Archive for September, 2013


Marijuana Goes Legit and Stock Scams Follow

Marijuana is now legal in 20 states, and more are sure to follow. As pot goes mainstream, so does the money associated with it – and that means doors are opening for investors to get in on the ground floor with the Next Big Thing. And where legitimate investing opportunities show up, so do the […]

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Tenant Recruiting Feeds a Hot Rental Market

Housing continues its upswing, and that’s driving growth in other economic sectors too. And a major contributor to the strength of the housing market is the bustling rental marketplace, which spells good news for income property investors as well as renters. Well, some renters anyway – as landlords fed up with problem tenants skirt fair […]

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Tax Lien Investing and the Myth of Home Equity

It’s a core piece of the conventional wisdom about home ownership: your equity is your security. But a recent Washington Pot story about the often-unscrupulous practice of tax lien investing points out that home equity it took years to build can vanish in a virtual moment – a fate not shared by mortgaged property. According […]

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Silver Trumps Gold in Today's Metals Trading

Good as gold. That and many other sayings attest to the power of gold. With a hold on the imagination as well as the financial stability of entire countries, gold has a special place in the world of metals. But that luster may be wearing thin. In today’s markets, gold prices continue to fluctuate, while […]

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Housing Lobbyists Flex Muscle in Mortgage Lending

The mortgage meltdown of a few years ago caused ripples through all areas of the economy and triggered a series of legislative and legal efforts to right the troubled, tricky boat of mortgage lending. One of those bills, the Dodd Frank Act, was an ambitions attempt to protect borrowers as well as hold lenders at […]

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The Age of Information – Or Confusion?

TMI – too much information – not only makes for awkward social moments, but when you’re immersed in the round the clock flow of constantly available information, some experts say it can also derail goals and impair decision making. For investors and anyone who relies on the many internet sources available to get information and […]

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These Statistics Aren’t Dull to First-Time Home Buyers

Sometimes statistics are so staggeringly dull that you want to pick out a comfortable spot on the ground and curl up for a nap when confronted with them. Here at the American Monetary Association, we feel your pain. But sometimes you really should pay attention to numbers because they have a lot to say. For […]

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Investing on the Go: 5 Useful Apps

Mobile technology keeps users connected wherever they are, with virtually all the functions of a computer available at the touch of a finger on a smartphone or tablet. The business of app – for “application” – creation is booming, and apps for business and finance lead the list of new offerings. Investors can track developments […]

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AMA 62 – Short Japan Debt with Tres Knippa

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2458105/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Jason speaks with Tres Knippa about Japan’s looming debt and how to potentially profit from it. Learn more about Tes at www.shortjapandebt.com. Check out this episode professional essay writers zp8497586rq

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3 Keys to Safe Transactions on Mobile Devices

Online banking and shopping is so yesterday. Thanks to new smartphone and tablet technology, you can deposit checks, make purchases, and even take credit card payments wherever you go. But the ease and convenience of mobile transactions also leave users vulnerable to identity theft and account hacking. Internet security experts recommend three steps to keep […]

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