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Jim Puplava is the president of Financial Sense Wealth Management. His professional designations include Certified Financial Planner, Certified Tax Specialist, Certified Income Specialist, Certified Estate and Trust Specialist, Certified Fund Specialist, Certified Annuity Specialist, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Certified Social Security Specialist, Financial Planning & Wealth Management Professional, FINRA Series 7, Series 24, Series 65 and Life, Disability and Variable Insurance licenses (California insurance license #0685257). Jim was a branch manager for LPL Financial Services, LLC for 12 years. He has been the president of Financial Sense® Advisors, Inc. (FSA) since 1985. In 1996, Jim established the broker/dealer firm, Financial Sense Securities®, Inc and is its president. He also oversees the portfolio management team at Financial Sense Wealth Management and Financial Sense Securities, Inc.

Jim’s experience in financial media began in 1988 when he was the host of Financial Sense Talkradio on various radio stations in San Diego. Today, he continues his weekly Financial Sense Newshour podcasts and writes occasional commentary for the Financial Sense blog. Jim has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, ABC News: Nightline, The Wall Street Transcript, The Huffington Post and for the documentary film The End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless, among other publications and media sources.

He graduated cum-laude in political science from Arizona State University and then went on to earn a master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). In 2007 and 2009 Jim was nominated by his clients and professional peers as one of the San Diego area’s best wealth managers.

Jim and his wife Mary live near their three sons and grandchildren and are involved in various philanthropic enterprises through their charitable foundation. Jim also loves reading, sailing and historical documentaries.

The Cost of Higher Education: How to Achieve a Debt-Free or Low-Debt Career Path

May 13, 2024 – The cost of higher education has become a significant concern for families across America. With college tuition rising faster than inflation for decades, many are questioning the value proposition of a traditional four-year degree...

Mastering the Market During a 'Decade of Disruption'

May 8, 2024 – The 2020s are shaping up to be a decade of immense change and disruption. The COVID-19 pandemic, large stimulus spending, increasing debt levels, geopolitical conflicts, and technological innovations...

Bubble Up: The Everything, Everywhere Bubble

Apr 19, 2024 – On September 1, 1715, the most powerful monarch in Europe, Louis XIV, passed away just four days shy of his 77th birthday. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of any sovereign. His reign was characterized by lavish spending...

Testing the Consensus and the Goldilocks Seven

Jan 12, 2024 – Throughout history, we’ve seen numerous instances where capital heavily concentrates into a single company or a small cluster of stocks, such as the Nifty 50 growth stocks in the 1970s or the tech sector in the late 1990s. Often, such herding...

The Beginning of the End Part III: Green Energy Realities

Oct 5, 2023 – One significant challenge in achieving a swift transition away from fossil fuels lies in the fact that approximately three-quarters of the global population, encompassing regions like China, India, Africa, and South America...

The Beginning of the End Part II: The Return of Inflation

Jul 14, 2023 – According to a recent research paper published by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, rising debt and interest rates will likely bring to the fore "fiscal dominance and the return of zero-interest bank reserve requirements..."

Bubbling Up: Wall Street's Tulip Trade

Jun 26, 2023 – Investors today find themselves in the midst of a peculiar dance between the S&P 500 weighted and unweighted index, the discordance of which might just be spelling out a financial narrative we need to grasp...

The Beginning of the End – Of Growth as We Know It

Jun 14, 2023 – We live in a technology driven world. That technology requires energy, and that energy is provided by fossil fuels. When we think of oil, our thoughts often turn to the gasoline powering our cars or the diesel fueling our trucks. Yet, it extends far beyond that

The Ultimate Inflation Hedge: Dividends

Feb 24, 2023 – In my financial career, I've come to realize that many of the tenets we are taught and that are propagated by the financial industry may appear feasible in academic papers but tend to fail in practice. The great majority of people...

Why Green Energy Will Continue to Power the Commodity Boom

Sep 29 – The expected number of wind turbines needed to reach a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050 will require a herculean mining effort to extract 3,200 million tons of steel, 310 million tons of aluminum, and 40 million tons copper...

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