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Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas is a Senior Editor at Gold IRA Guide. He is an experienced financial and investment author with a strong passion for commodity investing and global economics. Before joining the Gold IRA Guide team, Chris has been writing for various authority financial portals and magazines for over two decades.

The Secret of Inservice Rollover from 401(k)

Planning for retirement is a difficult task. The rules that govern American retirement accounts complicated and ever-changing — but you also need to figure out how much to save, where to save, whether or not you need professional assistance, how…

Understanding Defined Benefit Pension Plans

This is the second post in a two-part series on different categories of tax-advantaged retirement plans: defined contribution and defined benefit. You can read our breakdown of defined contribution plans here. These two types of retirement accounts are primarily differentiated…

The World’s 12 Greatest Currency Failures

Two of the most important lessons taught by economic history are that 1) Money is a useful store of value that makes trade much easier and economic accelerates economic growth, and 2) when people lose faith in the stability and purchasing power…

US Dollar Confidence Survey: More Than 68% of Consumers Age 55+ Have Lost Confidence in the Dollar

[otw_shortcode_info_box border_style=”bordered” background_color_class=”otw-green” background_pattern=”otw-pattern-5″]We recently conducted a Google Consumer Survey that polled 4,639 respondents aged 55 and older within the United States. The survey collected answers from visitors within the Google Publisher Network between September 2nd and September 15th, 2014.[/otw_shortcode_info_box]…

A Primer on Bullion Investing

The best way to protect your assets against economic downturns or currency devaluation is to purchase physical bullion investments as a hedge. This is because investment-level bullion, like gold and silver, holds intrinsic value and has a set scarcity. Governments can’t…