Archive for August, 2011

Gold Replaces Treasuries as Safe-Haven Investment

The growing belief that the global financial system is on the verge of crashing is pushing gold into the position of being the new safe-haven investment, analysts say. While U.S. Treasuries were one considered “risk-free” it is no longer the case as credit downgrades, growing debt and persistent…

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Homeowner Bailout Needed for Market Turnaround, Analyst Argues

Bitter feelings over the downward spiral of the U.S. housing market are encouraging economists to promote unconventional ideas, including getting the federal government to bail out underwater homeowners instead of bailing out banks

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Ecuadorian Ranch Land Sold for a Song

One Canadian mule rancher tells of her experience in Ecuador finding and purchasing 15 acres of beautiful land in Zuleta Valley for $7,000. The process involved a trek through the valley following a recommendation on the best place to buy ranch land, and then following up on the lead by visiting with..

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Elder Care Facilities Floored by Medicare Cuts

Nursing home operators are now looking for ways to cut spending in preparation of Medicare budget cuts that will take effect Oct.

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Small Businesses Seek Financing Alternatives

Tighter lending restrictions are forcing some small-business owners to consider unconventional methods of covering expenses, including pawning personal items to meet short-term goals. Todd Hills, CEO of online pawnshop Pawngo, says that more and more of his customers are business owners interested in…

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Portuguese Property Market Edges Up

The residential real estate market is improving in Portugal, although the overall outlook remains negative according to real estate indices. Industry experts point to high unemployment as the underlying cause of the low demand in the housing market, an observation bolstered by sharp increases in the..

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Flood Insurance Facts

Hurricane Irene has many people second guessing their decisions to forgo flood insurance due to the relatively low risk their properties faced from high-water damage. Some homeowners are likely to find that government assistance will not be forthcoming, and if it does it will be in the form of interest-bearing…

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Next Global Financial Crisis Looms

Finance analysts are predicting that the world is on the verge of yet another financial meltdown and will be tipped off by the credit default of a European country or the rejection of a central bank in the interbank borrowing market. The resulting panic will set a global collapse in motion that will…

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