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  • Bitcoin
    Is bitcoin right for your small business?
    This year, virtual currency bitcoin celebrated its fifth anniversary. It has been an exciting time for this cyber-encrypted currency, laden with controversy and gaining popularity with major international retailers and across the U.S. This has...
  • year-end review
    2014 Significant Mortgage Reform Recap
    This past year has witnessed many mortgage reforms, several of which have been very significant for mortgage brokers. To ensure that your operation is complying with strict regulations, your business should be transacting business with these...
  • Why Oil Prices are Crushing the Ruble
    Why Oil Prices are Crushing the Ruble
    The price of oil has taken a nosedive over the past three months, falling nearly 30% from late September. If you drive an SUV or run an airline, this is great news. If you are Russian or in some way invested in or employed by US based shale oil...
  • Investing is for the future.
    Become an investor, not a loaner of your money
    A young Capital Region resident wondered recently why he should invest his money. He has a large amount of money sitting in a bank savings account and he's not happy with the rate of return.Why don't any of his friends and family invest?...
  • Consumer spending increase
    CONSUMER SPENDING THE HIGHEST FROM 2008 FOR HOLIDAY SEASON
    Story HighlightsAverage daily spending continue to grow.Not clear the reasons push it up: blooming economy or hidden inflation.For holiday season increase is too small. Americans' spending in November grew up about $2 dollars, and came to $91....
  • Gold investing
    Buying gold on the cheap? Consider these options
    Bottom-fishers are probably gobbling up gold stocks now that the precious metal is down. But does buying on the cheap present lucrative options for such investors? Several experts weigh in on the topic.According to CNBC columnist John Waggoner,...
  • 3 Productive Ways to Invest Money in Real Estate
    3 Productive Ways to Invest Money in Real Estate
    Investing in real estate is highly profitable for a number of reasons, because need for homes would never cease. Real estate industry is the most versatile so you would come across a number of ways to invest in it. Real estate is all about...
  • How you can benefit from forex market trading
    How you can benefit from forex market trading
    Forex market trading or simply Forex trading is primarily trading currencies of two or more countries against each other. For instance, the currency that is in circulation in Europe (with the exception of UK) is called the Euro (EUR) and the same...
  • Facebook hourly chart, day of IPO
    INVESTING IN FACEBOOK: HISTORY, CHARTS, CONSPIRACY
    I mean invest in long term. I never did it in my trading life. So what? Will try something new, big and graceful. To invest you need free millions, enough not to suffer from lost. Almost forgot: you need a few bucks to support your family, long...
  • Stock market's October surprise
    Stock market's October surprise
    Was the mid-September to mid-October move the entirety of the 10% correction called by some analysts or is the bear lurking? A couple of months ago, I penned an article discussing the position of the stock market in early August. The tools of my...
  • Interview questions
    Your Money Talks Radio Interview October 2014
    I was interviewed once again by Jerry Slusiewicz of the Southern California radio show, Your Money Talks. This show is heard in Orange County and the Greater LA Inland Empire on KSPA am 1510 and KFSD am 1450 in North San Diego County. We talked...
  • Risk Assessment
    Fair Lending Risk Assessment: Evaluate Quality of Fair Lending
    In order to safeguard compliance, lenders must continuously assess the quality of their fair lending practices to ensure that they are operating in accordance with regulations. Strong assessments can reveal where lenders may need to change their...
  • Middle class savings
    Confessions of a financial rep: Not everybody is out to get you
    It's enough to drive a financial representative crazy: A constant stream of people, well meaning, who don't understand the help that is available, have tremendous fear, and are conditioned to expecting a scam. In the Capital Region, the...
  • Google launch these days new service "Inbox".
    GOOGLE CHANGE IT'S TREND?
    Google launch these days new service "Inbox". I would call it "arrangement helper". It is something between searcher and organizer: it will structure your emails, bring information according your needs, even sort it by relevance. That is smart to...
  • Unravelling TFSA re-contribution rules
    Unravelling TFSA re-contribution rules
    Since their introduction by the federal government in 2009, Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) have become a favorite savings option for many Canadians – and with good reason: TFSAs provide tax-free savings growth and easy, tax-free...