Heroic Investing

Put Your Money Where the Improvements Are

Put Your Money Where the Improvements Are

“The best investment on Earth is – earth,” prominent real estate investor Louis Glickman once said, and Glickman’s words point up why real estate is the best investment for long term wealth building: it’s real, it’s solid and it endures. But as Jason Hartman says, it’s not just earth, but...

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The Fed’s Stimulus Has Global Reach

The Fed’s Stimulus Has Global Reach

The Federal Reserve’s stimulus plan was designed to improve conditions at home. But now that the Fed is moving forward with tapering it down in 2014, a meeting of the world’s leading monetary policy makers in Sydney points up the international effects of the massive securities buyup – effects that...

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Did Winter Weather Hurt Housing?

Did Winter Weather Hurt Housing?

Blame Boreas, Cleon and Electra for a slowdown in housing on the East coast this winter. According to a new Bloomberg report, those harsh winter storms may have accounted at least partly for a slowdown in housing activity on the East Coast. And that points up one of Jason Harman’s key strategies fro...

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Keep Calm for Rational Investing Decisions

Keep Calm for Rational Investing Decisions

Jason Hartman’s first 10 Commandments for Investors laid down some key pieces of advice for making smart investing choices for building wealth. Now, he's come up with the next 10 commandments, which elaborate on the first ten and add new advice for a successful investing career. But according to a...

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Stress Takes a Toll on Investing Success

Stress Takes a Toll on Investing Success

What’s killing all the bankers? A recent story from the Financial Post reported on the latest casualty in a string of deaths in the financial world: a young investment banker at JP Morgan Chase leaping to his death from the roof of the company’s Asia headquarters building. The apparent suicide highlights...

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BofA Settles with Borrowers on Forced Insurance

BofA Settles with Borrowers on Forced Insurance

The nation’s three biggest banks, already poster children for a variety of fraudulent practices, have now added insurance fraud to the list of offenses that keep bringing them to court. In the latest round, the problem has to do with “force-placed” homeowner insurance that charged property owners...

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Insurance Companies Don’t Walk Their Talk

Insurance Companies Don’t Walk Their Talk

Invest in your future: buy insurance! That’s what the nation’s major insurance companies tell worried consumers every day. Those monthly premiums, they say, represent an investment for the future, protecting valuable assets like homes, cars – and even lives – against catastrophe and loss. But...

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Bitcoin’s Bad Press Boosts the Dogecoin

Bitcoin’s Bad Press Boosts the Dogecoin

Can the Dogecoin give the Bitcoin a run for its (pun intended) money? Although it’s only been around for a little over two months, the newly created digital money has already made headlines at Sochi’s Winter Olympics, where a devoted Reddit group used it to raise “real” money to help an athlete....

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10 Quotes from Olympic Gold Medalists to Inspire Investors

10 Quotes from Olympic Gold Medalists to Inspire Investors

The Olympic Winter Games are on in Sochi, and elite athletes the world over are bringing their best to the competition. And though it may seem that building wealth through income property investing doesn’t have much to do with winning the luge or the race, achieving either goal requires some of the...

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The Next 10 Commandments of Successful Investing

The Next 10 Commandments of Successful Investing

You can’t sleep. Before you know it, you’re sprawled on the couch in front of the television, clicking randomly through the channels. Say, who’s that guy on a yacht surrounded by bikini-clad babes suggesting I come to his real estate seminar? Well, heck, why not? It worked for him! Your fingers...

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