If you haven’t taken advantage of the lowest mortgage rates in history, then you probably don’t want to wait any longer. According to two economists at the New York Federal Reserve, there’s no reason to expect that rates will go… Read More
Sara Glakas is director of marketing for Texas Private Asset Management, an Austin-based investment planning firm. She has an MBA with a concentration in corporate finance and she is the former president of InvestingAnswers.com.
My dad has been running our family farm in northern Illinois for more than 40 years. I grew up riding tractors, feeding cows and running through cornfields, though admittedly I never took to the business of farming. Growing up on the farm, I knew one thing for certain: Every single… Read More
When I landed in Amman, Jordan on June 25, 2010, I could speak exactly two words of Arabic: “shukran” (thank you) and “momtaz” (awesome). Speeding down the highway in the back of a sweltering taxi, I learned my third: ghebara (dust). Clouds of dust stretched to the horizon. The wind… Read More
In America, we have let our guard down when it comes to our banking relationships. We assume that everything will be fine if our bank fails. After all, the FDIC insures our deposits up to $250,000. Why worry? I hate to break this to… Read More
Silver is clearly out of its rut. After steadily falling nearly 30% since its 52-week high in February, the price of silver has rebounded quickly during the past few weeks to a current price of $33 — almost entirely because of Federal… Read More
Warren Buffett is the world’s most successful investor. He’s worth $44 billion and is the third-richest person on earth. The investments made by his firm, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B), gained 513,055% from 1964 to the end of 2011. The S&P 500, including dividends, gained 6,397% over the… Read More