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  • Massachusetts Town Meeting Spirals Out of Control

    A town hearing in Massachusetts ended abruptly when the crowd became unruly, yelling, clapping and interrupting the speakers. The community of less than 8,000 became aggravated at the meeting Wednesday night when the proposal to ban sale items (cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco) was discussed. If this ban is pushed through in Westminster, Massachusetts, this town will make history by being the first. However, the residents remain... [Continue Reading]

    Is it time to think about your approach to investments?

    The financial world can sometimes seem like a complex maze, which it’s impossible for most people to navigate. When finance professionals are struggling to get great results and to predict the future, how can enthusiastic amateurs possibly hope to succeed? It seems to me that a successful approach to investing is all about having clear requirements in mind and then outlining a plan to meet your specific objectives. In fact, it’s only by... [Continue Reading]

    Infographic: How to Send Smart

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    Surprising Factors That Affect Your Home Insurance Rates

    Out of the all the begrudging expenses that you must incur as a homeowner – home insurance is usually the most frustrating. One of the biggest reasons why it is so frustrating is because you can never seem to nail down a rate that makes any sense. You may call one company and get a quote that is completely different from another agency’s quote. It can really make your head spin. However – unbeknownst to you – your insurance... [Continue Reading]

    Equity Release: Lifetime Mortgage Versus Home Reversion

    Faced with retirement on a pension of today's standards, lots of us are looking for a way to bump up the pot of cash we have access to in later life. If you're over the age of 55 and own your own home, equity release could help you gain a lump sum of cash, boost your monthly income, or provide a combination of both to help you to fund your lifestyle. According to research, the amount of people taking out a lifetime mortgage (a form of equity release)... [Continue Reading]

    Consolidate Student Loans and Save

    No one wants to be straddled with debt after years of being in the classroom training to become a doctor, business person or other professional. But that’s the situation facing many graduates today. Adding to the fact, securing your first job right out of college can be a real challenge--even for the most arduous job seeker. With only a six month grace period before student loans go into repayment, students often face having to pay back loans... [Continue Reading]

    Electric Cars: Are they Really Eco-Friendly?

    Electric cars have long been feted as the answer to the world’s vehicular-related pollution problems. They don’t run on petrol, therefore they don’t produce as many harmful emissions, or contribute to the ongoing depletion of the world’s natural gas resources. Most of the people who drive electric cars believe that they are therefore contributing positively towards environmentalism. But how environmentally friendly are electric... [Continue Reading]

    Why You Need an Estate Plan

    Planning for your death is never easy. Even if you aren’t anticipating it happening anytime in the near future, it can be an eerie feeling. Because of this, people avoid it for too long and often die before they have settled their affairs. This can lead to a long process and a lot of heartache for your loved ones. Even if you are young and healthy, it is a good idea to get these matters settled so that you don’t have to worry about the... [Continue Reading]

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  • Studying I-81 tunnel now is an investment in Syracuse's future (Your letters)
    In fact, taking the time to study the Access Syracuse plan now is an investment in the economic future of Central New York's infrastructure. My business, which has been located at Exit 17 of Route 81 for decades and employs more than 80 people, relies ...

    Soldotna considers new investment strategy
    Soldotna's current investment returns are just a drop in the bucket compared to their potential. At a workshop on Wednesday, members of the Soldotna City Council met with representatives of Alaska Permanent Capital Management to discuss new investment ...

    Australia Will Join China-Led Investment Bank, Prime Minister Says
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said Canberra intended to sign a memorandum of understanding on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, for Australia to participate as a prospective founding member in ...

    Art festival attracts new investment, spirit to Lake City
    Hannah Davis is director of The Jones-Carter Gallery that opened in Lake City in 2013. It is sanctioned for Smithsonian exhibitions, such as its most recent, a collection of prints by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828). “We push a lot of envelopes here ...

    The case for owning gold-related assets
    Gold faces headwinds as well, said Jon Beadell, research analyst and portfolio manager at A.D. Beadell Investment Counsel Inc. in Mequon. U.S. investors have seen no real price appreciation for gold in the last few years. Investors get no yield, and ...

    UPDATE 4-More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank
    "We should push forward with the creation of a regional hub for financial co-operation," Xi said at the forum, adding China should "strengthen pragmatic cooperation in monetary stability, investment, financing, credit rating and other fields." The AIIB ...

    Netherlands seeks to join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    AMSTERDAM, March 28 (Reuters) - The Netherlands intends to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Saturday, becoming the latest U.S. ally to seek membership in the China-led institution despite Washington's ...

    Xi Reaches Out to Asia Nations With Investment Opportunities
    (Bloomberg) -- President Xi Jinping reached out to China's neighbors, saying his country will offer other Asian nations trade and investment opportunities as it seeks support for two regional initiatives that it's championing. The $40 billion Silk Road ...

    Investment firm cleared in gender discrimination suit
    A jury in a San Francisco superior court ruled in favor of the prominent investment firm on all counts, against charges that the company had discriminated against former employee Ellen Pao during the course of her employment and eventual termination in ...