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  • Bitcoins
    Bitcoin exchange BTER to reopen soon
    On Mar. 2, the China-based cryptocurrency exchange BTER announced that they “have decided to rebuild BTER's backend, completely solve the wallets security issue and re-enable all the tradings.” A timetable for the reopening was not...
  • Marriage equality finances
    5 steps to financial health for gay couples
    Times are a 'changin goes the old folk song. And for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender couples in the Capital District, change means progress and a need to build a sound financial house.Marriage equality is the law in New York State, and...
  • Three insights from a recent Bitcoin Panel discussion at the Oregon AFP
    Three insights from a recent Bitcoin Panel discussion at the Oregon AFP
    On Wednesday, February 18, the Oregon AFP hosted a Bitcoin Panel that brought together six of the finest minds in Crypto-currencies in the Portland area at their monthly meeting at the Multnomah Athletic Club. These minds, together with some of...
  • Bitcoins
    Bitcoin exchange BTER hacked, offline, $1.75 million stolen
    On Feb. 15, the China-based cryptocurrency exchange BTER suspended services following a security breach that occurred earlier in the day. An amount of 7,170 BTC was stolen from its offline storage bitcoin wallets, an amount that could be sold for...
  • Mobile responsive website
    Should You Invest In Mobile Compatible Website Or A Mobile Responsive Website?
    In today’s technologically savvy world, web browsing on everything from smartphones to notebooks and laptops is an everyday occurrence for most—in fact, many find that they browse the web on their mobile devices more often than on a...
  • The Upside-Down House in Trassenheide
    Be leery of house flipping seminars.
    This is an old topic but bears mentioning again.So when you are watching the late night property flipper infomercials remember the specific red flags below.Investment clubs have tapped into the current large inventories of REO properties in...
  • Business trekking: Getting a boost from ECBC Portable Power Pack
    Business trekking: Getting a boost from ECBC Portable Power Pack
    For the business traveler who is constantly near her laptop or a USB outlet, a Portable Power Pack may not be necessary. But for the business traveler or 9-to-5er who is constantly on the move, the ECBC Portable Power Pack is major relief for...
  • Investing remains the right choice
    Investing fears: A lesson from Dutch tulips
    The stock market collapse in 2008 damaged people everywhere, from Wall Street to Main Street, from Washington to London, from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to Rotterdam, New York. Many people were hurt, badly. Still, too many people, to their own...
  • Bitcoins
    Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp hacked, temporarily offline, $5 million stolen
    On Jan. 5, the UK/Slovenia-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp suspended services following a security breach that occurred the previous day. One of its online storage bitcoin wallets was compromised, and an amount of less than 19,000 BTC were...
  • dollar sign
    Honest Prediction: Will the dollar sell-off extend through 2015?
    The dollar is seeing strong gains as it rallies against the Yen and the Euro. According to the NetoTrade mobile app,EUR/USD trading is at 1.2484, which is up 40%. With the Federal Reserve decision coming up and with a stronger dollar, more...
  • 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?...
  • 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,...