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Time Really Is On An Investor’s Side

Time Really Is On An Investor’s Side


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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


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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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Be a Landlord in Control

Be a Landlord in Control


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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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Put Your Money Where the Improvements Are

Put Your Money Where the Improvements Are


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“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


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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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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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BofA Settles with Borrowers on Forced Insurance

BofA Settles with Borrowers on Forced Insurance


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

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


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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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