Media Adding Fuel To The “Panic” Fire

Is it just me, or does it seem like the media is playing a large part in the widespread financial panic that has consumed the globe? I know the media is in the business of selling “papers” but still I wonder why they always seem to play up the negative? This only serves to feed the panic and thus make an already irrational market further disconnect from the fundamentals. Is

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Cheap or Frugal – You Decide

I certainly consider myself to be a frugal person.  Not obsessively frugal, but my money and I are fairly close.  From time to time in my life I have been called cheap, a term which I have some dislike for.  My belief is that there is a difference between being cheap and being frugal. Putting my personal ideas of “cheap” and “frugal” aside, I’d like your opinion on whether or not I crossed

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Mortgages 101: A Survival Guide For Today’s Homebuyer

I have recently received a few e-mail comments from readers asking me to expand on my previous article Understanding Mortgages, this article will answer many of the questions that were posed to me in those e-mails. Mortgage and Housing Markets Today’s housing market in most of the United States is a virtual candy store for the homebuyer. The sheer selection of properties on the market in most cities allows today’s

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