Archive for April, 2013


Fake Lawyers Run Real Estate Scams

The threat of legal action strikes fear in the hearts of most people – and it’s a fear that scammers employ quite effectively. Now, along with housing market fraud and schemes like the Nigerian bank transfer scam, fraudsters posing as attorneys (and some real lawyers) are conning homeowners and investors with promises to handle all […]

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AMA 51 – The Next Great Crash with Harry Dent

Jason Hartman interviews returning guest and founder and CEO, Harry Dent, Jr., of HS Dent, an economic think tank and research company, about the next coming crash. Mr. Dent accurately predicted the boom of the 1990s, which was contrary to what many other forecasters predicted. He explains why America is on a path to the […]

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Financial Planner or Money Manager: What’s the Difference?

The world of finance and investment planning is complex and fast becoming more so. And that’s why the field is full of experts offering advice, financial products and legal representation to manage your money. It can be difficult for independent investors to go it alone – but it’s not always easy to choose the right […]

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AMA 50 – "Quirk" What is Your Personality Type with Hannah Holmes

Join Jason Hartman as he and author of “Quirk”, Hannah Holmes explore human personality types and how they affect who we become, whether extroverted, conscientious, agreeable, or even neurotic or obnoxious. Is it possible that our hard-wired brain chemistry can even determine our political opinions and economic views? Learn more about the Five Factors in […]

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When Good Debt Goes Bad: Gen Y’s Money Crunch

In a previous post, we took a look at why new and recent college graduates saddled with student loans are wary of taking on the traditional debts of adult life: car loans and mortgages. Now, new statistics on college graduation rates reveal that over half of those under 25 who finished college in 2011 with […]

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New College Grads Fear Mortgage Debt

Can spiraling college costs crush the economy? As new and recent graduates finish their studies burdened with record levels of student loan debt, some economists fear that might be true. Although the student loan problem has been worsening for the last decade or so, it’s gone largely unnoticed in the face of other economic crises. […]

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AMA 49 – Investor Watchdog with Jack Waymire

Join Jason Hartman and Investor Watchdog, Jack Waymire, for a discussion concerning the ethics of the financial services industry. According to Jack, the frequent lack of integrity undermines the achievement of investors’ financial goals. For more details, listen at: www.JasonHartman.com. Companies do not do what is best for you. They are very good at hiding […]

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Terrorism Insurance? Yes — Sometimes

The toll of events such as last week’s Boston Marathon bombings runs high. The cost of the two homemade pressure cooker bombs exploded at the Marathon? Less than $500, according to some estimates. The cost of closing down Boston? About $333 million per day. That’s including lost income and wages, the expenses of a massively […]

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Bank Fraud Settlement Checks Arrive –Only to Bounce

Nearly four years ago, several of the nation’s major banks were caught red-handed in a variety of foreclosure related abuses collectively termed the “robosigning” scandal. And it’s taken nearly that long for the first checks issued in that settlement to reach the victims of wrongful foreclosure and other fraudulent practices. But according to a recent […]

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AMA 48 – “The End of Cheap China” with Shaun Rein

Despite popular belief, China is no longer a cheap place to do business with labor costs and real estate costs soaring. Join Jason Hartman as he interviews Shaun Rein, author of The End of Cheap China and Managing Director of China Market Research Group in Shanghai, about debunking common myths, such as China is stealing […]

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Good Debt, Bad Debt: Mortgages Can Save Money

For generations, parents have drummed the principles of financial responsibility into the brains of irresponsible offspring: pay your bills on time, save all you can and above all, stay out of debt. While the first two certainly still apply, in today’s financial climate, that last one may not be as ironclad a marker of savvy […]

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AMA 47 – “House of Cards” with William Cohan

Jason Hartman interviews author, former Wall Street senior banker, and best-selling investigative journalist, William (Bill) D. Cohan on the events that led up to the current economic crisis. Bill explains the choices that the big firms, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc., made regarding what type of institution they were going to be, the […]

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Do Changing Demographics Drive Home Sales?

In years past, homeownership was the bedrock of American stability and a clear marker of success – and maintaining home still represents those values. “Owning a home is the keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security,” says financial guru Suze Orman. But as America ages, suffers financial instability and becomes more diverse, the […]

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AMA 46 – A Discussion of Our Monetary System and QE 2 with Ellen Brown

Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, for a discussion of the United States’ debt ceiling, QE2, inflation, as well as a brief explanation of how money came to equal debt. Ellen explains why the debt ceiling is unconstitutional, how the government is legally committed to paying its debts. […]

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Are Gold Prices in Free Fall?

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AMA 45 – Inflation Nation with Daniel Ameduri

With an insurmountable national debt and a disastrous worldwide economy, could the United States still come out top dog? Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Daniel Ameduri, inflation expert and Chief Strategist of FutureMoneyTrends.com, as they examine the possibilities and talk about Daniel’s predictions for the new year. Daniel explains the difference between price inflation, […]

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Spotting Real Estate Fraud: 10 Red Flags

Housing scams come in so many forms that it’s hard to catch them all. Scams are constantly evolving to take advantage of changes in the landscape, frequently targeting the most vulnerable. As we’ve seen in this week’s intermittent series of posts on real estate scams, fraudulent practices harm not just individual victims but the housing […]

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Scam Companies Target Mortgage Relief

Scam artists have a long history of targeting the desperate, and after the housing collapse of a few years ago, numerous homeowners were placed in just that position. Now, scammers are moving in on legitimate avenues for mortgage assistance with fake companies and extravagant claims that cheat struggling mortgage holders of fees and even mortgage […]

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AMA 44 – “The End of Wall Street” with Roger Lowenstein

Join Jason Hartman as he interviews author and financial journalist Roger Lowenstein regarding the history of Wall Street’s demise. Roger talks about the increases in choice, risk, hedging, more volatility, and how free markets are open to speculation, greed, fear and manipulation. There are more markets today susceptible to booms and busts. In the old […]

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Big Banks Get an Image Overhaul: Will It Work?

Rocked by scandal and embroiled in lawsuit after lawsuit, the nation’s leading mortgage lenders are attempting to rebuild their tarnished reputations and regain public trust. Now Bank of America, one of the most viable culprits in a number of lawsuits, is rolling out a new, user friendly image aimed at rebuilding consumer confidence – and […]

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