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  1. dixiesilvergirl

    Mene Mail Call

    We had seen all the Mene posts on Steemit honestly had not paid the attention that we should have before, sure we looked and read and thought the items looked pretty but had not followed through to look at the website. We heard from some friends on Discord that they had used the Fathers day sale code and got a great price on some cool stuff so we went ahead and checked it out. We had just ordered a couple of other pieces and still did not know what mene was all about so we decided to order a charm to find out. after lots of looking(they have so many cool items) We ordered the evil eye charm. Lots of nice packaging and a COA we are very pleased with our first mene piece and are sure this will not be our last, a quality product at a good price with an exquisite presentation. Well done Mene Well done! If you have not checked them out yet, what are you waiting for? Click here, and you can get $5 off your first purchase Invite Link: https://mene.com/invite/3yJboH Thank you for reading and Happy Stacking!
  2. dixiesilvergirl

    The big Announcement Instagram #communitypourgaw

    LOL keep the hot ladies I will take the silver! much better investment LOL
  3. dixiesilvergirl

    Today I made.....

    those are beautiful and yes this one is copper part of a commissioned multi met;al piece
  4. There’s something huge in the works on Instagram so trust us when we say if you don't have an account it is time to get one! #communitypourgaw We are very excited to be part of this giveaway with many of the other Instagram Hand Pour artists! This is the brainstorm of @msagan and it has come together really quickly. We have gotten most of the smaller pourers of Instagram together to give back to the very community that got us started!! We are giving a 15+ Troy oz 999 silver bar away with all of our stamps on it and a COA from each of us!! @dixiesilverminer will be pouring the bar live Wednesday night at 10 pm est, so don't miss it!! Rules and regulations will be posted in the near future. Spread the word, share and repost!!! Make sure you are on Instagram and follow everyone 👇 @dixiesilverminer @recklessmetals @polarbearpours @californiawildpig @stackin.weight @john.mcclane87_jjmbars @bullseyesilverbars @jp_metals @heavymetals713 @chirostacktor @evolmetals @vollmerpouredsilver @santoro_precious_metals @blue_line_bullion We will be pouring the bar live on Instagram Tonight at 10pm and as the bar travels the country to be stamped there will be updates along the way! Stay tuned for full details and the GAW date! Thanks for reading and Happy Stacking!
  5. dixiesilvergirl

    Today I made.....

    I took the pictures but my husband made this piece, it is part of a table art piece but this part is done
  6. dixiesilvergirl

    Sunday night metal chat

    Happy Sunday all! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s! We spend a lot of time talking about our stacking plans and we have talked about leaving a legacy, about passing it down to our kids, grandkids and their kids. But is that enough if you don’t pass the knowledge of the metal along to your kids too? First i am going to start with the definition of a Father:Fa·ther ˈfäT͟Hər noun a man who has begotten a child; synonyms: dad; pop, pa, dada, papa; old man, patriarch, paterfamilias "his mother and father" This is a very basic definition, but being a Dad just because you can make a baby is not how it works, being a Father comes with a lot more than this and is a job can be done by another but it is a job for life. Most everyone spends their life with an image of their Father whether it is good, bad or nonexistent and it shapes everything you do in life. When you become a Father everything you do becomes the image your child will carry. There are so many things you can teach your child, your beliefs, what is right , what is wrong, your trade and life lessons. As they get older don’t be afraid to let them see your mistakes, or how you struggle with decisions this is how they learn and understand that the best way to be a Father is to do your best and never quit trying. Take the time to enjoy the moment no matter who you are with but especially your father and or children this is a very special bond and should be appreciated every day not just this hallmark holiday once a year. I am lucky to have been married to an amazing man and today we are celebrating fathers day for the 25th year, we were so young when we started this but he has been an amazing man that works through his growth as he helps our 3 boys grow. Every day he works for our family, in so many ways and now that our oldest has become a father it is amazing to see him helping our son become the father he wants to be. The circle of life has been spinning for ever and we are all just a small part of it. Make your mark, there are so many ways and teaching your kids how to be able to take care of themselves is a great way to do that. Teach them about metal and real money, take the time to share what you know and why we have the items in your stack, help them to be able to grow the stack and build their legacy. I know many of you don’t tell anyone about their stack for security but how secure is it if when your family gets it they don’t know what it is? Teach your children to think for themselves and to question everything, this is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Thanks for Reading and Happy stacking!
  7. dixiesilvergirl

    Today I made.....

    Very cool! those look great and cool of you to stick to your limited mintage!
  8. dixiesilvergirl

    Sunday Night Metal Chat

    he does some beautiful stuff!
  9. dixiesilvergirl

    Sunday Night Metal Chat

    Ok forget all the talk of metal plans and strategy for a minute, today after seeing a post on Reddit where the OP asked for pics of everyone’s favorite silver for their birthday, I realized that one of the best parts of stacking is finding a piece that makes you think WOW that is awesome. So I thought it would be a lot of fun to to ask everyone to show us their favorite that they own and/or their favorite they want to own. For me my favorite seems to change on a regular basis but that is not only because I have a front row seat to the creations my husband is making but that on a daily basis you can go onto the internet and find something new that you have never seen before.Here is my current favorite piece But the list of items that I want to own is very long with so many talented craftsmans and the large mints making art rounds and bars, it is so hard to decide what to get next. So go ahead and show me your favorites! Maybe we will all find something to add to or wish list. Thank you and happy stacking!
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  11. Join us Wednesday at 10pm eastern on Instagram here are links to our profiles https://www.instagram.com/dixiesilver... https://www.instagram.com/skullys_cor...
  12. dixiesilvergirl

    Sunday night metal chat

    Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is doing well and that your metal plan is on track. We were talking about do you have a sell number? After all don’t they say everyone has their price. If precious metals finally go up as so many predict the day is coming. What is the magic number that would get you to sell? if you sell what would you buy or do with the proceeds? We have talked a lot about it, we don’t have a set number, we have no plans to sell unless it is needed. Although the idea of needed can be subjective and can also be replaced with wanted, just recently we saw a post where the seller wanted a Nintendo Switch and another where they needed new tires. It is cool to see people using their stack to fund large ticket purchases instead of adding to their debt, to have the freedom to make those purchases with the wealth they had stacked. We also love to see trades or purchases made with metals, Have you ever paid for something with silver? When our melting furnace got fried, we sold some metal and ordered a new one in a couple of days, it was a nice feeling to have that freedom. We have done several metal for metal trades and it is always fun. I would love to hear your thoughts on what would make you sell. Thanks for reading and Happy Stacking!
  13. dixiesilvergirl

    Sunday night metal chat

    Staying under the limits and what you cash in is a very smart plan!!
  14. dixiesilvergirl

    Sunday night metal chat

    Happy Sunday! This is Dixiesilvergirl with Sunday Night Metal Chat, I have been talking about our metal Goals and happy to say we are steady adding gold to our stack, waiting on a new mail call as i type! I have also spoke about how you can leave your stack for your family when you pass, What if you have no one that will take care of the stack or know how to liquidate it or maybe you have noone you want to leave it too. Have you thought about how you could liquidate it and maybe take an awesome vacation or move somewhere you have always wanted to, your plan for your stack maybe for it to pay for your retirement. You need to be sure you have a plan on how you will sell and what your responsibility in taxes could be if you do. I have seen tons of articles online on how to sell your gold, like this one: https://www.kiplinger.com/article/saving/T015-C000-S002-smart-ways-to-sell-your-gold.html It is important to know capital gains laws and be sure you do what you can to keep as much in your pocket for the fun you have planned! https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/taxes/capital-gains-tax-rates/ Many countries have laws in place and no matter where you live you should check out the laws to be sure, https://taxfoundation.org/us-taxpayers-face-6th-highest-top-marginal-capital-gains-tax-rate-oecd/ I would love to hear if your plans and if you have considered any of these consequences if you are going to use your stack as your retirement income. Thanks for reading and Happy stacking!
  15. dixiesilvergirl

    Sunday Night Metal Chat

    Happy Sunday! It is time again for us to discuss metal plans, stacking strategy and goals. We had a good week and have added a few more grams of Gold to our stack along with some more melting metal, we are very happy with our progress and feel that our goals are on track to being met. How is your plan holding up? Have you had to make any changes? Are you focusing on something special you are stacking? For us we are still stacking Gold as our main stack, mainly due to storage ease as we also have to store our melting metal, pieces in progress and completed pieces, Last week I talked about the importance of making someone knows the full scope of your stack and it’s real value so that your heirs really get what you leave them, This is a tough call on letting someone know what you have with balancing security of your stack. Too many people know and it could be an issue, ideally the one you tell should be the one that will receive it or at the least distribute. I briefly talked about estate planning so the government doesn’t take a large share, and so I did a little more research and learned the United States Federal government imposes an estate tax not an inheritance tax, this means the estate pays these taxes before the balance is distributed to the heirs.If an asset is left to a spouse or a federally recognized charity, the tax usually does not apply. And there is a federal gift amount that is exempt that changes year by year. It was $5.5 Million on 2017 but More than doubled for 2018 and is currently $11.8 Million. In addition, Some states do impose the inheritance tax Currently in the United States, 12 states and DC have some form of an estate tax here is a list I found(https://www.jrcinsurancegroup.com/the-complete-list-of-states-with-estate-taxes-updated-for-2018/) purely from google search and do not endorse anyone on this subject, i am just sharing my thoughts and journey as I research. This lists each state that currently charges estate taxes and the dollar amount of the state’s exemption to help you determine if your heirs are facing an additional estate tax liability. Keeping in mind this is for the total estate not just the precious metal values. Connecticut – $2,600,000 District of Columbia – $11,200,000 Hawaii – $11,200,000 Illinois – $4,000,000 Oregon – $1,000,000 Maine – $11,200,000 Maryland – $4,000,000 Massachusetts – $1,000,000 Minnesota – $2,400,000 New York – $5,250,000 Rhode Island – $1,537,656 Vermont – $2,750,000 Washington – $2,193,000 Luckily for most people the exemptions are high enough so it is not an issue but reviewing this sooner rather than later is a good idea, especially if you live in any of the states listed above. And Each state has a different structure and fee schedule so you should check that out also For example, Pennsylvania imposes an inheritance tax in the form of a percentage of the value of a decedent's estate. Rates vary depending on your relationship to the decedent. Interestingly, Spouses and any children under 21 don't pay the tax, however direct descendants(ie, Grandchidren) pay 4.5 percent, siblings pay 12 percent and unrelated people pay 15 percent. This is all something you should consider when planning your legacy, unless your entire treasure is lost at sea in a boating accident(which happens a lot I have heard) it is best to minimize the loss to your heirs and plan for what their taxes could be. In Comparison the USA is the 4th highest estate taxes globally as shown in the table provided by https://taxfoundation.org/estate-and-inheritance-taxes-around-world/ Table 1. Top Estate or Inheritance Tax Rates to Lineal Heirs in the OECD Ranking Country Tax Rate 1 Japan 55% 2 South Korea 50% 3 France 45% 4 United Kingdom 40% 4 United States 40% 6 Spain 34% 7 Ireland 33% 8 Belgium 30% 8 Germany 30% 10 Chile 25% So if you are reading this no matter where you live, it would be wise to spend a few minutes on a little research and for some of you to get a professional consultant to make sure things are in order. Most importantly always store your metal on your Boat! https://media1.tenor.com/images/9bc4e49a8b998bcda5c48fdbbc3276ca/tenor.gif?itemid=8040162 Thanks for Reading and Happy Stacking!