Posts Tagged ‘monetary policy’


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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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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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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Power Companies Challenge Solar Incentives

Who owns the sun? Eco-friendly energy saving upgrades can save money and make properties more saleable – but according to some utility companies around the country, the fledgling solar panel industry also threatens their very existence. And they’re pushing to penalize property owners who opt for renewable energy upgrades and the credits and incentives that […]

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House Republicans Propose a New PATH for Housing

The years after the massive hosing collapse of 2008 saw bill after bill purporting to protect the American home buyer from credit crises, bank abuse and lending policies. Now, as if the Dodd Frank Act and similar, smaller bills weren’t enough, Washington policy makers are once again tackling the sticky issue of reforming government home […]

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The Litecoin: New Digital Currency Challenges the Bitcoin

Bitcoins have only been around for a few years, but they’re already starting to lose their edge and go mainstream. As Bitcoin stock trades first up, then down, along with concerns about porn site links hacked into Bitcoin code, the digital currency pioneer has acquired a rival. Enter the LItecoin, a new digital money with […]

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More Legal Woes for Bank of America?

Will the Bank of America never learn? After a multibillion dollar settlement in the robosigning bank fraud scandal and ongoing court battles related to charges of skewing numbers reported to LIBOR, the bank so many love to hate is in trouble again, facing accusations of bad faith that could jeopardize yet another settlement in yet […]

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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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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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Bullet Demand Up. Supply Down: The Next Bubble?

Are bullets the new Bitcoins? Throughout the US, ammunition is flying from store shelves and manufacturers are pushing to keep up with the sudden demand. Alarmed by recent calls for new regulations on firearms, people are hoarding bullets. And that, say some financial experts, creates an artificial shortage with echoes of past speculation in gold […]

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London Calling: What LIBOR Means to You

The called them the bans too big to fail. But they haven’t been too big to get caught in a variety of fraudulent and deceitful practices. Still, the major US banks involved in the LIBOR fixing lawsuits have managed to beat back charges that they violated antitrust laws. Though the London Interbank Offered Rate is […]

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Are Big Banks Winning the LIBOR Trials?

Fraud isn’t fraud if it’s done in the spirit of cooperation. That appears the be the message behind a ruling affecting the numerous lawsuits involving major US banks and charges of manipulating LIBOR (London interbank offered rates) daily ratings for fun and profit. This new ruling by a US District Court judge allows this group […]

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AMA 35 – Rich Man Poor Man with Bill Whittle

Jason Hartman talks with Bill Whittle, host of Afterburner, regarding poverty levels in the United States and the strategies that undermine democracy and free markets. Bill’s opinion is that America has the richest poor people in the world, versus countries like Africa, where millions of people live in dire poverty, with starvation and lack of […]

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How Central Banks Control Monetary Policy Around the Globe

The different types of monetary policy undertaken by various nations can normally be categorized under one or more of the following approaches. Inflation targeting Under this policy approach the target is to keep inflation, under a particular definition such as Consumer Price Index, within a desired range. The inflation target is achieved through periodic adjustments […]

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AMA 34 – The National Inflation Association

A look at Jason’s Ultimate Investing Equation followed by Daniel and Gerard Adams for The National Inflation Association (NIA) recently featured on Inside Edition and ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, ABC’s Nightline, KTLA News and CNBC. After being ignored by family and friends about the coming stock market […]

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AMA 33 – Mark Kohler – Exiting A Bad Property

Jason explores some ways to get out of a bad property then he interviews author/attorney Mark Kohler about his book “Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets.”  Mark is an attorney, CPA and entrepreneur who has owned numerous businesses since high school, through college and even as a professional. Mark’s principal career has […]

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AMA 32 Diane Kennedy, CPA: How To Save On Life’s Largest Expense

Most of us spend lots of time shopping around for the best deal on the things we buy while spending more money on taxes than anything else. buy zithromax pack best price pharmacy Why not “shop around” to save money on life’s single largest expense? Join Jason as he talks with famed CPA, Diane Kennedy, […]

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3 Reasons Interest Rates Change

Does anyone even know why interest rates change or is it all just a lot of black magic voodoo hocus pocus? Though it might often seem the Federal Reserve chairman is reading tea leaves or scheduling a session with his favorite palm reader, Miss Tessa, to decide where interest rates should go next, the actual […]

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AMA 31 – John Stapleford: Ethics & Public Policy – Part 2

No, the above title is not a typo. According this week’s guest John Stapleford, it is possible for ethics and public policy to have a direct correlation. Stapleford is not only a senior economist for Moody’s Economy.com, professor emeritus of economic development at Eastern University and former director of the University of Delaware’s Bureau of […]

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