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To cross the upper class border, investments are the best strategy to engage.

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Sure, you have a job that pays constant money; but it doesn’t take a mathematician to know that it’ll take a lifetime of savings until your steady paycheck can add up to a fortune.

Investments are smart. You don’t have to work so hard, eight hours a day to reach financial freedom. Money comes to you passively – you can swim with penguins while your investments add bucks to your account. Here are the investment kinds you may want to know:

Bonds. You lend your money to a company or government.
How does money grow? They pay you back with interests.

Stocks. When you invest on stocks, you buy a part of a business. This means you own a percentage of the business.
How does money grow? You are entitled to receive profit of the business proportional to the amount of stocks you own. However, the return and risk is high.

Mutual Funds. A professional manager invests your money in a collection of bonds and stocks.
How does money grow? Same as bonds and stocks. It is diversified and it doesn’t demand your time.

Real Estate. You buy a land property.
How does money grow? Since value of house and land is increasing over time, you can sell it high.

Certificates of Deposits. You deposit money to the bank within the time frame, while during the time you cannot spend that money.
How does money grow? You earn with interests.

Forex Trading. You buy or sell a foreign currency.
How does money grow? You can earn or lose money through the movement of exchange rates. For example, you exchange US dollar for UK Pound. If UK Pound increases in value, you earn. If it decreases, you lose some money.

Business. You fund a starting business or you found your own business.
How does money grow? You earn through profit of the business, or you can sell your business for up to millions. However, starting a business is demanding and it may take most of your  time. Make sure you systemize it so the business can operate it without you.

All of these investments are simplified. I encourage everybody to sign up for at least one, but be sure to study it well. “Big risks, big rewards” is a good statement, but I prefer “controlled risks, big rewards”.

What kind of investment are you interested in?

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Source:
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7 ingredients to make Chicken Nuggets, including Silicone – yeah, that one they use for breast implants.

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Fast food is in every corner of every major city of the world. And how can they ever run out of business, people would prefer to watch streamed TV shows rather than cook. We don’t have all the musing time and we have priorities to focus on. It’s rather paradoxical that eating quality food, that which is the basic necessity for our survival, is the most neglected and crammed.

We trust other people to prepare foods for us; but there’s no way can we be assured of the utter cleanliness of the ingredients, the preparations, and the promises of the fast food chain. For all we know, we are eating one week old refrigerated veggies marketed as fresh salad.

Contaminants

Since at minimal amount it can’t affect your body, it is legal to contain traces of maggots, rat poop and the like in products of fast food. The Dateline crew, in their research,  found “rodents and insects (alive and dead), grime and debris in several chains”. (AskMen.com)

Documentary Food, Inc. showed that most cow meats are all mixed up in one grinding machine. If one cow is diseased, the rest is contaminated. Hamburgers and other meat are very susceptible to malicious bacteria, especially E. coli. How they clean it? They let it pass through ammonia gas. Ammonia is what you pee and what you clean your toilet with.

Certain fast foods admit that their products may contain additives that could irritate your allergies. They just won’t specify which products.

“The most common violations in fast-food chains? Employees not washing their hands (in some chains, there was no soap in the bathrooms), improper food holding temperatures, undercooked meat, and employees handling food with their bare hands.” (AskMen.com)

Expenses: Us and Them

Only 19% of cost you pay for your fast food product is accounted by food itself. The rest is just operations, packaging, marketing, and the aircon to keep your face fresh.

In 2009 alone, $4.2 Billion was spent on fast food advertising. Strategically, they targeted children more.

$1.6 Billion was the annual cost for online and TV advertisements for kids alone.

These fast food restaurants have high turnover, but they pay ridiculously low wages.

The food industry is serious about keeping silence from critics. If a party has a revealing study that could harm their industry, expect “heats” from multiple sources.

At Counters

Longer lines will make you buy more – due to exposure to temptation.

Fast foods have healthy options, hidden and more expensive; while value meals have blinded you to spend more since not all people like all to eat everything in the combo but coerced to by the offer.

Labels

Don’t trust their calorie count because it may be erroneous. An overstated net weight is more likely to be penalized by FDA than the understated, so they understate it more often.

“Low fat” label is just an illusion of a product being healthy. Check the calorie count because a  “low-fat” chicken quesadillas have 742 calories.

A “zero trans fat” label meant there’s a lot of saturated fat.

“Sugar free” contained high fructose corn syrup.

At least 50 different chemicals are found in the average strawberry milkshake of fast foods. And since FDA’s definition of natural ingredients is anything derived from a natural source, these fast-foods can call a strawberry milkshake ‘natural’ when in fact it was from an animal derivative.

Ingredients

Wendy’s Frosty took at least 14 ingredients to make, including the chemical used as electronic cigarette’s filter.

McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets contain at least 7 ingredients to make, including silicone – the same substance they put on breasts implants.

McDonald’s Salad contained a chemical that is not even approved for cat food because its safety isn’t warranted.

Cellulose, a derivative of wood, is mixed with most processed foods to give texture. Cellulose took the place of oils and flours just because it is inexpensive. In turn, we get zero nutrition. Our stomach can’t digest cellulose, so it’ll be released as is.

The berries that topped the muffins are fake. Starting 2010, fake berries are in production. Ingredients? Food colorings and a bunch of chemicals interplay to mimic the chewy berries that we love. It’s cheaper than that of nature, but with zero health benefits.

French fries, the one that’s always hanging with our combos, are meat flavored, not potato. There’s even a time when McDonald’s French fries contained more saturated fat than their burgers. Due to the controversy, they’ve modified it, yet an ingredient was from an animal still. And fries, when refrigerated, became colorless. Hence, a chemical intervention. They even fry it with hydrogenated oil too keep its crisp, but that special kind of oil is toxic to our body, linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Chicken products, like nuggets and sandwiches, contain beef as well to add taste.

The more lean you chose your beef to be, the higher sodium content it has. That is to make it juicy, because a lean cut took it off.

To keep it simple, there’s nothing simple in fast foods. All their products are bombarded with numerous chemicals and ingredients other than, say, chicken, beef, salad, potato and milk. Primarily, it is for prolonged preservation and unique flavor that would urge you to crave and come back. The real best trick is to eat raw food, it has the nutrition and it keeps you eating less.

If you have worked with fast food industry, or you have any additional dirty secret we opt to know, share it here.

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Sources:
15 Shocking Food Industry Secrets; Yahoo! Health
Things Fast-Food Companies Won’t Say; Yahoo! Finance
Fast Food Industry Secrets; AskMen.com
The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You; Cracked.com
7 Dirty Secrets Fast Food Chains Don’t Want You to Know; OrganicAuthority.com
Top 3 Shocking Fast Food Industry Secrets; FilthyLucre.com
10 Secrets The Processed Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know; CoachdebFitness.com
3 Fast Food Ingredient Secrets: Industrial Chemicals, Synthetic Meat; NaturalSociety.com
 
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