Archive for March, 2014


Property or Currency? The IRS Weighs In On the Bitcoin

It’s been said that nothing’s certain but death and taxes, and while the former may not apply to the Bitcoin, the latter certainly does. The IRS has caught up with the ever-growing virtual currency. And the tax police’s new guidelines only add to the questions about what to do with the digital challenger to the […]

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Can Bad Credit Crush Job Applicants?

You’ve got the qualifications. You’re dressed for the interview and your resume is state of the art. But in spite of all this, the state of your credit could derail your hopes for that dream job. Increasingly, employers are turning to credit checks to make employment decisions. But is it legal to use credit reporting […]

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International Students Boost the Economy

Tensions may be rising all over the world, but strained international relations don’t seem able to stop students from venturing abr4oad for both short term and full degree study programs. According to recent statistics from the Institute of International Education, around 800,000 international students attend American colleges and universities each year – and they’re helping […]

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Exchange CEO’s Suicide Adds to Bitcoin Turmoil

The Bitcoin, pioneer of the digital currency movement worldwide and once the darling of liberty lovers everywhere, has suffered some major setbacks in its march toward acceptance as a real alternative currency. But whether – and how – the Bitcoin weathers those rough spots may prove the true test of its staying power, as the […]

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AMA 78 – The Infinite Banking Concept with Tom Dyson

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2728065/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Tom Dyson is the Publisher of Common Sense Publishing, which owns The Palm Beach Letter. Common Sense is one of the fastest growing investment newsletters in the world. Dyson joins the show to discuss what he looks at when picking stocks, including what every […]

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Social Security Numbers Define Our Identities

If you don’t have a Social Security number, do you really exist? About 480 million Social Security cards have been issued since the system began in 1936 – and by now, the numbers on that card define our identity for everything from hospital admissions to getting a new car loan. It’s the closest thing in […]

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Old Scams Still Snare New Victims

It’s said there’s nothing new under the sun. And that seems to be true in the world of financial scams and frauds, where new victims continue to get caught in variations of old scams that have beep around for years. The Internet has only made it easier for scam artists to cast a wider net. […]

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Successful People Rise and Shine

Can getting up early bring more investing success? Profile after profile of the world’s most successful and wealthy people suggest that rising with the sun (or earlier) is a key habit that translates into more energy, better decision-making and increased financial success. The finance site Money Morning reports on new research by University of Heidelberg […]

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Small Banks Wither Under New Regulations

Where have all the small banks gone? Local and regional banks and financial institutions are fast disappearing, their places often filled by branches of the ever expanding megabanks. According to a new report from Money Morning, those little banks – often the last resort for some borrowers – may be falling victim to the slew […]

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Do Women Make Better Investors Than Men?

If, as John Gray’s book would have it, men are from Mars and women are from Venus, it seems that where investing is concerned, Venus is rising. A new report by USA Today confirms what a variety of behavioral studies have been saying for a while: women are better at investing than men. Although talking […]

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