Archive for October, 2013


Old Houses Draw New Buyers

Some things get better with age. And while that’s a claim usually applied to fine wine and classic cars, it’s also proving true in the world of real estate, as sales of “vintage” houses – those built before 1990 – are boosting the housing recovery and related areas of the economy in markets around the […]

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AMA 68 – Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve with Jim Bruce

Jim Bruce is the writer, director, and producer of “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve.” He tells Jason some of the mysterious workings of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Janet Yellen is featured prominently in the film. Bruce shares his thoughts on her becoming the next Chair. He also discusses why he was so hard […]

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Younger Investors Embrace independence

A few decades or more ago, parents knew best about money management, and their offspring typically followed their lead about buying, banking and investing. But a new study of the investing habits of three generations – baby boomers, the fortysomething Generation X and recent college graduates the millennials, or Generation Y – suggests that the […]

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Are Community Nuisance Ordinances Constitutional?

Laws against public crime and misbehavior have been around for years. Virtually every community has ordinances – and consequences – for public drunkenness, loitering, vagrancy and the like. But a new kind of law aimed at crushing neighborhood crime allows law enforcement to outsource policing to local property owners – and, a new court challenge […]

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Can Online Auctions Boost the Recovery?

“Going, going, gone!” And the gavel slams down. If that’s your image of an auction sale, think again. Although “real world” auctions are still around, letting people bid on everything from livestock to acreage, auction sales have gone online in a big way. And because pnline real estate auctions offer a quick and no-frills way […]

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Will Rising Interest Rates Slow the Economy?

To offset the risk of an economic slowdown after the government’s 16-day hiatus, the Federal Reserve has opted to stay the course on its much publicized stimulus program. But although one goal of the multibillion-dollar securities buyup was to keep interest rates low, those rates are creeping upward anyway – and, according to a new […]

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Five Ways Rich Investors Build Wealth

As currencies rise and fall and markets both global and local turn jittery because of political uncertainty, some wealthy individuals nevertheless manage not just to survive but also to thrive, reaping returns on their investments even in uncertain times. These wealthy investors – Replace the day pedi’s body cover to film at. Was russian drugs […]

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No End in Sight For Bank Settlements?

As the latest in the long line of bank fraud investigations comes to a close, JP Morgan Chase has reached a tentative settlement deal with the US Justice Department to the tune of $13 billion. Investigators aren’t finished, though; criminal charges could still be coming against the banking giant – one of several leading institutions […]

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Is the Dollar Losing Its Global Luster?

The dust is settling after the end of the government shutdown, but the dollar continues its downward slide. As the world’s leading reserve currency struggles amid concerns about its long term stability, some countries are calling for an alternative reserve money and the “de-Americanization” of global finance. write my essay for cheap Backed by the […]

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The Dollar Falls, the Stimulus Stays the Course

The government showdown –er, shutdown – has ended and the debt ceiling has risen, but the economic fallout has experts worried about the future. The 16-day hiatus didn’t affect just government programs and services – it rippled all through the economy. As the dollar sinks to lows not seen in nearly a year, the Federal […]

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Creating Money-Savvy Kids in a Risky World

Identity thievery, credit card abuse and the collapse of banks are a part of today’s financial world. But many parents may still be thinking that teaching kids about money consists of giving them an allowance and a savings account where they can watch it grow. Raising children who can survive and even thrive and build […]

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Lessons From the Alpine Swift for Smart Investing

What can a little black and white bird teach us tech-savvy humans about smart financial moves? Turns out, quite a lot. Swiss scientists tracking the Alpine Swift on its winter migration journey are finding that the little bird flies south for an astonishing six months – nonstop. And since we’ve been looking to the natural […]

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The Debt Ceiling Debate and the Next Recession

As the government shutdown drags on and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle point fingers and lay blame, a new issue is creeping into the national consciousness: the federal debt ceiling. As both parties wrangle over whether to raise that limit, some economists and housing industry experts are warning that a decision not toe […]

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10 More Money Management Quotes to Live By

What do Henry Ford, Michael Jordan, the Bible’s King Solomon and Jason Hartman have in common? They know about smart money management for building wealth. A while ago we brought you a roundup  of wise quotes from leading investors and financial experts past and present. Now, a new collection offers a textbook’s worth of investing […]

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AMA 67 – Bulls, Birdies, Bogeys, and Bears with Kevin Armstrong

Kevin Armstrong is the former Chairman of the ANZ Group’s Regional Investment Committee and former chief investment officer for ANZ Group’s private bank. He’s the author of, “BULLS, BIRDIES, BOGEYS & BEARS: The Remarkable and Revealing Relationship Between Golf and Investment Markets.” Armstrong explains how the rises and falls in the fortunes of professional golfers, […]

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The Bitcoin: Cyber Currency for Cyber Crime?

The Bitcoin is coming of age. That odd, bankless virtual currency that up till now ahs been largely the darling of computer geeks and financial rebels forging new digital marketplaces based on the Bitcoin now has a shady side, as the FBI seizes over three million of them in a massive cyber-drug raid. Not long […]

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Bank Fraud Court Rules: You Are Your Profile

In social media’s infancy, an online profile was just a way of staking out a little piece of cyberspace in order to connect with other people – an address in cyberspace. But as social networking expands is reach, the line between a person’s virtual self and “real world” identity grows increasingly blurred – as demonstrated […]

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AMA 66 – “Setting Sun: The End of U.S. Economic Dominance” with Brandon Adams

Brandon Adams is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard and world champion poker player. He recently released, “Setting Sun: The End of U.S. Economic Dominance.” Brandon uses statistics to answer what tattoos, obesity, and America’s shrinking attention span have to do with our growing national debt. He also tells us why the financial choices all Americans […]

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Mortgage Lending Concerns Spawn New Industries

In the wake of repeated lawsuits and the arrival of the sweeping Dodd Frank Act for consumer protection in lending, the mortgage industry is facing more scrutiny of its actions – and more accountability for the risky loans it makes. The perceived vulnerability of these large (and small) institutions has created new opportunities for software […]

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Can a Government Shutdown Shut Down the Housing Recovery?

It’s official: the government is shutting down for an unspecified period of time as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle struggle to play nice. The situation is sending ripples throughout the economy, as government-sponsored programs of all kinds come to a standstill and workers go home without pay. Not surprisingly, housing advocates and investing […]

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