Archive for September, 2013


Who Wins With the Qualified Mortgage Rule?

It’s been said that clouds have silver linings, and that sentiment seems to hold true in the current attempts to bring accountability and quality control to the mortgage industry. Although the provisions of the new Qualified Mortgage Rule has drawn the ire of both mortgage lenders and housing advocates, recent tweaks to the rule have […]

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AMA 65 – Gold and Silver Discussions with Ed D’ Agostino

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2486396/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Ed D’Agostino is the GM of the Hard Assets Alliance and Publisher of Mauldin Economics. He joins the show to discuss the impacts he’s seeing given recent developments in the buying and selling of gold and silver. Despite the bear market in precious metals, […]

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Smells Like Bad Credit

Talking about credit scores can be icky. Sort of like taking a long slug from the milk container only to realize it’s a few weeks out of date. The problem with a path of avoidance is that bad credit doesn’t go away. Okay, to be honest some of it goes away after seven years but […]

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Low Rates and High Standards: Stalemate for Housing?

In the wake of the Federal Reserve’s new announcement that they’ll be keeping their massive securities buyup on track for now, things look rosier for global trading – and for consumer markets at home. But even as the Fed’s decision is being welcomed for its intended effects of boosting home sales, some fear that new […]

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The Septaper That Wasn’t: The Stimulus Plan Rolls On

After months of debate, hints and outright announcements about the tapering down of its stimulus program, the Federal Reserve has blinked again, opting once more to leave its securities buying operation as is – for now. Just how long “for now” will be remains unclear, but the news has sparked a surge in global trading […]

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AMA 64 – Business Brilliant with Lewis Schiff

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2483821/height/100/width/350/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”350″ scrolling=”no”] Lewis Schiff is the Executive Director of the Inc. Business Owners Council and author of, “Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons”. Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer recently laid down the jackhammer: all her employees must now report to the office… no more working at home. Schiff […]

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Virtual Banks Promise Full Service, But Are They Safe?

how to get your ex back p>Internet business is booming – and more and more companies and services are abandoning traditional “brick nod mortar” physical locations altogether in favor of a lower cost, online-only model. The latest newcomer to cyber commerce is online-only banking, as new, virtual banks promise the same kind of services and […]

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AMA 63 – Trading Bases with Joe Peta

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2479031/height/100/width/350/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”350″ scrolling=”no”] Joe Peta is the author of, “Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball. He was a fifteen-year all-star Wall Street veteran trader, but decided to give up that lifestyle. Instead, he chose to improve on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat Vegas odds […]

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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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