Archive for April, 2013


Good Debt, Bad Debt: Mortgages Can Save Money

For generations, parents have drummed the principles of financial responsibility into the brains of irresponsible offspring: pay your bills on time, save all you can and above all, stay out of debt. While the first two certainly still apply, in today’s financial climate, that last one may not be as ironclad a marker of savvy […]

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AMA 47 – “House of Cards” with William Cohan

Jason Hartman interviews author, former Wall Street senior banker, and best-selling investigative journalist, William (Bill) D. Cohan on the events that led up to the current economic crisis. Bill explains the choices that the big firms, such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc., made regarding what type of institution they were going to be, the […]

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Do Changing Demographics Drive Home Sales?

In years past, homeownership was the bedrock of American stability and a clear marker of success – and maintaining home still represents those values. “Owning a home is the keystone of wealth, both financial affluence and emotional security,” says financial guru Suze Orman. But as America ages, suffers financial instability and becomes more diverse, the […]

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AMA 46 – A Discussion of Our Monetary System and QE 2 with Ellen Brown

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2280112/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no”] Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt, for a discussion of the United States’ debt ceiling, QE2, inflation, as well as a brief explanation of how money came to equal debt. Ellen explains why the debt ceiling is unconstitutional, how the government is […]

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Are Gold Prices in Free Fall?

The price of gold took another nosedive in mid-April, hitting levels not seen since February 2011. Dropping prices of the metal many view as the unshakable standard backing currencies around the world are prompting concerns about the dumping of gold on the world market – and a potential rise in interest rates here at home. […]

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AMA 45 – Inflation Nation with Daniel Ameduri

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2280109/height/100/width/420/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”420″ scrolling=”no”] With an insurmountable national debt and a disastrous worldwide economy, could the United States still come out top dog? Join Jason Hartman and returning guest, Daniel Ameduri, inflation expert and Chief Strategist of FutureMoneyTrends.com, as they examine the possibilities and talk about Daniel’s predictions for the new year. Daniel […]

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Spotting Real Estate Fraud: 10 Red Flags

Housing scams come in so many forms that it’s hard to catch them all. Scams are constantly evolving to take advantage of changes in the landscape, frequently targeting the most vulnerable. As we’ve seen in this week’s intermittent series of posts on real estate scams, fraudulent practices harm not just individual victims but the housing […]

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Scam Companies Target Mortgage Relief

Scam artists have a long history of targeting the desperate, and after the housing collapse of a few years ago, numerous homeowners were placed in just that position. Now, scammers are moving in on legitimate avenues for mortgage assistance with fake companies and extravagant claims that cheat struggling mortgage holders of fees and even mortgage […]

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AMA 44 – “The End of Wall Street” with Roger Lowenstein

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2279934/height/100/width/350/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”350″ scrolling=”no”] Join Jason Hartman as he interviews author and financial journalist Roger Lowenstein regarding the history of Wall Street’s demise. Roger talks about the increases in choice, risk, hedging, more volatility, and how free markets are open to speculation, greed, fear and manipulation. There are more markets today susceptible to […]

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Big Banks Get an Image Overhaul: Will It Work?

Rocked by scandal and embroiled in lawsuit after lawsuit, the nation’s leading mortgage lenders are attempting to rebuild their tarnished reputations and regain public trust. Now Bank of America, one of the most viable culprits in a number of lawsuits, is rolling out a new, user friendly image aimed at rebuilding consumer confidence – and […]

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