Archive for September, 2013


Who Wins With the Qualified Mortgage Rule?

It’s been said that clouds have silver linings, and that sentiment seems to hold true in the current attempts to bring accountability and quality control to the mortgage industry. Although the provisions of the new Qualified Mortgage Rule has drawn the ire of both mortgage lenders and housing advocates, recent tweaks to the rule have […]

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AMA 65 – Gold and Silver Discussions with Ed D’ Agostino

Ed D’Agostino is the GM of the Hard Assets Alliance and Publisher of Mauldin Economics. He joins the show to discuss the impacts he’s seeing given recent developments in the buying and selling of gold and silver. Despite the bear market in precious metals, demand for physical is still incredibly strong. Ed breaks down the […]

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Smells Like Bad Credit

Talking about credit scores can be icky. Sort of like taking a long slug from the milk container only to realize it’s a few weeks out of date. The problem with a path of avoidance is that bad credit doesn’t go away. Okay, to be honest some of it goes away after seven years but […]

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Low Rates and High Standards: Stalemate for Housing?

In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s new announcement that they’ll be keeping their massive securities buyup on track for now, things look rosier for global trading – and for consumer markets at home. But even as the Fed’s decision is being welcomed for its intended effects of boosting home sales, some fear that new […]

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The Septaper That Wasn’t: The Stimulus Plan Rolls On

After months of debate, hints and outright announcements about the tapering down of its stimulus program, the Federal Reserve has blinked again, opting once more to leave its securities buying operation as is – for now. Just how long “for now” will be remains unclear, but the news has sparked a surge in global trading […]

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AMA 64 – Business Brilliant with Lewis Schiff

Lewis Schiff is the Executive Director of the Inc. Business Owners Council and author of, “Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons”. Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer recently laid down the jackhammer: all her employees must now report to the office… no more working at home. Schiff discusses this debatable cultural phenomena. He […]

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Virtual Banks Promise Full Service, But Are They Safe?

how to get your ex back p>Internet business is booming – and more and more companies and services are abandoning traditional “brick nod mortar” physical locations altogether in favor of a lower cost, online-only model. The latest newcomer to cyber commerce is online-only banking, as new, virtual banks promise the same kind of services and […]

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AMA 63 – Trading Bases with Joe Peta

Joe Peta is the author of, “Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball. He was a fifteen-year all-star Wall Street veteran trader, but decided to give up that lifestyle. Instead, he chose to improve on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games. He […]

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Tax Laws Drive Americans to Surrender Citizenship

For people in many places around the world, US citizenship is the ultimate dream. But now, record numbers of Americans are opting to give up that citizenship in favor of new connections abroad. Though the reasons vary, a change in US tax law leads the list of causes for the current spike in renunciations. In […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Landlord-Tenant Conflicts

Just about everywhere in the country, landlord-tenant lawsuits are clogging – and backlogging – court dockets for issues small and large. The area of housing law boasts specialists in just these kinds of cases. The hot rental market is one of the key factors driving the housing recovery – but the often- adversarial relationship between […]

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Marijuana Goes Legit and Stock Scams Follow

Marijuana is now legal in 20 states, and more are sure to follow. As pot goes mainstream, so does the money associated with it – and that means doors are opening for investors to get in on the ground floor with the Next Big Thing. And where legitimate investing opportunities show up, so do the […]

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Tenant Recruiting Feeds a Hot Rental Market

Housing continues its upswing, and that’s driving growth in other economic sectors too. And a major contributor to the strength of the housing market is the bustling rental marketplace, which spells good news for income property investors as well as renters. Well, some renters anyway – as landlords fed up with problem tenants skirt fair […]

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Tax Lien Investing and the Myth of Home Equity

It’s a core piece of the conventional wisdom about home ownership: your equity is your security. But a recent Washington Pot story about the often-unscrupulous practice of tax lien investing points out that home equity it took years to build can vanish in a virtual moment – a fate not shared by mortgaged property. According […]

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Silver Trumps Gold in Today's Metals Trading

Good as gold. That and many other sayings attest to the power of gold. With a hold on the imagination as well as the financial stability of entire countries, gold has a special place in the world of metals. But that luster may be wearing thin. In today’s markets, gold prices continue to fluctuate, while […]

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Housing Lobbyists Flex Muscle in Mortgage Lending

The mortgage meltdown of a few years ago caused ripples through all areas of the economy and triggered a series of legislative and legal efforts to right the troubled, tricky boat of mortgage lending. One of those bills, the Dodd Frank Act, was an ambitions attempt to protect borrowers as well as hold lenders at […]

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The Age of Information – Or Confusion?

TMI – too much information – not only makes for awkward social moments, but when you’re immersed in the round the clock flow of constantly available information, some experts say it can also derail goals and impair decision making. For investors and anyone who relies on the many internet sources available to get information and […]

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These Statistics Aren't Dull to First-Time Home Buyers

Sometimes statistics are so staggeringly dull that you want to pick out a comfortable spot on the ground and curl up for a nap when confronted with them. Here at the American Monetary Association, we feel your pain. But sometimes you really should pay attention to numbers because they have a lot to say. For […]

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Investing on the Go: 5 Useful Apps

Mobile technology keeps users connected wherever they are, with virtually all the functions of a computer available at the touch of a finger on a smartphone or tablet. The business of app – for “application” – creation is booming, and apps for business and finance lead the list of new offerings. Investors can track developments […]

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AMA 62 – Short Japan Debt with Tres Knippa

Jason speaks with Tres Knippa about Japan’s looming debt and how to potentially profit from it. Learn more about Tes at www.shortjapandebt.com. Check out this episode professional essay writers zp8497586rq

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3 Keys to Safe Transactions on Mobile Devices

Online banking and shopping is so yesterday. Thanks to new smartphone and tablet technology, you can deposit checks, make purchases, and even take credit card payments wherever you go. But the ease and convenience of mobile transactions also leave users vulnerable to identity theft and account hacking. Internet security experts recommend three steps to keep […]

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