Charlie's First IRA

My mental image of what's happening to the USA

When I was younger I used to believe more of what other people told me. One thing was what the typical money managers say to regular dudes like us (meaning people that aren’t millionaires). “Make regular scheduled contributions to mutual funds that mirror the broad market, buy stock in blue chip companies, buy and hold, and be patient. This investment will work out for you in the long run and you’ll be financially secure when you retire (At 65).”

What bullshit.

Those guys don’t give a shit about us. We’re minnows. Our purpose in the mind of those Wall Street BBDs (business-banker douchebags) is as food, like the 2 1/2 tons of plankton a … [Read more]

Gold and other investments for the Single Dude

Gold Coins

The world financial system today is in enormous trouble.  Greece is just the tip of the iceberg.  Next: Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain (not necessarily in that order).  The Greek train wreck will be the first domino to fall in what will become a worldwide crisis that has the potential to make 2008 look like the common cold when compared to the Ebola virus. Time to cover your asses, dudes.

I didn’t want to give investment advice but Charlie talked me into it. You might as well get it here if you aren’t going to get it somewhere else. I imagine that many of our readers are not much into the … [Read more]

Greece: Greed, Graft and the Grim Reaper

Greek Default

The Greeks are totally fucked.

They’re not just a little fucked, like your car just got towed or you got drunk and accidentally banged a Ladyboy … No Greece is fucked big time, like waking up in a bathtub full of ice and your own blood in Bangkok and realizing your kidneys are already on the next flight to Vietnam.

It amazes me that people are still debating whether or not Greece will default. For the rest of us non-retards, it is a foregone conclusion. The real question is when they will default and how many other European countries they will take down with them. Clearly if the few solvent countries that are left in … [Read more]

Boris' Basic Spare Tire Disposal Plan

excercise

We here at Single Dude Travel feel that your health is of utmost importance, and being in good shape is a great way to feel good, separate yourself from the rest of the fat stupid Westerner tourists when you travel, meet more and better girls, and to live a longer, better, happier and more fulfilling life. But what if you picked up a little spare tire somewhere a long the way? Perhaps it was one too many beers in Germany, too many tamales in Mexico or even one too many pulneni chushki on your latest romp through the Balkans.

Whatever the case, now is the time.  You’ve booked your next trip and … [Read more]

Deutschland! Deutschland!

Lederhosen

Ah Germany, makers of fine luxury and sports cars, gummi bears, nymphomaniacs that are into dirty sex, lederhosen, bratwurst and the world’s finest beers. It is perhaps the only country where “sausage party” could possibly ever refer to an acceptable event you might want to attend.

I bet you can’t wait for me to get back to that whole “nymphomaniacs that are into dirty sex” thing… calm down Chief. I hate to burst your bubble but Germany is not a recommended destination to meet hot chicks. It’s true there is some very strong talent there, however that talent is rarer than in Eastern Europe and many other places, plus Germany is by no means cheap. … [Read more]