With a financial system so drastically shifting, what can we do about money?

Woah. I didn't originally read that as "shifting." The substitute word also fits.

Money is only a representation of production, or perceptions of production. It has not been valued for saving for more than a decade. That is too much time for any old paradigm to return.

We will never return to the days of saving liquid money in an interest-bearing account. We may see some new way of earning interest, but it will be from investments. It is now possible to have a directly-managed market account, where individuals can move liquid money to-and-from a checking account. Eventually, we'll have debit cards that are directly tied to market accounts.

It's pointless to save fiat currency when monetary value is so mercurial. If a person has saved hundreds, then they should look for the best-and-nearest time to pay for necessities and upkeep. Go buy tires, install insulation, or deal with a dental problem. If you don't have needs, then buy gold or stocks! Money that sits in a checking account for five years won't buy extra braces — money doesn't age like wine.

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Way too many people out there see no need to build up a substantial financial cushion because they have a tremendous amount of faith in the system...

This can't be possible. I'm disabled, barely making money from an online job, and not getting help from the government, let alone family, friends, or my community. Yet, somehow, I've managed to maintain $1,000 in savings.

Ah, yes... I know why! BECAUSE $1,000 WON'T COVER AN EMERGENCY! It might cover the down payment for an emergency, or help with tertiary costs, but it won't even cover the cost of any serious car repair.

In this day and age, money does not hold value in the way that we think. It is almost purely a representation of production, or the illusion of production. If a person is poor, or on the bottom end of the "middle class," they should spend money immediately, making sure to purchase wisely. They should be spending on upkeep for vehicles & homes. Any remaining money needs to be put into precious metals or the market.

Savings accounts are meaningless. Money is transcending fluctuation trends, and is now truly only useful for spending. It is like a tree that entered creation at the moment before death: break it down into useful parts, or watch it wilt & rot into nothing.

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In the excitable minds of respected journalists, this very moment white supremacists and gun owners are arming for a new war with the feds, an epic confrontation they’ll call the Boogaloo. Seriously, who believes this stuff?

I've been encountering this term. At first, I really thought that "right-wingers" were using some stupid code. But after a while, it seemed like it was being used A LOT. As in TOO MUCH for silly secret codes.

It's a new joke, and the "journalists" are failing yet again.

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Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?

Others have noted the benefits of homogeneity. However, there are plenty of "gun crimes" which are never reported. The Yakuza aren't "shunned," as someone else suggests. The Yakuza are everywhere, and they own a lot of Japanese police officers. The Yakuza get away with a LOT of crimes, including sexual slavery, because of their influence.

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Pope Francis has sent a message to the World Economic Forum at Davos Tuesday, condemning the isolationism and individualism that...

He's the perfect example of why I despise modern Catholicism. I wish Catholics would wake up to the man-made garbage that is falsely portrayed as coming from God. There's been at least 1,000 years of fallacies that poisoned their well.

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The 71-year-old sat down with Good Morning America to reveal he could no longer hide his health struggles and that he is on a 'whole host' of medication to treat his nerve pain.

It's not easy, but it can be good to let the world know. Not in my case, but I've seen it help others. The amazing thing is the love of strangers. Strangers lack a spiritual or psychological history with the ill, or in the case of a celebrity, they have a generally positive attitude.

My family thinks that I'm a genius, so they think that I'm so smart that I'll be able to "figure it out." Ozzy's family is probably the same way, in that they think he's so "special" that he will find a way to get better.

Also, I wouldn't wish my "genius" on anyone. I'm not smart. I'm a mutant. I'm miserable. This poor guy would probably be the same, but he found a way to make money off of his curse.

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(NEW YORK) He put the fat in fatwa. A morbidly obese ISIS fanatic dubbed “Jabba the Jihadi” has been captured by Iraqi forces — who loaded him onto a flatbed truck because he couldn’t fit in a police car. Advertisement - story continues below The 560-pound mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima,…

They had to chase him down several blocks.... The little toy blocks. He ran so hard that he was nearly able to put one foot in front of the other!

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A shocking new poll has discovered that 47 percent of young Democrats believe that other countries are better than the United States. Moreover, many young Americans admit that they wouldn't mind other countries becoming as militarily powerful as the United States. 

Then FUCK OFF, you pathetic sacks of diseased cat meat!

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Or, it might be an attempt to pretend that you are aren't a perverted scumbag. Get out ahead of the news of your arrest.

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A new poll from Politico/Morning Consult indicates that 43% of evangelical voters would approve of President Donald Trump being removed from office.

I checked the numbers, so you all don't end up putting revolvers in your mouths. The fool who wrote the article READ THE NUMBERS INCORRECTLY! It's not a BIG deal, but it actually is 40%. They skipped down a line after reading the 34% number who strongly approve of impeachment. It's 6% who somewhat approve, not 9 %. Also, 8% are somewhat against impeachment, and 48% are strongly against impeachment. The article gets those numbers wrong as well.

The bigger deal here is that the poll seems to be skewed to say that at least 44%+ of Evangelicals are Democrats. The poll is WAY off.

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