Posts Tagged ‘income property investing’


Yes, You Need a Personal Brand

Brands aren’t just for cattle or cans of soup anymore. Whether you’re a job applicant, entrepreneur or professional in virtually any field, you need a way to stand out from the crowd in this increasingly busy digital world. That’s why marketing experts and coaches recommend cultivating a personal brand – and cultivating that kind of […]

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Renting: The New American Dream?

Owning a home, with or without a white picket fence, has always been a cherished part of the “American Dream” of stability and security. But in the world after the great housing collapse, for many people renting may be a more sensible option than buying a home. And that’s a different kind of dream that […]

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Mixed Messages on Housing Shadow Economic Recovery

Is the housing market in recovery? Or decline? It depends on who you ask – and when. New figures suggest that the much-touted housing recovery may have flattened after a promising surge in 2013 – a trend that, if true, has significant consequences for the health of the economy as a whole. But the housing […]

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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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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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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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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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Digital Currency Scams Hit the Internet

If a new financial trend woos consumers, can scam artists be far behind? As the Bitcoin and other digital currencies are alternately hailed as striking a blow for financial independence, or a tool for cybercrime and corruption, new scams are popping up that highjack the accounts of those who use high profile internet exchanges like […]

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Can Scarcity Thinking Sabotage Success?

Can you really attract wealth just by changing your thoughts, as promised by self-help gurus everywhere? Though it seems that those self-proclaimed experts are attracting their own wealth just by persuading you that it’s true so you’ll buy their courses and books, psychologists and life coaches say that limiting beliefs you may not even be […]

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The Federal Reserve Faces Critics At Home and Abroad

The Federal Reserve’s brand new leader has a lot on her plate. As the nation’s central bank takes the first steps toward tapering down its massive stimulus plan, it faces not just criticism from emerging markets around the globe but also from financial experts at home, who worry bout the Fed’s long-term stability. A few […]

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Boreas and Friends Take a Toll on the Economy

Boreas, Cleon, Electra . . . the newly named winter storms marched across the northeastern US earlier this winter in quick succession, leaving behind frigid air, paralyzed cities, and economic consequences that proved costly for some, lucrative for others. And the result is a mixed picture for employment, construction and the big indicator of economic […]

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Stress Can Derail Financial Success

Medical professionals have been saying for years that stress can take years off your life. For a number of financial professionals, that may literally be true, as a string of suicides and other mysterious deaths rock the international banking community. The world of finance is a high stress, high stakes place – and new studies […]

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Banks Settle Up In Insurance Rate Fixing Suits

In the seemingly never ending saga of legal actions against the nation’s big banks – and sometimes their foreign counterparts as well – the action usually plays out on a government stage of the highest level, with lawsuits brought by state officials or the Justice Department itself. But a recent lawsuit discreetly settled by Bank […]

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Is Insurance an “Investment?”

Insurance policies may protect assets in the event of a catastrophe, but are they — as insurance companies would have it – a real investment? A new Forbes business report reveals that while insurers sell policies as sound investments in the future, they’re actually using the premiums paid by worried — and trusting – policyholders […]

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