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Is now the right time to invest in real estate?

Is now the right time to invest in real estate?

the Mesh Report Staff August 2, 2010 0

This past week mortgage rates hit a historical low of 4.54%. I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking if I think it’s a good time to take advantage of these rates by purchasing

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With the Bush tax cuts set to expire, how much is it going to cost you?

With the Bush tax cuts set to expire, how much is it going to cost you?

the Mesh Report Staff July 30, 2010 0

In 2003, President Bush signed the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, known to most of us as the “Bush tax cuts.”  Federal rates were lowered for individual tax rates, capital gains, dividends,

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BP is taking a $10 billion tax credit

BP is taking a $10 billion tax credit

the Mesh Report Staff July 29, 2010 0

On April 20th of this year, the lives of the people living on the Gulf of Mexico were changed forever. That day the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, damaging a well a mile below the

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Consumers are losing confidence

Consumers are losing confidence

the Mesh Report Staff July 28, 2010 0

On Tuesday, July 27th, the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) was released. The CCI is a closely followed economic indicator, calculated by The Conference Board (a not for profit research organization for businesses), that measures

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A Stock Market Analysis

A Stock Market Analysis

the Mesh Report Staff July 27, 2010 0

With higher taxes around the corner, a weak job market, and slow economic growth forecasted, we all need to make more money.  Making more money isn’t going to be easy.  We have been spoiled

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Our system must stop rewarding irresponsible behavior

Our system must stop rewarding irresponsible behavior

the Mesh Report Staff July 26, 2010 0

On Friday, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) started its 8 day “Save the Dream Event” in Washington DC. NACA is a Boston-based non-profit that focuses on foreclosure prevention. NACA has signed proprietary

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A small business tax found buried in healthcare bill

A small business tax found buried in healthcare bill

the Mesh Report Staff July 23, 2010 0

You’re probably not going to believe this, but in the president’s health care legislation that was recently passed a barely noticed provision was added that puts small business owners and the self employed under

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Should we reinstate the homebuyer tax credit?

Should we reinstate the homebuyer tax credit?

the Mesh Report Staff July 22, 2010 0

When the Great Recession hit in 2008, the US government created a homebuyer tax credit in hopes of stemming a free fall in home prices. First time homebuyers were given an $8,000 tax credit

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A look at my favorite market ETFs

A look at my favorite market ETFs

the Mesh Report Staff July 21, 2010 0

Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, are investments that track an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund. ETFs trade on stock exchanges and experience price changes throughout the day,

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What is deflation and why it matters to you

What is deflation and why it matters to you

the Mesh Report Staff July 19, 2010 0

The word “deflation” has been getting tossed around a lot lately in the media. I have been getting emails from readers that are confused as to its meaning and the consequences of its

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