Archive for December, 2013


Is There a Bitcoin Backlash?

The clearest indicator that the Bitcoin is here to stay may be the fact that the digital currency has made enemies in high places. As the upstart coin continues its march toward global legitimacy, advocates of the Bitcoin have worried that it might become the target of government and financial institutions threatened by its growing […]

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AMA 70 – Zentrepreneur with John J. Murphy

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2596037/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] John J. Murphy is an award-winning author, speaker, business consultant, and “zentrepreneur”. He’s the author of, “ZENTREPRENEUR: A Culture of Innovation and Fearlessness.” Murphy joins the show to explain what people can do to combine the power and discipline of Zen thinking with the […]

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Financial Gifts Keep Giving for a Lifetime

Only fourteen states require a high school course in personal finance, says the Council for Economic Education – and just 22 require one in economics. That means the majority of young Americans are completely unprepared to enter a complex financial world filled with difficult decisions. So this holiday season, a finance-focused gift may be the […]

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Fannie and Freddie Retreat, But Fees Advance

Among the many factors affecting the strength of the dollar and the US economic recovery as a whole is government involvement in the still recovering housing industry. As world markets warily eye the Federal Reserve’s ongoing bond buying stimulus plan, the government backed megalenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac embark on a drawdown of their […]

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World Markets Watch the Fed’s Decision

World confidence in the US dollar continues to wobble. As the euro surged to the top of the currency markets in early December 2013, the dollar sagged, as investors look to current economic indicators for clues about what the Federal Reserve plans to do about its massive stimulus program. The euro and the dollar, linked […]

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3 Costly Investing Mistakes

The road to financial success is paved with information – too much information. Would be investors – and anyone hoping to sustain – and build – assets are bombarded with options,, both legitimate and shady. And all too often, they end up losing a little or a lot, thanks to some basic mistakes that create […]

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Can Floating Cities Change the World?

The future may be all at sea, if the folks at the Floating City Project make their vision a reality. And that reality is coming ever closer as crowdfunding for the design of the world’s first seasteading community gathers steam. It’s a concept that challenges many long-cherished beliefs about land, community and government that may […]

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Weak Currencies Push Trade in the Global Marketplace

The dong, the rial, and the leone – these exotic names may not be as familiar as the dollar, the yen or the euro, but these weak currencies may be changing the global financial picture more than their stronger counterparts. The complex relationship between the weak and strong currencies of the world affect virtually all […]

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Can Cybercurrency Change the World?

Digital currency keeps on making news – and making financial experts worry. In what appears to be the perfect marketing move, the Bitcoin – an electronic currency – was recently used to buy the Tesla, an electric car. And while many hail the move as another step toward the Bitcoin’s eventual dominance of world money […]

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Bitcoins + Seasteading = A Brave New World

It’s easy to complain about the government. More rare, however, is the ability to conceive a plan of how to implement an alternative and then actually do it. That’s where the Seasteading Institute comes into play. This non-profit organization exists for the purpose of developing plans for the construction of floating cities with independent governments […]

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