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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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What Can Investors Learn from Wilderness Adventuring?

What Can Investors Learn from Wilderness Adventuring?


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Inspiration for successful investing is all around us, with lessons from nature about perseverance, dedication and patience offered by migrating birds, meandering streams and just about anything else that’s a part of the natural world. A recent piece on adventurer Alison Levine posted to CNN Money...

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New Devices Promise to Block Cyber Snooping

New Devices Promise to Block Cyber Snooping


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Are your private conversations really private? Is your personal data really safe? As stories continue to hit the news about the massive hijacking of Target shoppers’ information and the National Security Agency’s domestic spying operations, more and more people are feeling nervous about the security...

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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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After the Lawsuits, Big Banks Regroup

After the Lawsuits, Big Banks Regroup


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It’s the kind of publicity Bank of America doesn’t need right now: a German –born intern at one of the bank’s London branches died after a long stretch of workdays without a break. So BofA, like its cohorts in the recent spate of bank fraud lawsuits, is now forcing its workers to take vacation...

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Stop Learning and Start Doing!

Stop Learning and Start Doing!


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You’d think that it’s a good thing to have all the information you could possibly need available anytime, anyplace. But it’s all too possible to become so caught up in trying to learn everything you need to know about a subject – such as investing – that you never actually do anything. Odd...

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Investors Look Ahead to 2014

Investors Look Ahead to 2014


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The new year is only a few days old, and some of the promised changes to the housing landscape are already in place. The Federal Reserve will begin to implement its stimulus “taper down” and the tighter lending rules ushered in by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau are now in place. So what does...

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Can Social Media Kill Your Credit?

Can Social Media Kill Your Credit?


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Most everyone knows that many employers use a job applicant’s social media activity as a hiring tool. But as new lending regulations take effect today, a new article from Fast Company reveals just how important that Facebook profile or Twitter feed can be for loan applicants too. January 10, 2014...

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Where’s the Fed Headed in 2014?

Where’s the Fed Headed in 2014?


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The Federal Open Market Committee is arguably one of the most influential government committees you’ve never heard of. Although the FOMC may not be a household word, its decisions on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies affect nearly every US household – and investor. The FOMC is responsible...

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5 Resolutions for Prosperous Investing

5 Resolutions for Prosperous Investing


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What’s a New Year without a list of resolutions aimed at doing things better than last year? Whether you’re resolving to lose weight, shape up or abolish a bad habit or two, a few investing resolutions just might make 2014 a more prosperous year. Inspired by Jason Hartman’s 10 Commandments of Real...

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