Mr. Puplava graduated cum laude in Political Science from Arizona State Univ. and with honors with a Master's Degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management. In 2007 and 2009 Jim was nominated by his clients and professional peers as one of the San Diego area's best wealth managers. For twelve years, James Puplava held a position as Branch Manager for LPL Financial Services, LLC. In 1996, Mr. Puplava established the broker/dealer firm, Puplava Securities, Inc. (PSI) and is its President. His business experience includes contributing as a financial writer to various publications and acting as a TV financial reporter. In 1988, Mr. Puplava began hosting Financial Sense Talk radio on various radio stations in San Diego. Today, Jim Puplava oversees the portfolio management team at Puplava Financial Services, Inc. and Puplava Securities, Inc. He continues his weekly broadcasts and writes thought-provoking commentary for Financial Sense Online.