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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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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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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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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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Delinquent Mortgages Hit New Lows

Delinquent Mortgages Hit New Lows


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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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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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Bitcoin Becomes a Target -- Again

Bitcoin Becomes a Target — Again


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The recent arrest of Bitcoin exchange entrepreneur Charlie Shrem is putting the upstart cybercurrency back in the news. It’s a move that has Bitcoin advocates claiming persecution, and providing more evidence for theories that governments and institutions that see the digital money’s popularity as...

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Shadow Banking Affects the Fate of Home Mortgages

Shadow Banking Affects the Fate of Home Mortgages


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It sounds like something from a science fiction movie: a shadow world that exists alongside the one we know. But “shadow banking” – an unregulated, opaque world of financial dealings that functions alongside usual commercial banking practices – is very real. And the transactions these institutions...

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Tax Code Changes Kill Some Deductions

Tax Code Changes Kill Some Deductions


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If it’s January, can tax time be far behind? Even though income property investors can still take advantage of a long list of tax breaks, 2014 ushers in some real estate related tax changes that may eliminate some longstanding deductions and change the eligibility thresholds on others. Although final...

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Should You Clean Up Your Online Profile?

Should You Clean Up Your Online Profile?


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If you don’t show up on a Google search, do you really exist? As lines continue to blur between cyberculture and “the real world," the answer, in all too many situations, is “no.” And what that search reveals can make – or break – lives on many levels. Whether you’re building a business...

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