Topic Archives: Personal Finance

Digging into Personal Finance’s “Does the Government Owe You An Extra $1,003 a Month in Benefits” pitch

This article originally appeared on September 14, when the teaser pitch was circulating with a September 15 “deadline” to get your “extra $1,003 a month in benefits.” We’re getting a lot of questions about it again, so we’re republishing this article… other than the move to a December 15 “deadline,” the ad appears unchanged (and […]

“Digital Rent Checks” — What’s the “Facebook CEO pays millions for DIRT?” Pitch from Jim Pearce about?

This article originally appeared on January 24, 2017. It has not been updated. This ad has generated quite a few questions from Gumshoe readers, and I’ll agree that it sounds pretty enticing (of course, almost all ads do — that’s why they work so well!)… here’s part of the Jim Pearce email that gets the […]

Gue’s “Superstocks” for the “Global Infrastructure Boom”

Elliott Gue has gotten his share of Gumshoe attention in the past, in part because of the bull market in energy stocks, which are his bailiwick at the Energy Strategist newsletter, and in part because he fairly recently took over Personal Finance, the longstanding high-circulation investment newsletter. But lately the most heavily pushed promos attached […]

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    This thread dates back a little over a year ago. Guess what? Received the identical snail mail offer 3 days ago. I th...

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    I also subscribed to Jim Fink Personal Finance, got two years for $79.00 back in March 2018. Once a month e-mail with go...

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    Thank again to Travis for exposing a con and verifying that "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is". A simple ...

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    That one is Personal Finance / Investing Daily by Jim Fink. The ones I take is his Personal Finance once a month detail...

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    I have another Personal Finance subscription and it has not been especially profitable. They are very good at putting a ...

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    Re: Digging into Personal Finance Travis...thank you for the clarification of the Government Properties REITs and ...

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    Travis, Just another comment on Personal Finance. I would caution your readers to be very careful before subscribing ...

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    Fidelity once let it's investors buy $GBTC NP one share represented 1/10 of a full share. This is how it is sold Had 3 s...

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    @ Richard Kurd - I was impressed with your earlier July 6,2017 post so much that I referenced it in response to a commen...

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    @johnkerttu - Your post proves the point that Richard Krug's made in his post above. Too many folks look for get rich qu...

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    appears in: Personal Finance , Stocks Referenced Symbols: SGMO , CLLS , EDIT , NTLA , CRSP...

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    This is correct. The ad makes it look like you are getting Options for Income, but it is Personal Finance. Not a bad new...

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    For $40/yr. you will be getting something completely different from what you think you are getting. All you will get is...

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    All you get for this price is Personal Finance newsletter. It really has nothing to do with options trading at all. De...

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    I paid my $37 for Jim Fink's advisory service and all I got was a subscription to the Personal Finance newsletter. WTF? ...

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    That offer is really for Personal Finance. They weren't clear on the way it was offered. With PF you get 1 options trade...

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    ths is today’s webinar price. LOL selling advice to the masses. rotflmao @ you $79 for 2 Years https://www2.investin...

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    Investing Daily is a great site. Jim Fink is on this site. Personal Finance newsletter is a good one for 39/year...yes ...

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    2 Finance Home Originals Events Personal Finance Technology Markets Industries M...

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    Hi Travis. I am the Jim Pearce referenced in this article ("The ads for Personal Finance have lately been coming from Ji...

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    Santo, that promo actually says: Again, the regular one-year rate for access to my most elite options trading service i...

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    Subscribing to Personal Finance is not going to meet the claims cited. It provides some call and put option trades and o...

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    It's not a scam, though the ad has expired so I should remove it. Many personal finance and accounting sites use your ac...

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    This sounds like it's still the LTTC pitch (was SIMG, but LTTC bought them) that I wrote about a while back here: http:/...

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    Hi Travis, I also subscribe to Personal Finance. The director is recommending that I sell the Intel shares as well a...

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    1555 P.D.T. 10/11/2013 You deserve a MA 3day weekend after tackling anything by Dr. Leeb. I did very well by myself from...

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    This is kind of a sidebar. I subscribed to "Personal Finance" for many years starting in the 1980s with Richard Band, wh...

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    Hi Travis, As an Irregular Lifetime Member, love your advice and look forward to it every day. I also subscribe to Stev...

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    Have actively followed Stephen Leeb since his days with Personal Finance. Complete Investor provides a continual present...

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    Sidney, did you take an Australian Edge subscription in 2012? I have been taking advantage of Aussie stocks mentioned in...

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    I did a lot of "Gumshooooing when Rodger and David first opened this letter. Timing was bad and most of what was uncove...

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    Over the past few years, I have subscribed to almost all of the Canadian guy's newsletters. Canadian Edge, MLP's, Energy...

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    I find the teasers from Elliot Gue and his buddy, Roger Conrad, to be over the top. But I do subscribe to their publica...

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    It's being affiliate-marketed up the wazoo, but other than that I don't know much about them. From the marketing stuff ...

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    The original newsletter that got me into this scene was Tom Dyson's "12% Letter" and now he has moved on to PBL which is...

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    I have subscribed to The Complete Investor for years now, ever since Leeb left Personal Finance. I followed him to his n...

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    I first subscribed to Personal Finance probably over twenty years ago, back when Richard Band was editor. Over the years...

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    I found Roger through Personal Finance. I never made a dollar on any PF recommendation, even though I started my subscr...

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    I have subscribed to PF (and some sister publications and e-services) for 5 years or so. I very much enjoyed Personal Fi...

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    I have subscribed to this newsletter for several years and believe I have gotten several times my money's worth. It is n...

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    I like roger's comments and picks. I find that the teasers are not necessarily the ones you want. He has rankings from...

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    I have been a subscriber to THE COMPLETE INVESTOR since it started and to PERSONAL FINANCE before that. I that Leeb is a...

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    By far, the best dollar for dollar value financial newsletter I take and read cover to cover is Personal Finance. The e...

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    befor critiqing personal finance i would like to say that i object to all news letters who continue to divide their orig...

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    I have subscribed to TCI since Leeb started this newsletter after leaving Personal Finance. Like some of the other revie...

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    I have held Kinder Morgan for some time. They provide detailed forms showing where to move numbers in the K-1 to related...

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    All these Gue recommendations are very standard with possible exception of Paladin. I have been following them for years...

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    I like Investment U. as well. It has a lot of good advice and also has linked me to others such as Leeb's which I find ...

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    First of all, with regard to Leeb. If I remember correctly, and I am pretty sure I do, his "personal Finance" Newslette...

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    Neil George (of Personal Finance) reco'd this company over 2yrs ago & it's down about 50% since then. They've eviden...

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    I've subscribed to Personal Finance for about three years, primarily because it's cheap. You get what you pay for. I...

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    I only signed up for it to get one of his books, and I should have just bought the book on amazon.com He is even more...

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    Bear with me as I may ramble. Steve Leeb has decent logic and knowledge on the stock market and the economy, in general....

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    My 'Star' ratings are always conservative. I have not had need of 'customer service.' I have been reading "PF" for alm...

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    Have subscribed to Personal Finance (PF), a bi-monthly publication from KCI Communications for a little over a year and...

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    Gue and Conrad are pretty good. I have followed both. Their newsletter are expensive, but they write columns in Person...

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    This is KCI again. To answer some questions related to my comment here a few days ago: Neil George left KCI and "Perso...

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    Beware of these "EISs." Unflappable Neil George touted them nonstop on Personal Finance and sister sheets from KCI. BG...

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    I am your age with similar problems. My 401K is being transferred into a Scottrade Taxable Account slowly so as to keep...

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    My take on Oxford Club and Agora n general agrees with both comments above. I intend to drop OC when it expires or may...

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    Hi, What do you think of Personal Finance newsletter picks? Neil George is the editor. Thanks...

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