Quite unintentionally, the Natural Solutions Foundation has created a solution to a most unnatural of problems: the government “redistributing” your retirement wealth into its coffers. IRAs and 401 accounts are a juicy piggy bank with a lot of money tucked away.
The bottom line is that while Congress is looking for ways to get hold of your money, we have, through our International Decade of Nutrition’s Valley of the Moon Eco Demonstration Project (http://www.NaturalSolutionsFoundation.org) developed an offshore opportunity that will not only protect your money and offer you a nice return on your money, it may also protect your IRA or 401 money from being seized or converted or controlled. We accomplish this while getting it out of depreciating dollars, getting it out of the US and supporting our unique, highly innovative and urgently important initiative to reclaim the production of food from the industrialized food cartel – including the GMO thugs.
Your IRA or 401 funds may or may not be large. In the aggregate, however, they add up to quite a bit of cash, all stashed away where the US cannot get any taxes out of it, or spend it.
Here is what the Government Accounting Office Report GAO-08-590 notes about the amount of money that our cash-strapped government is eying,
Individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, hold more assets than any other type
of retirement vehicle. In 2004, IRAs held about $3.5 trillion in assets
compared to $2.6 trillion in defined contribution (DC) plans, including 401(k)
plans, and $1.9 trillion in defined benefit (DB), or pension plans.
Add them up and we are talking abut $6.1 Trillion, a tidy sum even for the wildly extravagant US.
So, as it is running out of money, while giving trillions away at a prodigious rate to potentates, bankers and other unseemly types, the government has noticed that your money looks mighty good. Of course, the bankers and their pet politicians know that their financial system is, quite literally, bankrupt.
If you read the article below you will see that confidential information from CitiGroup makes it clear that they know the jig is up, and you will know it, too.
So it makes sense that a variety of schemes would be concocted to get government mitts on your money.
There are a couple of plans afoot: one, which was presented to Congress last June, would offer you the “voluntary” opportunity to convert your IRA or 401 fund into a Government Retirement Account (GPA) which would create an annuity at 3% above inflation (i.e., through “investment” in allegedly safe US Treasury Bonds) of your entire fund or face the loss of the tax deferred status of your IRA or 401 money. This plan would, if adopted, never allow you to withdraw your money as you can begin doing at 59 1/2 and must begin doing at 72 1/2. Instead, you would receive a government annuity once you retire at 3% above inflation, until you conveniently die of the famine and pandemics we are being told are just around the corner.
The other plan being discussed is to simply raid your retirement piggy bank and compel anywhere from 50% to 100% of your retirement funds to be “invested” in those supposed safe US Treasury Bonds.
The bankster money makers are getting desperate. Not content with looting the economies of the world through usurious IMF and World Bank policies, creating massive fiat money debt and destroying the ability of fragile economies to become both secure and independent of the globalists’ economic bludgeon, the US is being looted of its wealth as “bailout” and “stimulus program” follows “bailout” and “stimulus program”. While the market reacts to being “rescued” by collapsing further…
The main stream media acts as if all of this pouring oil on the fire makes sense while Congress holds hearings on how to grab another supposedly sacrosanct, protected and safe portion of our wealth – our retirement investments.
It is perfectly legal – now – to invest your IRA or similarly mobile 401 funds in foreign real estate. Both Chase JP Morgan, the custodian of my Self Directed IRA and UBS, its previous custodian told me that it was not legal to take the money offshore. They lied. As long as the investment is not for your personal benefit (for example, to build a house for yourself to live in), you can invest the money as you direct. Your custodian still maintains the responsibility of reporting to the IRS on what is going on with the money and it continues to be protected and tax deferred since you are not using it for your own gratification. For example, if your money were used for the construction of the wellness center, or the community center, or the educational facilities on the farm, it would qualify for this purpose. These activities would generate the return to your participation. If you chose to live in the community, you would make a private donation, not an IRA investment, and would receive a Beneficial Investment Certificate which would allow you to build your house here – which would NOT be funded by the IRA or 401 investment.
If you chose to make a friendly loan (currently paying 4 times the US Prime Rate) that would be repaid as any other loan would, but IRA AND 401 money could not be used for that purpose. In any event, the educational and wellness center, as well as the farm activities would provide the financial support needed to service the loans. In addition to the advanced wellness center, the Foundation has plans for a full range of educational seminars, workshops and experiential programs. And there will be the farm school and farm, including over two acres of greenhouse space.
If you chose to support the IDN Valley of the Moon project with non 401 or IRA money, that, of course, would be welcome as a tax deductible donation which would have no bearing on your IRA or 401 money, reporting or status. The money, once placed in Panama, participate through the Beneficial Interest Certificate structure.
So, for example, if you were to direct IRA or 401 funds to the Natural Solutions Foundation to be placed in our project in Panama, your Custodian would review the documents of our Panamanian Corporation (the Natural Solutions Corporation certificate of incorporation and participation agreement) and approve the investment. You would then direct the money to be sent to our US account set up for this purpose and we would wire it to the Panamanian project where it would be reported to your custodian just like any IRA or 401 investment.
Your money is therefore off shore, out of fiat currency (expect a tremendous devaluation and then rampant hyperinflation, according to our money-industry friends) and out of the grabbing paws of the US Government.
It is protected by a sinking fund so that if in the future you decide to deploy your money elsewhere we will not have to sell property to allow you to deploy your funds as you see fit or withdraw them as required or desired.
We did not start out looking for an offshore investment possibility which would protect your hard-earned retirement (and mine, since I am following this course of action with my own IRA) but, as things have unrolled, we have a potentially great positive benefit to you and to us.
Remember, money provided either through the IRA or the 401 route bear interest and, since invested in real estate, are relatively free of the perturbations of fiat currency. They are still tax deferred. We think this is a remarkable opportunity in a time of great economic uncertainty.
If you would like to discuss these options further, please contact Ralph Fucetola JD at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ralph is our attorney and a Trustee of the Natural Solutions Foundation. The IRA Custodian we are working with is Equity Trust Company – http://www.trustetc.com/
We do not know how soon this window of opportunity will shut, but our economic advisers tell us that the word that they are getting is that it is shutting and we only have a few months more at most.
Please do you own due diligence and consider this option seriously. I certainly have and am acting on it even as you read this.
Below is the article on Gold and another about Argentina’s seizure of private pensions… think it can’t happen here?
Citigroup says gold could rise above $2,000 next year as the world financial system unravels.
Gold is poised for a dramatic surge and could blast through $2,000 an ounce by the end of next year as central banks flood the world’s monetary system with liquidity, according to an internal client note from the US bank Citigroup.
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
27 Nov 2008
Citigroup says gold could rise above $2,000 next year as world unravels
The bank said the damage caused by the financial excesses of the last quarter century was forcing the world’s authorities to take steps that had never been tried before.
This gamble was likely to end in one of two extreme ways: with either a resurgence of inflation; or a downward spiral into depression, civil disorder, and possibly wars. Both outcomes will cause a rush for gold.
“They are throwing the kitchen sink at this,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, the bank’s chief technical strategist.
“The world is not going back to normal after the magnitude of what they have done. When the dust settles this will either work, and the money they have pushed into the system will feed though into an inflation shock.
“Or it will not work because too much damage has already been done, and we will see continued financial deterioration, causing further economic deterioration, with the risk of a feedback loop. We don’t think this is the more likely outcome, but as each week and month passes, there is a growing danger of vicious circle as confidence erodes,” he said.
“This will lead to political instability. We are already seeing countries on the periphery of Europe under severe stress. Some leaders are now at record levels of unpopularity. There is a risk of domestic unrest, starting with strikes because people are feeling disenfranchised.”
“What happens if there is a meltdown in a country like Pakistan, which is a nuclear power. People react when they have their backs to the wall. We’re already seeing doubts emerge about the sovereign debts of developed AAA-rated countries, which is not something you can ignore,” he said.
Gold traders are playing close attention to reports from Beijing that the China is thinking of boosting its gold reserves from 600 tonnes to nearer 4,000 tonnes to diversify away from paper currencies. “If true, this is a very material change,” he said.
Mr Fitzpatrick said Britain had made a mistake selling off half its gold at the bottom of the market between 1999 to 2002. “People have started to question the value of government debt,” he said.
Citigroup said the blast-off was likely to occur within two years, and possibly as soon as 2009. Gold was trading yesterday at $812 an ounce. It is well off its all-time peak of $1,030 in February but has held up much better than other commodities over the last few months â€“ reverting to is historical role as a safe-haven store of value and a de facto currency.
Gold has tripled in value over the last seven years, vastly outperforming Wall Street and European bourses.
Note from General Bert: although “paper gold” as reported in the investment media fluctuates between $700 and $900 per ounce, try to find actual gold coins for delivery at that price. Better, check the price of a one ounce Kruggerand on eBay(R) … you may be surprised how high the real price of gold has gotten.
And about Argentina:
“October 26, 2008 – From Bloomberg: “Argentines Decry State’s `Disastrous’ Record as Pensions Seized.” Excerpt:
Fourteen years ago, Raul Zimmermann opted to contribute to one of Argentina’s new private pension funds because he didn’t trust in the state retirement system. Now he’s outraged by government plans to seize his savings and take responsibility for paying his monthly benefit.
“The history of the pensions managed by the state is disastrous,” said Zimmermann, 69, who started drawing a pension two years ago. “It’s not reasonable that they transfer my account without even asking me if I want to.”
On Oct. 21, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to take over $29 billion of private pension accounts, saying a state-run system would protect retirees from fluctuations in financial markets. Roque Fernandez, an economy minister and central bank president in the 1990s, said the move is a ‘confiscation” of people’s savings. . .’ ”
“October 27, 2008 – Buenos Aires, Argentina (AHN) – With $30 billion pension fund money to be transferred in the hands of the debt-ridden national government, Argentinean lawyers plan to block misuse of the funds.
The lawyers, who represent the 10 pension funds to be nationalized by the administration, are apprehensive amid talks the money may be used to pay the country’s huge debts. Their fears were exacerbated since the administration-controlled Congress is slated to discuss the bill on Oct. 27, according to lawyer Juan Acuna Kunz.
The talks of fund misuse fueled a two-day drop in pension funds’ stock, the largest decline in 18 years.”