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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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What’s the Bitcoin – Real Money or Exchange System?

What’s the Bitcoin – Real Money or Exchange System?

Bitcoin’s identity crisis continues, as the upstart digital currency continues to make inroads into traditional commerce the world over, triggering government bans and prompting financial experts to question whether Bitcoin will behave like a regular currency capable of riding out inevitable ups and...

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Chase Admits Hiding More Loan Fraud

Chase Admits Hiding More Loan Fraud

More dirty laundry continues to air in the mortgage lending industry as US Department of Justice investigations keep leading to more charges of bad loan practices against the nation’s biggest banks. The latest round has JP Morgan Chase paying $614 million for violating the False Claims Act with bad...

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Delinquent Mortgages Hit New Lows

Delinquent Mortgages Hit New Lows

By many benchmarks, the housing market’s recovery continues, with rising home prices, more new construction and even a safer lending environment for mortgage applicants. But casting a long shadow over all these rosier indicators is the vast and stagnant foreclosure market, which in its various forms...

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Do You Need Credit Monitoring Services?

Do You Need Credit Monitoring Services?

Identity theft is on the minds of many consumers, as more news emerges about major data hacks like the one that hit millions of shoppers over the last Thanksgiving holiday. And the widespread and casual use of credit and debit cards with their porous magnetic strip technology means that anybody’s account...

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Is Identity Theft Insurance Worth Buying?

Is Identity Theft Insurance Worth Buying?

Identity theft has been making headlines in several different ways lately, beginning with the data breach involving shoppers at Target department stores over Thanksgiving 2013. Add to that news about domestic surveillance operations that point up just how easy it is to hack personal information, and...

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The Fed Tapers Down Another $10 Billion

The Fed Tapers Down Another $10 Billion

What a difference $10 billion makes. After announcing in December 2013 that it would taper off its stimulus plan from $85 billion in securities purchases a month to $75 billion, the Federal Reserve has just released plans to cut back by another $10 billion a month until further notice. While it sends...

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