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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2016, 09:27:20 AM »
There is an easy answer to that.. even a child could figure it out ;D

Don't take credit, don't take loans don't use any form of credit what soever.. If you want some thing work hard and buy it for cash..

No credit No finance No Global Chaos  :thumbsup:

Typical nonsense from our resident genius SB - try to fly around anywhere on the globe without swiping a Credit or Debit card to verify Identity along with a Passport.  Especially on domestic flights.  Or buying a home and enjoying equity leverage without a mortgage.  Nor conduct international trade without letters of credit or Corporate Credit cards and or credit lines.

Living without credit might work in the woodlands of the Altai or Siberian wilderness but not in any modern city.

Bullshit!! I have friends and family who never took any credit and no credit cards some have assets over £10million!

Well you seem to have all the latest news and that on surviving the global crises , you seem to know all about stocks and bonds and all that??

I would presume your a very wealthy individual with vast assets/property and the likes??

Would I be correct there ? Or not?

Just asking cos from my experience the worst people on the planet besides estate agents are financial advisors?

Most are happy to invest other peoples cash , talk the bull BUT do you know many financial advisors who are seriously wealthy?

I dont! But then I'm just a village Bumpkin :chuckle:






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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2016, 09:32:45 AM »
I would suggest you travel down to the woodlands in Dorset , UK there are plenty of folk there with out a credit or any credit, they probably wouldn't even know what Credit is!!

There are plenty of folk there walking about with second hand clothes and holes in their socks :laugh:

And plenty of them will have over £10 million in assets.. Hows that done then clever clogs?
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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2016, 11:13:52 AM »
There is an easy answer to that.. even a child could figure it out ;D

Don't take credit, don't take loans don't use any form of credit what soever.. If you want some thing work hard and buy it for cash..

No credit No finance No Global Chaos  :thumbsup:

Typical nonsense from our resident genius SB - try to fly around anywhere on the globe without swiping a Credit or Debit card to verify Identity along with a Passport.  Especially on domestic flights.  Or buying a home and enjoying equity leverage without a mortgage.  Nor conduct international trade without letters of credit or Corporate Credit cards and or credit lines.

Living without credit might work in the woodlands of the Altai or Siberian wilderness but not in any modern city.

Debit cards are classed as credit cards?

Christ, it is really backwards in the states, isn't it?

If I want to fly around the world I can go into various travel agencies here in civilisation and pay slap dash or on my debit card.

Sure, I've got credit in the form of a mortgage but not everyone 'lives' on credit like you do in the states with such pride.
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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2016, 11:31:36 AM »
There is an easy answer to that.. even a child could figure it out ;D

Don't take credit, don't take loans don't use any form of credit what soever.. If you want some thing work hard and buy it for cash..

No credit No finance No Global Chaos  :thumbsup:

Typical nonsense from our resident genius SB - try to fly around anywhere on the globe without swiping a Credit or Debit card to verify Identity along with a Passport.  Especially on domestic flights.  Or buying a home and enjoying equity leverage without a mortgage.  Nor conduct international trade without letters of credit or Corporate Credit cards and or credit lines.

Living without credit might work in the woodlands of the Altai or Siberian wilderness but not in any modern city.

Debit cards are classed as credit cards?

Christ, it is really backwards in the states, isn't it?

If I want to fly around the world I can go into various travel agencies here in civilisation and pay slap dash or on my debit card.

Sure, I've got credit in the form of a mortgage but not everyone 'lives' on credit like you do in the states with such pride.

  :thumbsup:


Nothing is worse than people who use fancy words like equity leverage without a mortgage  If some guy come round my place using any bullshit words like that I would say "Get the ***** out of my place" If your talking about buying a house without a loan , yes its not easy!! life is not easy, but you don't let that put you off. I have no plans to ever have a loan on any property , very easy just buy lots of small ones cheap in another country and sit on them.





Its like being a window cleaner and calling yourself a "Glass technician"   Financial advisors/whizz kids same shit.






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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2016, 12:21:07 PM »
In some ways the USA is genuinely backward. Only just now are they getting to grips with chip & pin plastic transactions. They still use cheques for God's sake. Try getting forex services in a US bank...
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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2016, 03:31:54 PM »
Try getting forex services in a US bank...

Is there an actual need for Forex in the states?

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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2016, 03:54:29 PM »
Of course there is, but, if you mean that the need is less, then yes. The need is less. But then I'd be surprised if there was any bank in the UK that didn't offer forex - but they can be a mite tardy from time to time if you want cash in hand.
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Re: How to Survive the Global Chaos of 2016
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2016, 09:17:03 PM »
In some ways the USA is genuinely backward. Only just now are they getting to grips with chip & pin plastic transactions. They still use cheques for God's sake. Try getting forex services in a US bank...

 :ROFL:

With regards to backward this is almost a compliment. Part of the problem a majority of American's are not aware that there are other currencies on the orb called earth.

We can thank a few hacks (Target) for chips. Perhaps some one will come up with an evil America theory but the reality is with chip cards there are competing services. In short it means a Bank of America card will in Europe work with one merchant and card from say TD will not. The flip side is a bank such as ABN has one CC that will work and another bank say Raffiesen that will not work in America.

In the end it is the client who is frustrated by this.

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