About Us

If you’re financially independent… have established your own business or professional practice…and are naturally suspicious of bureaucrats and money managers — you didn’t get there by accident. You’ve been living life on your own terms.

You also know that having a solid investment strategy means managing your own money without high fees and self-serving programs from Wall Street or mainstream financial services.

You need innovative, alternative ideas to achieve your goals.

Ideas that challenge the conventional view of stocks and bonds, economics and finance, politics, education… society, at large.

The Financial Reserve taps into a vast network of daily, independent economic commentary, analysis and education through print and online publications, videos and other media. Our insight helps you manage your own money, based on what’s actually happening.

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, The Financial Reserve is an award-winning home of 3 international, editorially and creatively independent publishing imprints including Paradigm Press, St. Paul Research and Three Founders Publishing.

Founder, Addison Wiggin and subsequent imprint businesses continue to challenge traditional publishing outlets by offering irreverent, insightful commentary where others fear to tread.

As a leading innovator in financial publishing for over two decades, Addison and the analysts of The Financial Reserve have correctly predicted some of Wall Street and Washington’s biggest moves. Our contributors have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, CNBC, Fox Business News, Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine and many more.

Baltimore Cityscape

The Financial Reserve traces its roots to three groundbreaking financial publications: Strategic Investment (1984)… Plague of the Black Debt (1992)… and The Daily Reckoning (1999) — one of the first free daily financial e-letters (that still exists today).

Throughout our history, we’ve consistently beaten the mainstream financial media to the punch. Our readers were aware of the tech bubble, the housing bubble, the credit bubble, the excesses underlying the Panic of ’08, the pending collapse of Lehman Bros., the rise and fall of commodities, the new market in biotech, the advent of cryptocurrency and the boom in “pot” stocks well before they happened.

We also presented urgent and persistent guidance through the global pandemic, including the search for treatments and a vaccine. In many cases, our readers were able to prosper while other investors got blindsided.

Meeting with Zach Scheidt

Through our various imprints, The Financial Reserve publishes many of today’s leading voices in the financial industry including Jim Rickards, Robert Kiyosaki, George Gilder, Tim Sykes, Zach Scheidt, Alan Knuckman, Ray Blanco and many more.

Our work has also included in-depth conversations with Warren Buffett, Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Steve Forbes, Arthur Laffer… we could go on. These conversations run the gamut from the state of global economics, the national debt, unending foreign conflicts, the nature of money and cryptocurrencies — all with a focus on helping individual investors achieve their own financial goals in an ever-changing global landscape.

Addison Wiggin began his career writing the firm’s flagship Daily Reckoning, with the industry’s leading literary economist Bill Bonner, in the midst of the tech boom and bust in the 1990s. The DR, as we refer to it, was the first widely distributed email newsletter on the Internet. The publication’s critical eye on finance and economics continues today. Addison is also the creator and editorial director of the daily missive The 5 Min. Forecast, authored by Dave Gonigam.

Addison is a three time bestselling author. He co-authored two international bestsellers, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt with Bill Bonner. He has also followed the fate of the world’s reserve currency through the New York Times bestseller Demise of the Dollar and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar in the John Wiley & Sons “Little Book” series. All of Addison’s books have been republished in subsequent editions and have been translated into a dozen languages.

In addition, Addison was executive producer and writer of the acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A., which follows an 18-month journey around the U.S., Europe and China, covering the rise of America’s debt crisis. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, the 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature and was also shortlisted for a 2009 Academy Award. Addison authored the film’s companion book, I.O.U.S.A.: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.

His work has been recognized by The Economist, The New York Times Magazine, Worth and The Washington Post. He has appeared on major network news outlets like ABC News, CNN, Fox Business and CBS Sunday Morning.

Addison continues his work daily as founder and executive publisher of The Financial Reserve.

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