Back Up the Truck

Gold Coins

Hey dudes! So if you ever take my advice, do it today. Go down to the local friendly coin shop and buy some gold or silver now. It’s easy. If you’re in America, just bring some cash (up to $9,999) and pick your favorite shiny metal to take home with you, no ID required. You can get some platinum too. Fuck it, even palladium. Physical precious metals right now are dirt cheap and investing in any of them will be wildly successful, like some great party where everyone gets laid, even your fat stupid cousin Larry.

Here is the 20-year chart for gold. This trend will continue.

Charlie’s advice for all cool smart single dudes is: it’s … [Read more]

Got your physical gold and silver yet, dudes?

The Gold Shell Game

If not, now is the time. I just read a stunning article on Zero Hedge that provides yet another reason to hold physical gold: gold leasing! As they explain, forget about the paper Ponzi scheme in precious metals, even physical, allocated investments are not safe. Apparently banker and politician scum have decided to lease out other people’s gold. Holy shit! Imagine how valuable your precious metal holdings are going to be after the paper Ponzi and the gold leasing scams collapse!

Via Zero Hedge and Jeff Thomas of International Man

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A Single Dude's Guide to Being Prepared

Mushroom Cloud

We touched on some of these topics earlier in posts like “Charlie’s Plan B“, but I want to revisit the topic of being prepared for “when the shit hits the fan” (WTSHTF). We have only gotten closer to another major melt down since the last time we discussed these topics. The US has made all the wrong moves, acquired more debt, continued to give corporate bailouts and ever increasing entitlements. The US now has record numbers of people on food stamps, disability and other forms of welfare. The situation is quite simply unsustainable. Any one of a number of things could trigger all kinds of mayhem from riots, to bank holidays to a complete freeze … [Read more]

Charlie's Bullet Point Presentation on Why You, the Single Dude, Should Buy Precious Metals

Precious Metals

Hi there dudes, and welcome to another week in this crazy world we live in. While it may appear to the casual reader of our blog that all I like to do is smoke weed, party, and spend time with beautiful, exotic (and fit) foreign women, the successful execution of the Charlie lifestyle is contingent on some serious planning and a very pragmatic outlook of the world. I’ve put a lot of effort into making my life exactly the kind of life that I want to live and I want to maintain my standard of living and happiness even if external circumstances beyond my control change.

And changing they are. The more I pay attention to what … [Read more]

Single Dude Radio Episode 5: We Love Eastern European Chicks

Single Dude Radio

In this episode Charlie and Boris take a break in Manila from reporting on Southeast Asia and discuss one of the best places on Earth for the single dude, Eastern Europe. We tried to keep it positive but we could help ourselves from comparing the fantastic Eastern European women to completely uncompetitive Western chicks.

Tangential topics discussed included:

The Single Dude’s Guide to Manila Philippines: The Cons

Eastern Europe, now do you see?
The Single Dude’s Guide to Kiev, Ukraine
Up yours Rebecca Watson!
American Girls Suck!
The Diamond Ring Scam/
How to get what … [Read more]

American Scamocracy


The assholes running this country (Republicans, Democrats, it’s all the same, really) have absolutely no qualms spending trillions of other people’s money. They’re not just spending our money, they’re bankrupting our children and their children and consigning them to be born in an America where they will live in debt slavery from cradle to grave. The politicians don’t care, they’ll be long gone by then and their children and children’s children will be sitting pretty on the wealth that their parents and grandparents are stealing from you and me right now … [Read more]

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]

Silver and the Single Dude

100 oz Silver Bar

I’m the last guy that ever though he’d write a financial article but after hanging out with Boris and el Matador over the years I’ve taken an increasing interest in the subject. These days I never bother going to shitty movies like Avatar any more because those unimaginative hacks in Hollywood just repackage the same tired story with the same talentless actors over and over. For me nowadays my true entertainment is the slow motion train wreck that is today’s world financial system.

I hope you had the time to read Boris’ article on investing in gold when it came out. Since that article came out on July … [Read more]

Single Dude Radio Episode 2: The World Financial Picture

Single Dude Radio

Boris and Charlie are back with their musings on the world financial picture. Recorded while drinking in Manila, we talk about the asshole bankers and politicians who are ruining the world and what the single dude can do to be protect himself. Relevant links are in order below.

US Debt Clock
Estimated Cost of Iraq War
Acksiom the “Concrete Submarine Guy”
Gold and Other Investments for the Single Dude
Now is the time to Move Abroad!
Ron Paul Media Blackout Conspiracy
Charlie’s Open Letter to Mom and Dad
American Precious Metals Exchange (Oklahoma City)

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Get ready for a rough week...

When the Shit Hits the Fan

When is the last time APMEX said:

*Attention – Due to the uncertainty in the global precious metals markets, we will not be able to accept any additional orders until the global markets re-open in Asia. We expect to be accepting orders around 6:15 pm EST. Sunday August 7th, 2011, following the market open.