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

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2291402/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no”] 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 […]

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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

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2291081/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no”] 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 […]

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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

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2287686/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no”] 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. […]

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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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