Finance Archive

Actor, Author Wayne Rogers Says, ‘Do Your Homework!’

By Meg White, REALTOR® Magazine It’s hard to imagine someone with business interests ranging from Hollywood to wine-making to wedding dress sales being worried about becoming the proverbial cog in the machine, but Wayne Rogers avoids this fate at...
October 5, 2011

Stealing Away to ‘Griftopia’

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Of all the books I’ve read that attempt to get at the central causes of the economic downturn, Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia (Spiegel & Grau, 2010) is the definitely the most vitriolic. It’s...

Tax Saving Secrets Revealed

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Tax code is complex and often difficult to understand, including when it comes to the sale of a home. Help your sellers understand the rules and ways in which they can...

The Big Short: Wall Street’s Role in the Housing Boom and Bust

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QUICK SKIM Following the subprime mortgage meltdown in 2007 and subsequent housing crisis, the line from most commentators was that no one saw it coming. The near-collapse of finance and credit in...
August 10, 2010

Not Your Ordinary Little Black Book

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Valerie Faltas has drawn from her law school experience and time working for the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office to write a book unveiling ways home owners can save money on...
June 17, 2010

Bailout Nation: The Dynamics of the Downturn

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine QUICK SKIM As Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” In his book Bailout Nation, author Barry Ritholtz lays out the...
October 7, 2009

Excerpt: How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis

The following is excerpted from Financial Shock: A 360-degree Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisis (Pearson Education, 2009) by Mark Zandi, chief economist and cofounder of Moody’s Economy.com. Here are four...
November 12, 2008

Podcast: Author Chat With Subprime Lender Richard Bitner

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Read a review of Confessions of a Subprime Lender >...
August 27, 2008

Confessions of a Subprime Lender: 5 Reasons the Subprime Market Crumbled

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Slowing home sales, a tightening credit market, record-high foreclosures — how did we get to this point? Richard Bitner’s book Confessions of a Subprime Lender (Wiley, 2008) gives a close-up look at how...
August 21, 2008

422 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self Employed Individuals: How to Save on Your Taxes

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Tax season may have just ended but you should already be thinking and preparing for next April’s tax bite. In fact, a little thinking ahead might save you hundreds of dollars or more....
May 23, 2008