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Shining a light on the shadow inventory

Nov 27, 2012
The housing market looks better, but what about the so-called shadow inventory?
Posted In: Housing, shadow inventory, foreclosures, whiteboard

How to spend smart this holiday season

Nov 27, 2012
With holiday season upon us, we're likely all going to be spending a little more over the next month. How can you prepare for the holiday dent in your wallet?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Personal Finance, whiteboard

Investors desperate for yield make risky bets

Nov 22, 2012
Investors are agreeing to all sorts of crazy terms in order to put money to work in the bond and loan markets. They're baking risk into the system, and that could be a problem for all of us.
Posted In: investors, Investing, risk, whiteboard

Breaking the covenant

Nov 21, 2012
28 percent of leveraged loans are now covenant-lite. Why does that matter to you? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: loans, whiteboard

Explaining the FHA with help from Uncle Charlie

Nov 20, 2012
What is the Federal Housing Administration and how does it work? Uncle Charlie and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explain.
Posted In: Federal Housing Administration, Housing, loans, whiteboard

Shadow Banking - still dangerous

A report by the Financial Stability Board found that shadow banking has grown even larger, to a record high of $67 trillion last year. Many people have blamed shadow banking for aggravating the financial crisis. So, what's shadow banking? We've got a Whiteboard for that!
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Nov 19, 2012

How to prepare for the fiscal cliff

Nov 14, 2012
Corporate CEOs, labor leaders and politicians have all weighed in on the fiscal cliff. But what will the budget and tax negotiations mean to you and your wallet?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, Economy, whiteboard

Business digs trench ahead of fiscal cliff

Nov 12, 2012
The markets have calmed from their post-election downturn. Businesses are now shifting their attention to the fiscal cliff negotiations that will decide the fate of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, business, Economy, whiteboard

President looks for toehold on 'fiscal cliff'

Nov 9, 2012
President Obama makes his first public comments since election night, expected to size up climb up 'fiscal cliff'
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, whiteboard

Is running the government like running a business?

Oct 31, 2012
Running the U.S. economy is just like running a business, right? Not necessarily. Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the differences between a president and CEO.
Posted In: president, ceo, business, government, elections, whiteboard

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Financial mysteries explained by Paddy Hirsch's Whiteboard series.