america's sick economy
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The truth about Americas economy
AMERICAS SICK ECONOMY
(And 4 ways to protect yourself from it)Presented by:
Increase headline and subhead font size. Consider making headline all caps. I also think a better background would be an image. Something that evokes economic destruction.1WE ALLHear the same reports:
Stocks are up 200% in the last 5 years!
We have over 3% GDP growth!4The dollar is finally rallying!
5Economic recovery is here!
Not so fast.7
isnt what it appears
TruththeAdd a tiny the above Truth?8
The truth is what it is.Text doesnt stand out enough. I also think the truth is and what it is should be broken up, to keep the rhythm set by the previous slide. Maybe first phrase in top left and second phrase in bottom right.947.7 million Americans are in poverty (17%)
*the second lowest rate in the developed world1050%of Americans receive government benefits of some kind.
The real unemployment rate?
Do we need or more?13Oh, and theres that $17 TRILLION elephant in the room
DEBTYou knowAdd a playful You know in top right corner? The previous slide kind of speaks for itself, but I like this slide and think a little tongue-and-cheek would help.15If the govt wants to fix its mess,
it has 4 options.
1. Grow GDPhttp://www.pionline.com/storyimage/CO/20140618/ONLINE/140619855/AR/0/AR-140619855.jpg17
1. Grow GDPExcept, Americas too big.http://www.pionline.com/storyimage/CO/20140618/ONLINE/140619855/AR/0/AR-140619855.jpg
Change: Except, Americas too big.18
1. Grow GDPExcept, Americas too big.GDP cant grow fast enough to cover the debts as the cycle restarts, much less pay the principal that we owe.http://www.pionline.com/storyimage/CO/20140618/ONLINE/140619855/AR/0/AR-140619855.jpg
2. Budget Cutshttp://www.hiebertphotography.com/Images-new/WebOpt/_PR/pc_0796_HHA-20100802_Hiebert.jpg
Change to Budget Cuts ? Cut Budget is just begging for the word the, but I understand that would carry over.20
2. Budget CutsExcept, that wont happen.http://www.hiebertphotography.com/Images-new/WebOpt/_PR/pc_0796_HHA-20100802_Hiebert.jpg
Change: Except, that wont happen.21
2. Budget CutsExcept, that wont happen.The last budget cut was in 1964, and half the country is currently on welfare. http://www.hiebertphotography.com/Images-new/WebOpt/_PR/pc_0796_HHA-20100802_Hiebert.jpg
And comma after 196422
3. Raise Taxeshttp://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/irs.jpg23
3. Raise TaxesExcept, it cant raise enough.http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/irs.jpg
Change: Except, it cant raise enough.24
3. Raise TaxesExcept, it cant raise enough.It would be impossible to raise taxes to the degree necessary to pay off the debt and begin reducing principal.http://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/irs.jpg
Add the before debt25
The 4th option?Maybe include a picture of the IMF as the background? Or, idk, maybe Obama? Last three options were very dramatic but this is not as engaging.26
This quote from a recent IMF report says it all:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7e/International_Monetary_Fund_logo.svg/1005px-International_Monetary_Fund_logo.svg.png
Maybe use an actual photo? http://www.biznews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/imf-international-monetary-fund.jpg28the sharp deterioration of public finances in many countries has revived interest in a capital levy a one-off tax on private wealth - as an exceptional measure to restore debt sustainabilityFiscal Monitor , October 2013Yes, you read that correctly.
A one-off tax on your private wealthThat means anyone with a positive net worth is at risk.
Add That means to the beginning.
Wouldnt hurt to mention the fact the government confiscated gold during the Great Depression, or the Cyprus confiscations in March 2013. I think the point needs to be stated a little more before getting to Instead of wondering if it will happen.32And this wouldnt be the first (or second) confiscation:
Executive Order 6102In 1933, FDR criminalized the possession of monetary gold to prevent hoarding.All persons were to deliver their gold to the Federal ReserveOr face a $10,000 fine, 10 years in prison, or both.
CyprusTo prevent their two biggest banks from collapsing, bank deposits were confiscated from all citizens. Deposit insurance meant nothing.Instead of wondering if it will happen...Why not take action to prepare yourself? 43Weve spent our careers finding the most secure methods to protect and grow your assets.Here are4 strategies you can use to protect your wealth.Slide looks kind of funny with the small bit of white text up top and lots of white text on bottom. Try paragraph break after take and reducing font size of the white, maybe to what it is in the previous slide?45Strategy 1Move your IRA offshorehttp://www.uh.edu/provost/_images/uh-in-4/piggy-bank.png
Need a slide after this explaining why, before getting to current holder saying its not possible.46Leaving your IRA in the U.S. limits your investments:Publicly traded U.S. stocksBondsMutual funds CDs*Only*REAL growth is happening in foreign markets such as
Hong Kong Singapore New ZealandYour current holder may say that its illegal to move your IRA offshore.Your current holder may say that its illegal to move your IRA offshore. This is blatantly untrue.
Add a slide after this that qualifies the falsehood. From a legal perspective, its not a matter of escaping the U.S. or evading taxes, so long as you reveal the account to the IRS.51Its not a matter of escaping the U.S. or evading taxes, so long as you reveal the account to the IRS.Just be sureto choose an experienced IRA custodian.
Add When you move it offshore, make sure you
Also, what does this mean exactly? Less regulated options? I get where you going with it, but it could be clearer.53A non-U.S. vantage point can provide a
to your portfolio.big boost Strategy 2Go offshore with annuities and insurance policieshttp://www.loanware.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Hoem-Insurance-Loanware.png
Add slide after this: With an offshore annuity, you can get access to some of the best money managers in the world.55With an offshore annuity, you can get access to some of the best money managers in the world.
Also, a variety of international investment options.Change: Moving offshore also brings you access to a variety57Plus, you can receive payments in a higher-yielding currency
Start with Plus, End with an ellipsis58Saving you from inflation risks during these extraordinary U.S. deficit levels.
Change: Saving you from inflation risks...59Not to mentiontax-deferredAnnuities are
After add slides I mentioned, transition into this slide with Not to mention,61So your savings can growwithout interference.
Strategy 3Find a hard-asset havenhttp://www.steamwhistle.ca/goldenopener/img/gold.png63Its always a good idea to have some assets outside the U.S.
Delete of64But you want to avoid:Reporting requirements & High minimums of international banksI want us to be cautious of telling them to avoid U.S. reporting requirements. Can you give me your source on this?66How?Buy gold bars and store them overseas.Overseas gold storage is
if not tied to a foreign bank account.
not reported So you want to buy the largest bars you can afford.
Change: So you want to buy the largest70
The smaller you gothe more margin is built into the price.
Change: So you want to buy the largest71Strategy 4Find an enchantingtax havenhttp://www.steamwhistle.ca/goldenopener/img/gold.png72U.S. tax policies are stifling.Find an overseas haven. Such as
Puerto Rico aka The Island of Enchantment.
Add such as to the beginning75
Most residentspay no U.S. taxeson island income.Here,
Add such as to the beginning76Taxes on dividends and interest:0%
I want to beef this section up a bit. Can you give me your source on this as well so I know what your starting point was?77Capital gains taxes:As low as 0% (up to 10%)
I want to beef this section up a bit. Can you give me your source on this as well so I know what your starting point was?78The infrastructure is already in place.
I want to beef this section up a bit. Can you give me your source on this as well so I know what your starting point was?79No need to hire a lawyer to figure it all out.
I want to beef this section up a bit. Can you give me your source on this as well so I know what your starting point was?80
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