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2 Ways to Protect Yourself From This Little-Known Danger

2 Ways to Protect Yourself From This Little-Known Danger

Mousetraps make me nervous. I put some out over the weekend. When I tested one with a pencil, it broke it in half. There they sit up in the attic, quietly doing nothing. Just waiting for a trigger. Then … SNAP! You see, I’m not worried about the long-term impact of the coronavirus. The Chinese…

Your Pick-and-Shovel Play for 2020

Your Pick-and-Shovel Play for 2020

I really hope you’re enjoying Bauman Daily — a FREE benefit to your subscription. Throughout the week, Ted Bauman and his team of analysts will speak their minds to help you make and keep your money. — Angela Jirau, Publisher   “Ted, man, you’re like a stuck record. But you’re the right record.” So said…

“Coffee Cancer Warning” Craziest Lawsuit of 2018

“Coffee Cancer Warning” Craziest Lawsuit of 2018

Could your next cup of coffee kill you? That’s the subject of an ongoing legal case in California. Last year, a state judge ruled in favor of a group of lawyers that’s suing 90 coffee sellers across the state, including Starbucks. The lawyers claim the businesses failed to warn customers about the risk of cancer…

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Sitting on the balcony of my hotel room watching the waves rush to the shore, I tried to pinpoint the moment I fell in love. And it wasn’t the miles of nearly empty beaches with some of the softest sand I’ve ever walked on, the amazing food or the incredibly kind people. It came down…

The U.S. Ranked 35th in This Freedom Test

The U.S. Ranked 35th in This Freedom Test

I found myself in an airport again on Wednesday. I was flying to Atlanta for a quick leadership conference. And as I wandered through the terminal, waiting for my delayed flight to start boarding, I took a moment to feel the energy of the place. There was momentum. Everyone walked with purpose. A father tugged…

Join Me at the Perfect Place to Invest Offshore

Join Me at the Perfect Place to Invest Offshore

In a drawer in my office desk, I keep my old canceled passports. Most people replace a passport about once every 10 years. That’s the government’s schedule. But I’m on a different schedule. You see, for years my career involved substantial foreign travel. It got crazy sometimes. Most of us think of travel as a…

Trust the Swiss to Keep Your Money Safe

Trust the Swiss to Keep Your Money Safe

Zürich, Switzerland, ranks first, or a close second, in all the many quality of life surveys during recent years. This beautiful city by a lake is also the wealthiest city in Europe, home to many major financial institutions and banking giants. What recommends Zürich to me always has been its people, personified by my longtime…

Avoid It Like the Plague

Avoid It Like the Plague

Yesterday, bitcoin’s volatility hit its lowest level in four months. Clearly, traders are taking a “wait and see” approach with this once-hot, highly volatile asset. And they’re right. Bitcoin is way too high right now — despite staying around $10,000 for so long. In fact, over time it should go down … way down. I’m…

Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Car?

Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Car?

I love cars. When I was kid I had a subscription to Motor Trend and Car and Driver magazines. Each month I looked forward to reading the new issues and enjoying the famous head-to-head car reviews. To this day I enjoy visiting national and local car shows and keeping up on the latest car designs…

What to Look for In a Travel Rewards Program: How to Save Big

What to Look for In a Travel Rewards Program: How to Save Big

It’s that time of year again. U.S. residents can look forward to the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) annual Thanksgiving travel forecast. Last year, AAA predicted 51 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday. The 2018 forecast is not yet available, but the prediction will be similar. If you’re…