Posts Tagged ‘The American Monetary Association Show’


Virtual Banks Promise Full Service, But Are They Safe?

how to get your ex back p>Internet business is booming – and more and more companies and services are abandoning traditional “brick nod mortar” physical locations altogether in favor of a lower cost, online-only model. The latest newcomer to cyber commerce is online-only banking, as new, virtual banks promise the same kind of services and […]

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Tax Laws Drive Americans to Surrender Citizenship

For people in many places around the world, US citizenship is the ultimate dream. But now, record numbers of Americans are opting to give up that citizenship in favor of new connections abroad. Though the reasons vary, a change in US tax law leads the list of causes for the current spike in renunciations. In […]

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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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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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Well-Crafted Agreements Prevent Legal Woes

Court dockets across the country are jammed with cases large and small that hinge on loopholes in legal agreements and contracts. For income property investors, loopholes and omissions in leases and rental agreements can cause a myriad of problems that can jeopardize the investment – and potentially land both investor and tenant in one of […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Money Online

Doing business online – even sensitive financial operations – is quick and easy, though far from safe. Cyber crime costs about $100 billion worldwide each year, and ven the most internet-savvy investor can become a victim of internet scammers and hackers. But a few simple strategies can help keep financial information safe. Use a Single […]

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House Flipping is Still a Risky Business

In the years after the housing crash, house flipping hit the news as a surefire way to reap quick profits in real estate. Flippers would buy a cheap house, maybe a foreclosure, do some superficial cosmetic fixes and make a quick sale. But as a couple of high profile house flippers are finding out, this […]

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Consumers Beware of Mandatory Arbitration!

Once upon a time, our system of American justice required a fair, impartial process before one could be convicted of a crime. It wasn’t (isn’t) perfect but at least it made an honest effort (most of the time) to carry out the mandates of the US Constitution. But now consumers have to worry that their […]

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The Making of a Bubble: Cycles of Boom and Bust

Worries of yet another “bubble” about to burst appear in financial news on a regular basis. After the term went mainstream a few years ago in connection with the rum-up to the historic housing crash, it continues to float up whenever there’s a surge of activity in one sector or another. Amid talk of a […]

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Founding Documents – Back to the Basics

America is sort of important to us – that’s why we put the word right in the title of our organization. One problem with the nation today is that sometimes we forget that America was built upon a small set of founding documents that laid out how the power in society should be divided. That’s […]

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How Can Foreclosures and Short Sales Affect Credit?

Over the last few years, record numbers of homeowners have lost their houses to foreclosure or short sales, leaving a blot on their credit report that can linger for nearly a decade. But that blot may not be the obstacle to getting back into the housing market that it once was. Because foreclosures and short […]

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Can Owning a Home Hurt Economic Growth?

For decades, the “American Dream” of owning a home has created some of the most enduring icons of the culture: white picket fences and happy children playing in a well kept yard, serene old couples rocking on a porch. But a new study by two university economists casts a disturbing shadow over that dream. High […]

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More Apologies from the Fed to Mortgage Settlement Victims

Rust Consulting isn’t exactly a household name – but for many victims of the robosigning scandal of 2009-2010, it may become a dirty word. Yet another apology issued by the Federal Reserve for Ruts’ handling – or mishandling – of settlement checks issued this year highlights the private firm’s “errors” involving bounced checks, short checks […]

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Beating the Money Trap: Tips for New Investors

As the housing market regains its footing after the crash and subsequent slump of the last few years, increasing numbers of people in all age groups are considering buying homes as investments for a healthier financial future. But, say some industry watchers, for some, that dream of financial freedom doesn’t materialize and they’re losing money […]

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Another Housing Bubble? Maybe Not

The housing market is springing back, and that has some housing industry observers looking for a downside. And now, with memories of the recent housing collapse still relatively fresh, some financial and housing experts are finding signs of another one looming on the horizon of rising home prices, short supply and increased demand. But although […]

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Federal Bond Buyups: Keeping the Recovery Moving?

The long-awaited economic recovery continues in fits and starts, with some areas doing better than others. But as the dollar retreats in value and job gains fall well below expectations, the Federal Reserve has changed plans to scale back on its massive buyup of mortgage backed securities, opting to continue – or possibly accelerate—its purchase […]

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Student Loan Debt Keeps Women, Minorities Out of Housing

According to a variety of analyses, women and minorities have traditionally ended up on the short end of the economic stick. Now, new studies on the situation of recent college graduates reveal that two groups are also disproportionately burdened with student loan debt– a deepening crisis with potentially profound effects on the recovery of the […]

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When the Fed’s in the Red, You Pay More

The housing market may be on the rebound after the great collapse of a few years ago, but the effects of that meltdown are still being felt. Large numbers of homeowners –and small investors – are still seeking relief through government sponsored mortgage assistance and refinancing programs. But because of the demand, the FHA’s mortgage […]

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Fake Lawyers Run Real Estate Scams

The threat of legal action strikes fear in the hearts of most people – and it’s a fear that scammers employ quite effectively. Now, along with housing market fraud and schemes like the Nigerian bank transfer scam, fraudsters posing as attorneys (and some real lawyers) are conning homeowners and investors with promises to handle all […]

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