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  • Karatbars: Where contrary to Warren Buffett, you can earn a return buying gold
    Karatbars: Where contrary to Warren Buffett, you can earn a return buying gold
    Back in 1998, billionaire investor Warren Buffett gave a speech at Harvard University where he unashamedly stated his disapproval with owning physical gold, citing its lack of a dividend or return as the premise for his beliefs. This doctrine was...
  • People, Planet, Profit
    Crowdfunding 101: Community
    As a student of economics who admires socialism living in a capitalistic (every man for himself) society, I have always lived in the gray. I am blessed to not have been around during the 1950's because my likeness for socialism would cause me...
  • Green Shoots turn to Sequoias in the US Economy
    Green Shoots turn to Sequoias in the US Economy
    Data points that were, in the not too distant past, referred to as "green shoots" in the US economy, pointing to tender economic recovery, now appear as Sequoias as the US economy accelerates its seemingly once in a generation growth...
  • Bitcoins
    Bitcoin exchange BTER reopens, announces plan to pay back losses
    On Mar. 11, the China-based cryptocurrency exchange BTER announced that trading is reopened and that there is a plan in place to pay back bitcoins owed to account holders. Later in the day, BTER announced that a total of 1,000 BTC had been...
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    Funding Circle's: The Small Investors Gateway
    Are you an investor (small fish)who wishes you could invest in the companies that the sharks do? Are you continually striving to increase your portfolio to gain some respect? If so, it is time for you to relax and take a deep breath, because...
  • Sam Hodges, co-founder of Funding Circle
    Hodges Advice on Investing in Peer to Peer Loans
    Funding Circle is the only major Peer to Peer (P2P) lender in the United States that gives qualified personal investors access to secured small business loans. Sam Hodges, a co-founder, helped start the enterprise after personally witnessing the...
  • Investing: Getting started and a startup
    Investing: Getting started and a startup
    It's especially important for women to pay close attention to their finances, because so many find themselves-particularly after a divorce, death of a spouse or other life transition-totally unprepared.Did You Know That.....Even though women...
  • 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...