer breaks down the unemployment numbers for us and whether it is actually getting better. 

 

He then discusses the benefits of traveling around the world to get an investment story. Given the instability in the emerging markets, Mayer assesses whether this is the beginning of the next global financial storm. 

 

Chris has prepared a SPECIAL video for our listeners. He shares SEVEN incredibly safe stocks that you should buy now. Chris believes these stocks will multiply your wealth 20 times over. Visit www.GrowYourWealth.info to find out what these companies are. 

 

That's www.GrowYourWealth.info.

 
Direct download: ama-79-ChrisMayer.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

Tom Dyson is the Publisher of Common Sense Publishing, which owns The Palm Beach Letter. Common Sense is one of the fastest growing investment newsletters in the world.

 

Dyson joins the show to discuss what he looks at when picking stocks, including what every good company needs to have over the long term. 

 

Dyson then shares his thoughts on why he thinks whole life insurance with paid up additions policies are great investments.

 

The topics then turn to lifestyle, as Dyson discusses ways to cut down stress and lose weight.

 

Dyson has prepared a SPECIAL video for all listeners. He shares where bankers and the rich keep their money and why they do it. 

 

Visit www.palmbeachletter3.com to find out for more . 

Direct download: ama-78-TomDyson.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Tim Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer of MicroVentures. He joins the show to discuss how early-stage funding has changed from the 90's to today. He also explains the differences between angel investors and VCs.

 

Sullivan then digs deep into the JOBS Act and how the SEC is regulating it. 

 

Sullivan's firm, MicroVentures, is the biggest crowdfunding platform. It's done about $40 million in deals with companies that have become big, like Facebook, Palantir, and Twitter. Sullivan shares his strategy in finding such companies.

 

Sullivan finishes the interview by talking about whether Twitter's current valuation is fair.

 

Visit MicroVentures at www.microventures.com.

Direct download: ama-77-TimSullivan.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

A national leader in bringing transparency to government spending, Adam Andrzejewski, (Angie-f-ski) the eldest of seven children, was born in rural Herscher, IL-- a hardworking small town, and family farm community.

After working his way through Northern Illinois University, Adam and his brother successfully built a $20 million dollar business which employed 160. Today, HomePages® is the nation’s largest publisher of community telephone directories. Selling his share of the business to his brother in 2007, Adam began to focus on a life of public service.

In 2010, Adam ran for Governor of Illinois in the Republican primary. Adam was proud to be endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, among others. Adam promised he would post “every dime online in real time.” Despite a close loss on Election Day, Adam founded OpenTheBooks.com to fulfill his campaign pledge.

Today, OpenTheBooks.com contains over 300 million lines of government spending with the goal of acquiring 1 billion lines within the year. Currently posted is nearly all disclosed federal checkbook vendor spending since 2000; 2.5 million federal employee salaries with five year salary histories; 40/50 states checkbook vendor spending; 31/50 states with public salaries and/or pensions; and all federal campaign donations since 1979.

On May 29, 2013, Andrzejewski’s editorial was published in The Wall Street Journal, “Track Government Spending on Your Phone.” The editorial showcased our first-to-market technology enabling taxpayers to search federal spending by ZIP code. Thereafter, the Open The Books app ranked as high as 3rd in Apple’s The App Store.

In September 2013, John Stossel’s Special- Innovation Nation on the FOX News Channel featured a segment on OpenTheBooks.com. In the week following the show, 80,000 people rendered 750,000 pageviews on the website & mobile app. Adam is happily married to his wife Kerry and the proud father of three beautiful little girls. He is an avid runner, having run the Chicago Marathon on four occasions. Adam is a lector at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Hinsdale, IL.

Direct download: ama-76-AdamAndrzejewski.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Lowell Ponte is the co-author of the new book, "The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives' 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends."

 

Ponte joins the show to discuss how dishonest Obamacare is and whether Obama should be penalized for such an Act. 

 

Ponte also shares his predictions for 2014. 

 

Find out more about Lowell Ponte's previous book, "The Inflation Deception," at www.inflationdeception.com.

 

Lowell Ponte's diverse background includes being a reporter in Washington, D.C., a legislative aide in the California Assembly, one of two co-owners of a successful Hollywood public relations firm, a consultant and speaker for various corporations and trade associations, and dean of a distance-learning university.  

 

He worked for 15 years as a roving editor for Reader’s Digest magazine. He has done reporting in 33 countries, from Indonesia and Israel to Communist Cuba. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and many other publications.  

 

Ponte, a native of Southern California, hosted radio talk shows in Los Angeles for 17 years. More than 300 radio stations have carried his nationally syndicated radio shows.  On television, Ponte worked for four years as commentator and reporter on KCET-TV, the West Coast Production Center of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Los Angeles.  

 

Ponte is author of "The Cooling" (Prentice-Hall), a prophetic investigation of global climate change and environmental modification warfare that has been used as a textbook at the U.S. military’s National Defense College. He is a former futurist for a Pentagon-consulted think tank, where he developed scenarios for exotic kinds of warfare and high-tech terrorism.  

 

Ponte, who holds the equivalent of a master's degree in international relations and a Ph.D. in English, also is founder and President of several organizations, including the Jefferson’s Birthday Committee dedicated to making Thomas Jefferson’s April 13 birthday a “National Holiday for Taxpayers.”  

 

He and his wife, Ellen, a screenwriter and veteran script analyst for several major Hollywood studios, live at the beach in Southern California.  

Direct download: ama-75-LowellPonte.mp3
Category:Audio Podcast -- posted at: 7:15pm EST