Archive for April, 2014


What’s In Your (Dark) Wallet?

The Bitcoin is making more and more strides toward worldwide acceptance—and that’s fueling increased efforts to regulate use of the new digital currency. But Bitcoin supporters who embrace the freedom and anonymity of the Bitcoin and other monies like it are fighting back as only they can –with new technology. The newest weapon in their […]

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Long Term Assets Mean Lower Capital Gains Taxes

In the fast paced world of investing, it can seem that progfts come from a rapid-fire sequence of buying and selling – and the less flashy route of holding onto assets for long term returns can seem too cautious and slow. But when tax time rolls around, it’s those investing hares who end up losing […]

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Gold Glitters, But Does It Build Wealth?

Precious metals, most notably gold, are rebounding in international money markets after a fairly long slump, sparking new interest among investors. But in spite of gold’s storied past and the cachet attached to international gold trading, the bright metal’s value as a wealth building asset is actually quite limited. Precious metals investing offers investors the […]

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Are Precious Metals Just a Flash in the Investing Pan?

After a long downturn, the prices of gold and silver are bouncing back, sparking a flurry of tranasatcions as investors try to take advantage of the upswing. But while trading in gold has its own glamour, wise investors who see past the glitter know that precous metals really don’t offer much in the way of […]

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The Dollar’s Stil a Mainstay of World Currency

The venerable American dollar has taken a beating of sorts in recent months, facing fluctuating values in world markets and incursions from digital alternatives like the Bitcoin. But even with its ups and downs, the dollar’s still king in a world hungry for currency that’s stable, solid and backed by a secure government. As a […]

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AMA 82 – Gold Prices with Dent Research editor Rodney Johnson

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2788526/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Rodney Johnson is President and Editor of Dent Research. He joins the show to explain why gold will fall below $800.   Johnson then discusses whether the US economy is slowing. He also shares how investors can build streams of income instead of relying […]

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The Hierarchy of Human Needs Guides Consumer Behavior

“You can’t always get what you want,” sang the Rolling Stones. But, as the next line goes, you might find you get what you need. What people really need has been debated by experts in economics, psychology, and many other fields. But it turns out that a theory from the 1940s offers a paradigm of […]

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AMA 81 – Investing Tips and Tricks with Matt Schifrin

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2773340/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no”] Matt Schifrin is the Vice President at Forbes Publishing and Managing Editor of Investing for Forbes Media. He joins the show to give us his tips for investing in 2014. Schifrin shares one investment to avoid at all costs and the best ways to get rich. He explains why […]

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AMA 80 – “Second Chances” with Chuck Gallagher

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2770100/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard” height=”100″ width=”480″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Chuck Gallagher is the Chief Operating Officer at American Funeral Financial and Founder and CEO at Ethics Resource Group. He’s the author of “SECOND CHANCES: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity.”   Chuck is a Prostate Cancer Survivor. He discusses the emotional journey from diagnosis to […]

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Tax ID Theft: Tis the Season

It’s nearly tax day, and whether you’ve filed long ago and are awaiting a refund or scrambling to make the midnight April 15 deadline, you might find that your refund never appears – or that your bank accounts are suddenly empty. Tax ID theft is up 66 percent from 2010, and fraud officials expect it […]

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