Archive for February, 2014


Can Scarcity Thinking Sabotage Success?

Can you really attract wealth just by changing your thoughts, as promised by self-help gurus everywhere? Though it seems that those self-proclaimed experts are attracting their own wealth just by persuading you that it’s true so you’ll buy their courses and books, psychologists and life coaches say that limiting beliefs you may not even be […]

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The Federal Reserve Faces Critics At Home and Abroad

The Federal Reserve’s brand new leader has a lot on her plate. As the nation’s central bank takes the first steps toward tapering down its massive stimulus plan, it faces not just criticism from emerging markets around the globe but also from financial experts at home, who worry bout the Fed’s long-term stability. A few […]

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AMA 76 – Open The Books with Adam Andrzejewski

A national leader in bringing transparency to government spending, Adam Andrzejewski, (Angie-f-ski) the eldest of seven children, was born in rural Herscher, IL– a hardworking small town, and family farm community. After working his way through Northern Illinois University, Adam and his brother successfully built a $20 million dollar business which employed 160. Today, HomePages® […]

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Boreas and Friends Take a Toll on the Economy

Boreas, Cleon, Electra . . . the newly named winter storms marched across the northeastern US earlier this winter in quick succession, leaving behind frigid air, paralyzed cities, and economic consequences that proved costly for some, lucrative for others. And the result is a mixed picture for employment, construction and the big indicator of economic […]

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Emerging Markets Worry About Stimulus Fallout

The Federal Reserve may be optimistic about the outcomes of its decision to taper down the ongoing bond buying stimulus program, but the rest of the world isn’t so sure. Among issues on the table at an upcoming meeting of the world’s money policymakers in Sydney are concerns that in deciding to scale back on […]

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Stress Can Derail Financial Success

Medical professionals have been saying for years that stress can take years off your life. For a number of financial professionals, that may literally be true, as a string of suicides and other mysterious deaths rock the international banking community. The world of finance is a high stress, high stakes place – and new studies […]

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Banks Settle Up In Insurance Rate Fixing Suits

In the seemingly never ending saga of legal actions against the nation’s big banks – and sometimes their foreign counterparts as well – the action usually plays out on a government stage of the highest level, with lawsuits brought by state officials or the Justice Department itself. But a recent lawsuit discreetly settled by Bank […]

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Is Insurance an “Investment?”

Insurance policies may protect assets in the event of a catastrophe, but are they — as insurance companies would have it – a real investment? A new Forbes business report reveals that while insurers sell policies as sound investments in the future, they’re actually using the premiums paid by worried — and trusting – policyholders […]

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Can The World Have Too Many Currencies?

While the Bitcoin continues to grab headlines for reasons good and bad, other digital currencies are quietly staking their own claim in the international money markets. As it’s becoming clear that virtually anybody can put a digital money system in place, economists and financial experts worry about the impact these upstarts could have on the […]

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AMA 75 – “The Great Withdrawal” with Lowell Ponte

Lowell Ponte is the co-author of the new book, “The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives’ 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends.”   Ponte joins the show to discuss how dishonest Obamacare is and whether Obama should be penalized for such an Act.    Ponte also shares his predictions for 2014.    Find out […]

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Is Digital Currency Real Money?

Banned by governments, implicated in drug market money laundering and welcomed worldwide to buy big and small ticket items, the Bitcoin is paving the way for new ways to by and sell that are far removed from the traditional models of money. But the jury’s still out on whether it can behave like “real” money […]

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Loan Fraud Cover-ups Affect the Economy

Another day, another bank fraud settlement. JP Morgan Chase has just agreed to pony up $614 million in the latest round in the Justice Department’s ongoing effort to clean up the fraud and deceit in the nation’s lending industry. And whether you’re looking for a mortgage or not, the big banks’ longstanding patterns of deliberate […]

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Housing and Job Numbers Suggest a Turnaround

Amid the gloomy news about a slow and fitful economic recovery, some corners are clearly being turned. Those two major indicators of economic health, housing and employment, go hand in hand to suggest a more stable future. Case in point: a drop in mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates to levels not seen since before the […]

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Services Profit From Identity Theft Anxiety

Is the digital age becoming the age of anxiety? As security breaches and word of new identity theft scams hit the headlines on a seemingly regular basis, anyone who uses computers and mobile devices could be at risk for account hacking and identity theft. That kind of data theft costs billions a year – and […]

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Identify Theft Insurance: Promises, Promises?

Is your identity safe? High profile incidents like the recent data hack that stole the information of Target shoppers at Thanksgiving 2013 and revelations about domestic surveillance have kicked consumer anxiety about cybersecurity into high gear. And where fear exists, opportunists aren’t far behind. Case in point: the new – and profitable – business of […]

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