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Time Really Is On An Investor’s Side

Time Really Is On An Investor’s Side

When the pyramids were built, woolly mammoths still roamed the earth – an odd fact that reminds us that time isn’t really what we think it is. People want money – fast, and that’s why get rich quick schemes snare so many would-be investors. But in real estate, time, as the song goes, is on an...

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Bitcoin Scams Trap Unwary Users

Bitcoin Scams Trap Unwary Users

The brave new world of cybercurrency continues to roil. The front–runner for challenging the old standard of bank-backed (or hard asset-backed) money is reeling from several major hits lately – and that includes a rash of Bitcoin scams that have trapped users trying to cash in (yes, pun intended)...

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Be a Landlord in Control

Be a Landlord in Control

Is this the “age of the landlord?” As the housing market bounces back from its historic collapse of a few years ago, the pool of renters continues to grow. Thanks to low interest rates and the availability of relatively low cost properties, more and more investors are becoming landlords. But getting...

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Change Your Mind, Build More Wealth?

Change Your Mind, Build More Wealth?

Think and grow rich! Force the Universe to give you whatever you want! The  promise that you can build wealth just by changing the way you think lures people to buy courses and books and videos. And while that may seem to be the empty hype of self help gurus whose way to gain wealth consists of persuading...

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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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