The G.D. Herring Journal

Expert advice and information from our team!

classic cars

Classic, Antique or Vintage?

So what is the difference between “classic,” “antique,” and “vintage” cars? This can be a little confusing, but here we go. There are differences, and important ones, but it all kind of depends on whom you’re talking to. Some people use the terms interchangeably, and there are others who think standardization is really important.

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oriental rugs

Oriental Rugs – The Four Rug Making Countries, part two

Hello again, and thank you for joining me as we finish up the discussion on the four authentic handmade rug countries. While there are many countries that make rugs, to my mind there are only four that produce rugs of a caliber that make them collectible. Today we’ll cover the last two countries.

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classic cars

What Makes a Classic Car “Classic?”

In the most basic of terms, “classic” means “aged and unmodified,” which means – you guessed it… the beater you’re driving around could technically be called a “classic.” And to you it might be a classic. But that’s not what we’re talking about here.

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collectibles

What Is an NFT?

…an excellent article from Dycrypt about NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Is this the future of collectibles?

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health

Breaking Up Life’s Daily Grind

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing financial stress for a lot of people. Creating and maintaining a livable budget can help ensure you’re using your money wisely, tracking your income, cutting costs, and looking for ways to supplement cash flow as needed. It’s also a good time to perform an insurance check-up for your home, life, and business, to prepare in the event the unexpected happens.

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investing

Crypto Insurance: What Is It?

Happy Valentine’s Day from G.D. Herring! Today we’re sharing the last in Real Vision’s “alternative assets” mini series, which focuses on our favorite spirit, rum.

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money

Making Your Money Matter

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing financial stress for a lot of people. Creating and maintaining a livable budget can help ensure you’re using your money wisely, tracking your income, cutting costs, and looking for ways to supplement cash flow as needed. It’s also a good time to perform an insurance check-up for your home, life, and business, to prepare in the event the unexpected happens.

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classic cars

Attending a Car Show

Spring is knocking on our doors and, naturally our thoughts turn to Car Shows! We are hoping to see a few more this year, hopefully starting within the next couple of weeks. In my area around Louisville, KY, every year brings countless opportunities to attend…

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investing

Alternative Assets – Rum

Happy Valentine’s Day from G.D. Herring! Today we’re sharing the last in Real Vision’s “alternative assets” mini series, which focuses on our favorite spirit, rum.

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solar

A Solar Powered Car

Then I thought, “WOW! What would it be like to get an electric car and not have to pay for gas or electricity to power it?” I could literally drive around town at zero charge per mile.

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holiday

Merry Christmas

From all of us at G.D. Herring, every blessing to you and your family this Christmas and in the year to come. Merry Christmas!

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classic cars

Are Classic Cars an Investment?

Once you decide to start your car collection you have a choice to make; are you collecting or are you investing? This is actually a trick question. You can’t invest in classic cars or collectibles.

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investing

Five Alternative Asset Ideas You Already Know

…Real Vision has produced a series on “alternative assets,” which include some of our favorites – classic cars, fine wine, whiskey and rum. Watch, enjoy and learn more about how these things we love to collect can add value to our lives, just as they add pleasure.

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oriental rugs

What gives a rug value?

There are different categories for age, and age is where much of a rug’s value comes from. In particular, when a rug goes from a rug “semi-antique” to “antique” the value can increase quite a lot. The age of a rug matters a great deal in giving it value.

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classic cars

Cadillac One: The Beast

Weighing in at 20000 lbs, “The Beast,” as the Presidential limousine is nicknamed, features a stretched Cadillac CT6 dress. The Beast is powered by a

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classic cars

A Special Buick Special

In 1899 David Dunbar Buick founded the Buick-Auto Vim & Power Company which would later evolve into Buick Motor Company in 1903. In 1906, Mr.

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classic cars

Bentley and the Crewe

The seed of the original starter company Bentley & Bentley was planted when two brothers got their first taste of revenue from selling cars for

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classic cars

DeLorean – From Pontiac to “Flux Capacitor”

A Detroit, Michigan native, John DeLorean began his career first at Chrysler then at Packard. Later, he started working at General Motors and during his time in management, led the Pontiac GTO, Grand Prix, and Chevy Cosworth Vega teams.

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classic cars

Koenigsegg- Hypercar

Established in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg, the Swedish based company Koenigsegg Automotive manufactures some of the world’s leading hypercars. What is a hypercar?

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guns

Firearms As Legacy

The good people over at “Ask a Prepper” have put together some ideas and information about firearms to leave to our children. Some have financial

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classic cars

The Mark of a Porsche

Before the Porsche company was even created, Ferdinand Porsche pioneered the P1 Porsche, (P1 standing for “Porsche #1”) in 1898. As the first Porsche ever

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collectibles

Prayer Rugs

Rugs can be and are more than just comfort, decoration and a store of wealth. They can also be tools of our spiritual life. Consider

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classic cars

BMW’s Distinctive Logo

BMW was originally a manufacturer of airplane engines The company’s first car was made with an Austin 7 platform The checkered logo represents an airplane

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real estate

The Luxury Migration

There has been an uptick in luxury market activity from the recent pandemic More buyers are moving from dense urban areas to remote areas than

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oriental rugs

Buying Oriental Rugs Online

Can you buy rugs online? The short answer is “yes you can,” but in reality, it’s more complicated than that. There are three significant problems

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