The Status of the American Surveillance State

The American surveillance state hasn’t really shrunk or gone away, but rather has repackaged and obscured itself. February 20, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director We did several articles on the American surveillance state, but it doesn’t look like it’s gone anywhere. Edward Snowden revelations notwithstanding, it looks like the only thing that’s changed is the level of stealth the government has taken it to. There’s a movie called “The Kingsmen”. If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend it. Aside from being a cool story line … [Read More...]

Trade and Immigration Policies & the Unintended Consequences

Trump’s trade and immigration policies are unfolding, and the unintended consequences so far are outnumbering the good intentions that prompted their enactment. February 13, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP As Trump’s trade and immigration policies unfold, the contentious rivalry between unintended consequences and well-meaning objectives isn’t obscure. I don’t deny the intent of tariffs and restricted immigration. Tariffs are meant to make cheap imports more competitively priced to what American made products cost: to offse … [Read More...]

The Education Bubble Hasn’t Gone Anywhere

The education bubble has been expanding year over year, while the Department of Education was having some “technical problems” with their reporting. February 6, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The education bubble hasn’t gone anywhere. We’ve written about this a few times before (“Government: Over Promises and Under Delivers” and “Tuition Bubble”) , and for some reason we were left with the very false understanding that everything was well in hand thanks to Obama’s Income Driven Repayment plan. In fact, it turns out, due to so … [Read More...]

Trump’s Inheritance and Economics

Obama's economy is Trump's inheritance; so what sort of economic policy are we in for? January 30, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Trump, like the 44 presidents before him, has inherited the American economy. It’s time to learn what HIS economic policy really is and what it will boil down to. Obama admittedly inherited a messy economy from Bush. And while every president inherits some modicum of slop from their predecessors, Obama inherited a recession, while Bush inherited a surplus. Less than a year after Obama took o … [Read More...]

Interview: James Altucher Show

Travel the World (Forever) and Never Feel Broke Again… January 28, 2017 James Altucher & Bobby Casey Interview Entrepreneur, investor, and author of the book "Choose Yourself", James Altucher interviews Bobby Casey to discuss expatriation.  It's a hot topic in the wake of a very heated election season, and while some people like to talk about, Bobby IS about it... and he did so long before the Hillary-Trump upset. Bobby walks us through what finally got him to pull the lever and just go.  It wasn't political.  It was personal and e … [Read More...]

Trump is Officially President of the United States: Now What?

Trump is officially President of the United States, so what's next?  What's been done? January 23, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director The Trump administration is officially at the helm, and policies are underway!  Now what?  Regulations, tax codes, foreign investment competition, stimulating the economy without irresponsible risk are all waiting at the door of the Oval Office waiting for their turn. Here is just one tiny taste of how punitive and prohibitive the American regulatory regime is, and something Trump will have to c … [Read More...]

What is Trump Walking Into When He Assumes Office?

Donald Trump has some pressing issues to deal with once he assumes office. January 16, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP 2017 is off to a bumpy start, and being that there’s still a few days before Donald Trump takes office, we can’t exactly blame him… yet… however, he will have quite a bit to contend with once he assumes office. Congress and Obama have been busy getting Trump’s welcome basket of issues ready, and it’s no small bundle.  By no means is this a comprehensive list, but it does touch on a few key and pressing issues. … [Read More...]

Interview: Michael Blank & Bobby Casey

January 12, 2017 Interview With: Michael Blank and Bobby Casey Real estate investor, Michael Blank interviews Bobby Casey about ways to protect your assets -- or what Bobby calls "sleep at night insurance".  Make sure to avoid common mistakes and poor structuring; learn more about irrevocable trusts; and learn how to protect the greatest asset: your identity and privacy! Michael Blank is a full time entrepreneur, investor, and coach.  You can learn more about his techniques and methodologies in apartment and multi-unit property inve … [Read More...]

Frexit: Is France the Next to Abandon the EU Ship?

With economic and bureaucratic frustrations mounting, France has growing support for abandoning the EU ship. January 9, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP There is a French presidential candidate that is looking to push a Frexit referendum similar to that of Great Britain’s. Marine Le Pen is the leader of France’s National Front. They are considered a “far-right” party of France. Since President Francois Hollande is not going for a second term in France, and their socialist party has yet to determine a candidate, it’s hard to say … [Read More...]

Cash Flow Diary Interview – Is Internationalization A Good Strategy?

January 6, 2017 Interview with J. Massey and Bobby Casey J. Massey is a successful real estate investor and entrepreneur.  He and Bobby have a lot in common, including seeking out opportunities to make, save and protect wealth. J. Massey explores the space on internationalization -- or geoarbitrage -- for opportunities as well as protection. I hope I was able to share some new information, or remind you of some old information here. Enjoy! Click here to listen...     … [Read More...]

Interview: 12 Minute Conversation w/ Engel Jones

January 4, 2017 Interview With: Engel Jones and Bobby Casey Engel Jones is an entrepreneur and life coach out of Trinidad, and he has a very motivating and personal conversation with Bobby Casey about what is at the crux of his nomadic, entrepreneurial ethic. Have a listen by clicking below!  It's 12 minutes of very relatable insights that is sure to keep that small business flame burning. Also, if you get a chance, visit Engel Jones' site: http://www.twelveminuteconvos.com/ to enjoy his other interesting con … [Read More...]

Time to Get Out of the Way of Small Business!

Small business is the backbone of the US economy. Time to stop blaming the competition and innovation they bring to the market place. January 2, 2017 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP The economic problems we have today fall squarely on the shoulders of regulators and policy makers. It’s time to stop blaming small business and competition and start embracing the mechanisms of the free market that have us moving forward despite the government. No matter where I go, I hear and see people complaining about real healthy market f … [Read More...]

2016 Year in Review

Looking back on 2016 a LOT has happened, not all of which was necessarily bad. December 26, 2016 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP 2016 was the year of the curveball. I dare say many people were shocked at some of the things that happened. I know I was. Here are some observations about 2016: Obama presidency is coming to an end. His administration has added roughly 81,640 pages of new regulations in 2016 alone. With a total of close to 230 major regulations and costing nearly $108 billion per year, our regulatory system … [Read More...]

Venezuela’s Economy Takes Another Hit

As the Venezuelan economy takes another hit when the 100 bolivar note is banned. December 19, 2016 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Venezuela officially went off the economic deep end. The only way to describe it is that they’ve banned economics altogether. The Venezuelan bolivar is depreciating at free-fall speeds of 20% per month on average, and their government decides to ban the 100 bolivar note. If you thought that was bad for the rupee, where 100 note was worth around $7, imagine the disaster in Venezuela where there 100 note … [Read More...]

India Bans High Denomination Cash

India joins in global cashless policies, but it took a chaotic turn. December 12, 2016 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director GWP Not that long ago, I wrote about Australia’s war on cash. India is also on board now! India’s approach to going cashless was quite extreme and a little different from those of Australia, Scandinavia, and the EU. For one thing, the latter countries are far more developed. With that development comes two major things: more people connected to a banking system and the poor not relying on larger bank not … [Read More...]