Dana Blankenhorn http://www.danablankenhorn.com has been a business journalist since 1978, and a futurist all his life.He warned about the coming Houston oil collapse in 1979. He began making a living on the Internet in 1985. He launched the first e-commerce daily for CMP in 1994, warned of the coming dot-bomb at a-clue.com in 1997 and began covering the Internet of Things in 2003.Along the way he's written for a host of newspapers, magazines, news services and Web sites. Most recently he was at TheStreet.com, covering technology and investments. He still has time for freelance assignments. He lives in Atlanta.
Michael Williams is the Founder and Managing Partner at Genesis. Mr. Williams ran his own financial planning and advisory firm based in Atlanta, started in 1982, with offices in New York City prior to merging that practice in 2003 with a multi-billion dollar asset management firm in New York. Upon becoming a partner in that organization, he was able to further expand his skills working under and with some of the best, most professional contrary-value investors on Wall Street.
Mr. Williams continues to provide his clients with regular, on-going market insights via email a few times a week. He has appeared for years on CNBC, FOX and Bloomberg TV/radio. He has been covered in articles in Barrons and Welling on Wall Street.
Today he focuses his time on helping his long-time clients build toward their financial goals within the confines of an ever-changing market environment. His views focus on crowd psychology, patience, discipline and providing clients the ability to act when most will not.
I am a retired military officer who believes we are in the end game of a Global debt based fiat system. These fiat finance systems always end the same way - a hyper-inflationary collapse caused by massive currency creation , both real and digital. The printing always happens due to the central banks need to be seen as doing something to grow the economy which always slows due to excessive compounding debt. The system will be reset upon collapse and the main beneficiary will be physical GOLD. It is the primary wealth preservation asset that has stood the test of time and will increase greatly in value as it has been long suppressed in its role as the global Store Of Value.
Retired at age 54 (2003), now enjoying the good life. Had a stroke in '13 and lost the use of my right arm. Currently teaching myself to draw with my left hand. My work is displayed in the profile picture. All art work for sale along with several bridges and a well managed plot of swamp land.
Early in my working career, I set two goals, First, to manage my income to support my family and have a comfortable retirement, and second, to retire by my mid fifties. Along the way, I discovered that I not only enjoyed investing, but that I was rather good at it,hence, retiring at 54.
Why set these goals? With my family background, I knew I had no rich uncle. My family were coal miners, an I by luck and grace, I was the first to graduate from college.