Sustainable Wealth: Achieve Financial Security in a Volatile World of Debt and Consumption

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A personal finance guide for today's turbulent world

Sustainable Wealth empowers you to achieve your financialgoals by unleashing the shackles of debt, no matter how uncertainthe future may be. Filled with in-depth insights and practicaladvice, this reliable resource illustrates how you can predicteconomic booms and busts before they happen, adapt to changingmarkets and plan for lasting financial stability.

Over the course of his career, Axel Merk has been at theforefront of identifying major trends, a leader in the publicpolicy debate on how to fix the economy, and guide for investorslooking to navigate the global credit crisis. With this new book,Merk puts your financial decisions in a global context and showshow factors ranging from the Federal Reserve and Congress to trendsin Asia and Europe influence your financial well-being.

  • Coaches you how to recognize major economic trends before theyhappen
  • Puts forth a plan to help you cope with expenses and save forretirement, while building a legacy of wealth, not a mountain ofdebt
  • Reveals why "staying the course" when governments or marketschange the rules may be hazardous to your wealth

As investors struggle to adapt to the new financial landscape,Sustainable Wealth provides straightforward answers to thetough financial questions we face-and the tools to achieve afinancially sustainable lifestyle.

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The world has endured an economic crisis of epicproportions—the biggest since the Great Depression. Trillionsof dollars in accumulated wealth lost, gone forever. That crisisreminded us once again how quickly economic crises can strike andhow bad they can be.

You're a wealth builder. You work hard, and you want to havesomething to show for it some day. You want to send your kids tocollege, to plan a comfortable retirement, to sleep comfortably atnight, and to achieve financial peace of mind. You want to use debtprudently, if at all, and have the ability to do what youwant—financially—come hell or high water.

What should you do to ensure that the next financial calamitystays clear of your backyard? That's where Axel Merk'sSustainable Wealth comes in.

Over the course of his successful financial career, author andfund manager Axel¿Merk has led the way in identifying majoreconomic trends before they occur. Most importantly, he has been aguiding light for investors and individual wealth builders tonavigate economic crises like the recent global recession. Now,with this timely new book, Merk puts your financial decisions in aglobal context, showing you how "big picture" factors can influenceyour financial well-being.

Part I of Sustainable Wealth helps you understand thedynamics that drive this world and how they may affect yourfinances. Here, Merk skillfully discusses the world we live in, byhighlighting the temptations of our society: the temptations ofcredit, consumption, policy change, and complacency. Rather than beleft scratching your head about the meaning of the last Feddecision, you'll learn how the world really works and what itreally means for you and your wealth.

In Part II, you'll discover how to apply these lessons to yourpersonal finances. Merk highlights that everyone should bechallenging the conventional wisdom. He then illustrates how tosave, spend, and invest in a volatile world, providing clear,straightforward advice should you and/or the economy be faced witha crisis.

Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice,Sustainable Wealth:

  • Reveals why "staying the course" when governments or marketschange the rules may be hazardous to your wealth

  • Coaches you on how to recognize major economic trends beforethey happen

  • Offers a plan to spend, save, and invest wisely in the face ofan uncertain world, build a financial legacy, and achieve peace ofmind

As you read Sustainable Wealth, you'll quickly be able tounderstand—and adapt to—today's erratic and rapidlychanging markets. Financial peace of mind. That's what this book isall about.

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Praise For Sustainable Wealth

"Finally an easy-to-read but very comprehensive study oninvestments in a world where sadly common sense is no longer socommon—and short-term profit 'temptations' overwhelm thediscipline of building sustainable wealth."—Marc Faber,Editor, Gloom, Boom & Doom Report

"Maybe had Congress gotten this book before this financialcrisis, we wouldn't be in this crisis. But alas, we are, and alas,there's hope. Axel Merk not only shows Washington the way out, butmore importantly, the rest of us too. Not with a lecture, but aplan, and a damn good plan, without the bull and without thejargon. It's why I love this guy. He really means it when he sayshe's looking out for the rest of us guys. In Sustainable Wealth, heproves it."—Neil Cavuto, Sr. Vice President and Anchor, FoxNews Channeland Fox Business Network

"The right financial decisions are always essential, but becomeparticularly important in today's turbulent times. Preparation andknowledge are required to protect you and your family, and thisbook provides everything you need to develop a sound plan for thefuture."—James Turk, founder and Chairman, GoldMoney.com

"It's hard to accumulate wealth without making many costlymistakes along the way. That has never been more true given theenormous financial risks we see today. This book may help you avoidthem."—Bill Fleckenstein, Fleckenstein Capital

"Axel Merk's Sustainable Wealth is a storehouse of historicaland current investment information—clearly written and packedwith valuable information. I recommend this book withoutreservation."—Richard Russell, Publisher, Dow TheoryLetters

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