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Interest Rates are Rising: What Happens to Housing?

Interest Rates are Rising: What Happens to Housing?


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As the government closed its doors for what would be a 16-day shutdown, housing experts worried about what would happen to the still-fragile housing recovery as a result. Now, with government services and agencies back in full force, a slow down in mortgages seems to bear out some of their concerns. Even...

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5 Secrets of Rich Investors

5 Secrets of Rich Investors


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From corporate CEOS and entrepreneurs to sports icons and political figures, very wealthy individuals invest for success. While your investing career may not have quite the scope of those multimillionaires, you can share in some of the investing strategies that they and their financial managers use to...

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JP Morgan Chase Settles Another Fraud Case

JP Morgan Chase Settles Another Fraud Case


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While Bank of America has been grabbing headlines lately as the poster child for problematic mortgage and securities transactions dating back to the housing crash of 2008 and before, JP Morgan Chase has been conducting it own legal battles on similar charges of misbehavior at home and abroad. A just-announced...

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The Dollar Takes A Dive: What’s Next for Investors?

The Dollar Takes A Dive: What’s Next for Investors?


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When the government shutdown ended, the value of the US dollar stood at its lowest point in about eight months, with some experts predicting it could fall even lower in the coming weeks. As China calls for a “de-Americanization” of the global financial world, what does the decline of the dollar mean...

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Tighter Reverse Mortgage Rules Protect Borrowers

Tighter Reverse Mortgage Rules Protect Borrowers


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Long marketed to retirees and those heading toward retirement age, reverse mortgages just got harder to negotiate, thanks to new regulations that make those equity-based loans more expensive and harder to get. And the goal, according to the Federal Housing Administration, is to get people to plan retirement...

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What Should Kids Learn About Invssting?

What Should Kids Learn About Invssting?


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Time was, teaching children how to manage money was as simple as handing them an allowance and helping them to open a savings account when they were old enough. But while that old strategy may have taught kids the value of saving, it didn’t show them much about the power of investing -- or about negotiating...

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What the Alpine Swift Can Teach Investors

What the Alpine Swift Can Teach Investors


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When the Alpine Swift flies south for the winter, it spends six months in the air – nonstop. According to a recent Newser report, Swiss scientists tracking the small black and white bird found that it eats and sleeps on the wing, never touching land till it reaches its destination. And that little...

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The Debt Limit Crisis May Hit Housing

The Debt Limit Crisis May Hit Housing


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As the government shutdown drags on amid accusations and counteraccusations from both sides, a new phrase is entering public awareness: raising (or not) the federal debt limit, or debt ceiling. And the fate of this metaphorical ceiling has housing industry professionals worried about a major blow to...

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10 More Quotes for Smart Investing

10 More Quotes for Smart Investing


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A while ago we brought you 7 bits of investing inspiration from leading entrepreneurs, financiers and investors past and present. But those weren’t the only wise words for the investor’s soul. Short and sweet, these comments from people as diverse as a real estate expert, a sports legend, an automotive...

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The Power of Social Media: Profiles Are People

The Power of Social Media: Profiles Are People


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If the power and reach of social media in today’s world were ever in doubt, here’s the latest demonstration: a profile on the professional network LinkedIn became the equivalent of a real person in the latest fraud case against perennial defendant Bank of America. Bank of America as we’ve written...

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