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Bitcoin Scams Trap Unwary Users

Bitcoin Scams Trap Unwary Users


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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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Change Your Mind, Build More Wealth?

Change Your Mind, Build More Wealth?


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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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Did Winter Weather Hurt Housing?

Did Winter Weather Hurt Housing?


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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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Stress Takes a Toll on Investing Success

Stress Takes a Toll on Investing Success


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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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Insurance Companies Don’t Walk Their Talk

Insurance Companies Don’t Walk Their Talk


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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


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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


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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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Do You Need Credit Monitoring Services?

Do You Need Credit Monitoring Services?


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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?


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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


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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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