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  • 00:41

    The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

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    Delta flies higher on earnings. Wells Fargo slips on higher legal costs. Domino's drops despite strong sales. And MercadoLibre sells off on concerns over Amazon. Plus, NYU business professor Scott Galloway talks about his new book, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Slack: Where work happens. Find out why at slack.com.
     

  • 00:34

    A History Of Market Crashes, Pt 3: The Dot-Com Bubble

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    Nerd is the new black (or really, green) in part 3 of our series on market crashes. Hundreds of dotcoms enter the Thunderdome that is the Information Age, only a handful survive. Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund joins us.
    Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool

  • 01:07

    10-16-17 Your Highest Cost of Doing Business? People. Guest Jim Blanchard.

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    What is your highest cost of doing business?
    People.
    How to find the right ones, how to make them productive, how to keep the best. We can help!
    What behaviors are you hiring? What behaviors do you want to hire? How will your new hires fit in the team they join? How will you align them with your culture and their team mates? How do your employees learn? What motivates them? How can you manage them for maximum engagement and productivity? How do you smooth cross functional behavior between sales, operations, underwriting to reduce friction and get the loans out the door?
    Listen on Monday, October 16, while David and Jim Blanchard discuss how The Birkman Method with behavior based position descriptions can help with all of this and more.
    Check out this podcast for exciting topics like these and more when we talk about the Birkman Method with Jim Blanchard.

  • 00:44

    CW 846 - New RE Metrics & Forecasts - The Pre-Buyer Index

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    Jason welcomes two guests to the show today. First, private lender Bill Green gets specific with available rates and financing offers available for buy and hold 30-year loans and shorter span bridge loans. He describes the differences between the options and shares and example of when each loan may be applicable for the purchase of your next property. And later in the show, Daren Blomquist returns to the podcast to give us a real estate market update and to provide some unique market data tools his company created. Supply is low and demand is high. If a property makes financial sense buy, buy, buy.
    Key Takeaways:
    [01:23] Private lenders help fill the gap between agency loans and hard-money lenders.
    [05:05] Bill Green explains the financing and rates available for long-term and bridge loans.
    Daren Blomquist Guest Interview:
    [17:21] Home price appreciation accelerated during the 1st quarter.
    [20:01] Linear markets may be morphing into hybrid markets during this period of high demand.
    [25:49] Technology makes geography less and less important.
    [27:41] Daren describes the Housing Affordability Index tool and the Pre-mover Index tool.
    [35:45] Income Property Investors should be wary of high appreciation markets.
    [37:52] Are the front lines of the real estate market backing out because they smell trouble?   
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Jason Hartman
    Venture Alliance Mastermind
    ATTOM Data Solutions
    ATTOM Home Affordability Index
     
     

  • 00:46

    Bank "Witnesses" don't know Jack: "Expert" Computer Screen Readers

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    Investigator Bill Paatalo joins Charles Marshall to discuss bank employee weaknesses and lack of credibility in depositions and affidavits.
    Chase bank 'witnesses', and bank witnesses in general, know little about the loan in which they are deposed, beyond what the computer screen shows. Under oath, the bank employee will parrot information the bank's attorney coached them on prior to their deposition. If you are able to drill-down, it becomes obvious that the person 'with the most knowledge', knows nothing regarding the travel of the loan, assignments or current holder in due course. 
    Bank witnesses can provide a balance, the name of the servicer, and who claims to own the note; but know nothing about payment proceeds from insurance/settlements or when the note was endorsed or by who.  The bank employee relies on hearsay and and erroneous information on a screen to foreclose.
    Chase employee Rosemary Martin inundated the court with a ream of mortgage documents and statements that had the appearance of validity, but when placed under oath had no information relevant to the Plaintiff’s loan.  See Martin deposition here.  Even former in-house Chase counsel are oblivious in regards to the operations, documentation and validity of documents. 
    The loans are defective, and only the illusion keeps the ownership facade alive.
    Investigator Bill Paatalo
    Office: (406) 328-4075
    bill.bpia@gmail.com
    www.bpinvestigativeagency.com
    Not legal advice

  • 00:33

    Suze Orman

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    It was at Borders Books on Chicago’s State Street where women and men were lined up literally around the corner to get a glimpse at the Money-Making Maven, Suze Orman. Signing autographs, smiling at strangers and shaking every hand that reached out to her made a successful book signing on The Road to Wealth.
    This book hit the New York Times Bestseller’s list within its first weeks release, making Suze Orman a bona fide financial superstar! Suze shared with me, “Out of all the books I’ve written, I’m lovin’ this baby more than any of them! 9 Steps to Financial Freedom hit number one on the New York Time Bestsellers list which was an absolute phenomenon in itself but everybody said, ‘that’s not so hard – anybody can do that if you’re on Oprah 11 times.’ Courage to Be Rich comes out and goes right to number one on the New York Times Bestsellers list and everybody says, ‘oh, that’s not that hard – you had an entire PBS special behind you. Road to Wealth comes out and one week after it comes out without any publicity whatsoever except for 4 minutes on the Today Show which is not enough to make a New York Times Bestseller; it hit the New York Times Bestsellers list within one week! What that says to me is that people are buying me now not being sold to me.”

  • 01:59

    The Truth Train w Liberty Lisa special guest Ken Dost: The Strawman Lives!

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    TONIGHT! On The Truth Train with Liberty Lisa Thomas. THE STRAWMAN LIVES! With special guest Ken Dost. Ken has discovered SEC documents proving the existence of the strawman, and has furthermore discovered a way to get control of it yourself. Online at www.blogtalkradio.com/truthemerges or call in at (347)855-8301. 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST / 7:00pm to 9:00pm MST / 8:00pm to 10:00pm CST / 9:00pm to 11:00pm EST.

  • 00:17

    Ep. 51: Is The Fed Dazed And Confused? Plus: How Not To Deliver Pot In Cali

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    This week, we're asking the question:   "Is the Fed dazed and confused?"
    The Federal Reserve is scheduled to announce its latest interest rate decision this week.  On the surface, this seems like a boring meeting.  Almost everyone believes the central bank will leave rates alone.  But where is the Fed going to go next?  Opinions are starting to split.
    Longer term, it seems likely that the Fed will eventually resume its rate-hiking campaign.  But there are growing whispers that the next move might have to be a rate cut.
    We'll take a deep dive into what the markets are looking for from the Fed and what the current economic outlook tells us.
    We'll also take a look at some of the earnings reports due out this week, including package delivery giant FedEx
    And as always, we'll park our Chevelles in front of some of Wall Street's more unheralded parties...
    We've got some good news about incomes in the U.S.  Well, good news if you didn't have to live through the last 17 years.  
    We've got Facebook claiming a wider U.S. reach than the U.S. has people.  We've got a retailer experimenting with having no inventory.    
    And we've got a few legal questions that need answering...One involves whether monkeys can hold a copyright.  Another involves the constitutional right to wear a bikini to work.  And a third tells you how NOT to deliver marijuana in California.  Hint: don't use a drone.

  • 00:30

    This Could be Killing Your 401k Growth

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    I chat with Independent Management Consultant, Joanna Zarach, about a small thing that is making a huge impact on retirement savings. Mutual fund fees are a given, but do you know a 2% change in fees could have a $300,000 impact on the amount of cold hard cash you have to retire on.
    I agree, financial books can sometimes look like a foreign language. However, Joanna breaks down exactly what you should look for to evaluate the fees you're paying. Performance may not be as meaningful if you're giving away cash unneccessarily.

  • 00:40

    Oct 14-15: Rebroadcast of January 29 2017 Show

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    Guests: "Coupon Mom" Stephanie Nelson;  Meg Meranus, author of "Diets Are Fattening";  James Lander, director of Military Saves.

  • 00:46

    Will Tax Cuts Jumpstart the Economy & Put More Money in Your Pocket?

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    The Dow is above 23,000. Will the rally continue? Is it time to invest, get safe, protect your assets, reduce debt, budget better or buy a house?
    We will also examine the President's 2018 Budget. Will it Help Rich People? Poor Folk? America?
    The President promises tax cuts for all, prosperity, economic growth and greatness with his proposed 2018 Budget. Let's drill into the details and assumptions of the budget, tax cut, simplification and deregulation plan to determine what the budget means for you, your family, your parents, your kids and how it will impact the $20 trillion public debt and $66 trillion total U.S. debt and loans.
    For more time-proven budgeting and investing strategies, and free web apps, call 310-430-2397 or visit https://www.NataliePace.com/.