4 Money Links You Gotta Ready Today

by Jason Unger

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The Financial Crisis Was Foreseeable … Thousands of Years Ago – The Big Picture

Given the insane levels of debt, rampant inequality, currency debasement, failure to punish financial fraud, letting the private banks take over the system of credit creation, de-linking of fiat money from anything real, growth of the too big to fails, repeal of Glass-Steagall, refusal to rein in derivatives, sovereigns taking on banks’ debt, crony capitalism, endless war, and other shenanigans … our financial crisis was entirely foreseeable.

What to Expect When Getting a Mortgage for a Rental Property – Money Ning

Qualifying for a mortgage on a rental property is no easy task. However, now is an great time to invest in rental real estate for those who can find a property where the numbers make sense. Any serious investor who can find the time and resources to meet the stringent mortgage requirements should definitely take a serious look.

My Favorite Financial Apps for iPhone – So Over Debt

Because I’m an Apple fanatic, I can only discuss iPhone apps (sorry, Android users!) but I welcome you to chime in with your own faves in the comments.

 Slush Fund vs Emergency Fund – Totally Money

I’ve recently started a secondary fund to cover smaller emergencies that are at the mid-to-lower end of the scale. I’m calling this my ‘slush fund’ and keep it separate from the main emergency fund.

Like a main emergency fund, I keep my slush fund in an easy access account, and will move it if the interest rate on it becomes uncompetitive.

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