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Old 30th July 2020, 12:21 AM
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Ahhhh,Ok, did not know that until read through rest of the threat. Yeah THAT right there is a solid screw job by the Government, which seems messes up more things than they ever fix. On a side note, one financial wizard, Peter Schiff, who made a killing 2008/09 shorting the market and has moved to Puerto Rico where American Expats are EXEMPT from paying Fed Inc tax (just can't vote either), says the dollar is going to crash Big Time in 5 yrs or less because of what we are doing now with these 0 interest rates and printing/giving away money. He still manages a large financial services company and advising all of his money clients to move investments off shore and avoid the dollar; Predicts gold will hit at least $10K per oz and maybe high as $20K....If so, well fellas, we are all screwed. We shall see!
Unless you know a very reputable agent and purchase GOLD as your future currency of choice! That way..."IF" the US Dollar does hit bottom, (or any other currency for that matter)...your funds are safe, because Gold will "ALWAYS" be in demand and all countries do and will continue to accept gold as legal tender. there are several reputable agents and dealers here in the Philippines.

Gold has recently become so sought after that previously unheard of methods of gold collection are now being considered because they were so expensive it was difficult to justify the costs of collection, (but not any more)...such as mining for the tiniest little particles of gold dust or collecting all the gold components from discarded mobile phones and other electronics and computers or going back and reprocessing the tailings from old gold mines to collect the tiny particles that were previously left behind from lesser efficient methods from that era!

AND you do not have to actually buy and hold gold...there are three very safe ways to own gold:

1) buying stock in GOLD.
2) buying shares in a reputable company that trades GOLD
3) buying actual gold...which comes in two different approved formats:
a)Gold Bullion or bars in a variety of available sizes from one troy ounce up to 5 kilos.
b)Gold Coins, which are not actually coins...they are processed gold, the same as bullion but they are in a smaller round format and available in a variety of sizes from 1/10th of an ounce up to a kilo. Just about every country produces a 99.999% pure gold bullion coin.

The round or coin format is smaller in size and more easily purchased for a smaller amount of money and easier to trade or sell later if you need money from your gold reserves. (A small 1/10th of an ounce coin is much easier to cash in rather than trying to sell off a huge 5 kilo brick of gold).

However...ALL gold agents charge a fee and you will actually get a better price per ounce if you buy the larges gold bars rather than the smaller gold coins. Pro's and Con's to each but both are well worth the investment for your future savings provided you watch the market and buy your gold at the lowest possible price to capitalize on your investment. PLUS...only buy gold from countries known for their quality. Gold can be tested and the results can determine where the gold actually came from...which can ultimately affect the overall value...but a good gold agent will advise you. As stated before...use ONLY reputable gold buying agents from a reputable company and you will be set for your future financial needs regardless what any currency does or doesn't do...

Some people have difficulty buying something like gold because the market is constantly going up and down...but you have to ignore that...just buy gold at as low a price as you can find by watching the market and then don't worry about the little ups and downs because gold will NEVER drop down as far as a country's currency can drop! Gold may go up and down a little but it will never drop as far as a ruined currency from an unstable economy!

If you actually buy gold, you will want to have a very safe place to keep it...either a reinforced fire proof safe, set in concrete in your wall or floor...or consider a gold storage facility which most of the reputable gold companies offer...but you will have to pay a small fee for keeping your gold in their secure facility. Or buying certificates that say you own a certain amount of gold.

AND NEVER EVER buy gold jewelry as an investment because gold jewelry has a huge mark-up and the actual price per ounce is ridiculously high. If you have gold jewelry that was purchased for the use of jewelry...that is fine...just don't buy it simply as an investment...buy pure 99.999% processed gold bars or coins for an investment if you desire to purchase gold.

Have a very safe and prosperous future everyone!
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Old 30th July 2020, 01:22 AM
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I agree..."ALL" Americans with a Social Security Number should be eligible for the CARES Act Economic Stimulus Payment regardless of their marital filing status and for those who are married and the spouse has an ITIN, should also be eligible! It is a shame that the politicians in charge over-looked this category or people.

Its as if they think some people are not effected by this virus...the way I see it, it does not matter who you are or what your marital status is...we are all effected by this medical crisis and each individual country "SHOULD" take care of ALL of their citizens!

The only bright side to this is that it appears that someone recognized that these ITIN people were missed the first time around and the second round of stimulus payments appears to take these people into account. We will just have to see how everything pans out in the next few days before congress takes a break again! #August7
Actually the rules used were no different than the stimulus rules used in 2008. Enough complaints have been raised that it is being relooked at now. Sen Rubio is one that brought up the concern. At a minimum the SSAN holders in the family unit should be entitled the funds even if the ITIN holder is not!

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Idwand...I know you said you tried putting in your address a dozen different ways...but have you tried listing your Social Security Number differently?

I had the same issue with my address but I read in an article that I was putting my Social Security Number the wrong way...the website says to in put your 9 digit Social Security Number...so I did; 9 numbers; and nothing worked and the website would not recognize me or my address...but in the article it said many people were having this same problem and we should try putting our Social Security Number in WITH the dashes between the numbers, ie: 000-00-0000...

I tried this method and finally the website accepted and recognized my request.

I hope it works for you as well...GOOD LUCK!
Cebu Citizen, you missed the point of a couple of our posts above. Idwand does not qualify for a stimulus payment because he filed his taxes jointly with his wife who has an ITIN. Same with me. We are not in the database at all.
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Cebu Citizen, you missed the point of a couple of our posts above. Idwand does not qualify for a stimulus payment because he filed his taxes jointly with his wife who has an ITIN. Same with me. We are not in the database at all.
Yes...I caught that missed post after the fact, (sorry about that DonAndAbby)...but still, the information I posted may be of use or interest to someone else in this Forum, (regardless of Idwand's personal situation). Though I initially made my post to Inwand's previous comment and post, it was not directly reserved specifically for Inwand as there are many other members of this Forum.

The bottom line and point of my post was; the IRS is not very precise or clear about what information or how to input that information into the IRS website system for checking on the status of a CARES Economic Impact Payment, (such as putting in your SSN with or without dashes or how you input your address), and therefore the IRS is creating a lot of unnecessary problems and issues with people actually being successful with tracking the status of their missing check...

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Well after many frustrating attempts I did get my check via my postal forwarding service, only cost a few $$ to have them walk it across the street to deposit it in the account.
It'll be interesting to see if another one is gonna come forth...

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Well after many frustrating attempts I did get my check via my postal forwarding service, only cost a few $$ to have them walk it across the street to deposit it in the account.
It'll be interesting to see if another one is gonna come forth...

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Hi Tito-Paul... Welcome to the forum and I see you've actually been a member a very long time, anyway hope all is going well and nice to hear you got your Stimulus check.
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