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Secrets and Lies of the Bailout: One Broker's Story

By: Matt Taibbi Personal Finance Views: 4334 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Matt Taibbi

I have a feature in the new issue of Rolling Stone called "Secrets and Lies of the Bailout," which focuses in large part on the seemingly intentional policy of deception in the government's rescue of the financial sector. Proponents of the bailouts will say that whatever the government did, it worked. As a result, George Hartzman and his clients got creamed. "George was different. More

Mind-Mapping: An Aid To Financial Planning Success

By: Betty J. Zak Financial Planning Views: 4755 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Betty J. Zak

Mind-Mapping: An Aid To Financial Planning Success Author: Betty J. Zak  Introduction/BackgroundWe have all heard the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words. But, let’s turn our attention to a mind mapping picture being key to financial planning success and being worth real dollars and cents. 47). Only then search for computer tools. (2008). Mind mapping. More

Ten Points to consider on Trading in the Foreign Exchange market

By: Philip Hicks Investments Views: 3886 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Philip Hicks

Forex or the foreign exchange market is where one currency is traded for another. It is one of the biggest markets in the world. Following are a few simple tips that will help you make a killing in the market: 1. Margin trading: Margin trading is buying stocks without having the entire money to do it. Your few 100 dollars can be converted into few thousand.2. More

Care About and Control Your Money: 7 Steps to Success

By: Betty J. Zak Personal Finance Views: 4456 | Comments: 1 | Votes: 0

Betty J. Zak

Do you really care about your money? “Of course”, is the obvious answer. Let’s explore that idea and layout a few well tested steps you can follow to not only help you care more about your money but to put you in control of your money. The answer is a resounding…yes. So, we need to exercise that same care and control with our money. Step 1: Create a “0” based budget. L. More

Getting a Cash Loan for a Car Title – Is it Possible?

By: Acartitleloan Auto Loans Views: 2817 | Comments: 1 | Votes: 1

acartitleloan

If you need cash in a hurry, you may be wondering what the best method to get this cash is. If you are the owner of car, you can use the value of that car to get cash. All you need is the car title! That’s right, you can get a cash loan for a car title in many, but not all, states. It is quite easy to get a car title loan. You also don’t need good credit. More

How difficult can tenants be to remove?

By: WiseSaver Insurance Views: 4935 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

WiseSaver

If you are a landlord, then probably at some point you have had difficult tenants. Perhaps they chose not to pay their rent; maybe they are ones that party all night disturbing your other tenants as well as the neighborhood. On the other hand, maybe they are the kind of tenant who is destructive and damages the property. This can make the process rather long and tedious. More

Digital Risk’s Veritas System Reinvents the Credit Score

By: Kenneth R. Harney Home Loans Views: 4218 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 2

Kenneth R. Harney

Do you ever get the feeling that your credit score doesn’t adequately portray your true risk as an applicant for a home mortgage? If your FICO score is a subpar 690 but you know that you are a solid candidate for a loan, do you think that lenders’ heavy dependence on credit scores is unfair to you as an individual? You’ve got some company. The jury is out. More

Addition to the New CA Short Sale Laws

By: Mary Ellen Wilson Real Estate Views: 3457 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Mary Ellen Wilson

Addition to the New CA Short Sale Laws Video There is a new California law that will protect homeowners while pursuing short sales by prohibiting first and secondary lien holders from going after sellers for money owed after the short sales close. This new law, which became effective immediately, now prohibits secondary lien holders from pursuing deficiencies after a short sale closes. More

How to Save Money on Your Reward Credit Card Perks

By: Melanie Mathis Personal Finance Views: 2933 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Melanie Mathis

If you have a reward credit card then, you should see to it that you maximize the benefits you enjoy from your card account. Aside from the actual rewards, try to determine your other privileges as a cardholder. After all, although some perks cannot be converted to cash, knowing how and when to use them can save you a great deal of money. How?  2. Purchase protection. More

New Housing Tax

By: Kenneth R. Harney Tax Planning Views: 3630 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 1

Kenneth R. Harney

When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the health care reform law on federal tax grounds, it restoked a housing issue that had been relatively quiet for the past year: the alleged 3.8 percent “real estate tax” on home sales beginning in 2013 that is buried in the legislation. A sample: “Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it? More