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Saturday, November 29, 2014

AK-47 Rifle Price Drops; Is This Gun a Good Investment?

"Price is what you pay; value is what you get. Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down."

--Warren Buffett
Actually, make that "whether we're talking about socks, stocks ... or AK-47 semiautomatic rifles with wooden stocks." Because today, dear investor, we're going to take a short break from the subject of investing in stocks (although that's our very favorite subject), to talk instead about investing in guns.
Specifically, the AK-47 rifle.


Want to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Not So Fast

Most of us want to keep our financial ducks in a row. Many of us work hard at it, living below our means, establishing emergency funds, saving and investing for retirement, and paying off or staying out of credit card debt. It's easy to think that it would be smart to pay off your mortgage early, and many financial experts recommend having it paid off by retirement. After all, the thought of having mortgage payments looming over you while you live on a more limited income can be unsettling. Give the decision some thought, though, because there are some reasons you may not want to rush to pay that loan off.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Home Values: 5 Best Markets For Q3 2014

Home values were up 4.9 percent nationally from the third quarter of 2013 to the same period of 2014, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. See the five best markets where prices went up fastest.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

New Cable Network to Focus on Real Estate

There are cable television networks that seem to cover almost every business, leisure and political pursuit. And coming in 2016, a new network will aim its cameras at the real estate world.

According to a report in the entertainment trade journal Variety, a start-up called The Real Estate Network is seeking to reach 50 million U.S. homes through cable television and a wider global audience via Internet platforms. The endeavor is being spearheaded by Bobby Atkinson, a former Minneapolis-based commercial real estate broker who has been planning the network since 2008.


GOLDMAN: We Disagree With The Fed

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve finally ended quantitative easing, one of its extraordinary monetary policy measures aimed at stimulating the economy. It was confirmation that the days of the financial crisis are behind us and that the US economy is returning to normal. "Labor market conditions...

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