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  • 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]

    5 Tips to Help You Avoid Making Bad Real Estate Investments

    Making a bad real estate investment is not like having buyer’s remorse. You can always return an expensive watch or an expensive television set, but you can’t return a home that turns out to be a lemon. If you wind up in a bad real estate deal, it could take a lengthy legal process to actually get out of it, which will only cost you more money down the line. So, the best option is try and avoid bad real estate investments before they... [Continue Reading]

    Investment News
  • Tanzania signs investment deals with China worth over $1.7 bln
    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania and China have signed investment deals to build a $1 billion satellite city and $500 million financial centre in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, the latest sign of Beijing's deepening ties with East Africa. The ...

    Caught in 'Investment Mode,' Amazon Reports Big Earnings Miss
    Amazon.com Amazon.com dramatically increased sales in its third quarter but missed wide of the mark on loss estimates, sending the company's stock down more than 11% in after-hours trading on Thursday. That drop is just the latest sign that investors ...

    Foreign direct investment in France
    COMPETITION for job-creating foreign direct investment (FDI) is brutal these days in the European Union. Although it used to be the world's biggest recipient of FDI, its global share has now fallen from almost 29% in 2011 to 17% in 2013, according to ...

    Accelerant makes third investment
    "We continue to see really promising entrepreneurs with cutting-edge solutions," said Accelerant fund manager and DDC Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development Joel Ivers. "An investment in these companies is a bet on the region, and we think the ...

    INVESTMENT FOCUS-European directors scoop up own shares, seen as buy ...
    INVESTMENT FOCUS-European directors scoop up own shares, seen as buy ...

    Foxconn in Talks for China Display Plant
    Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. , is discussing a possible investment with the government of Zhengzhou, about 750 kilometers south of Beijing, according to people familiar with the talks. The two sides are discussing terms ...

    TABLE-Japanese insurers' investment plans in Oct-March
    Below is a summary of the investment plans of Japan's biggest life insurance companies for financial half year to March 2015, as obtained by Reuters in interviews and at news conferences this month. Dai-ichi Life will hold a news conference on its ...

    CNH Tracker- China's overseas investment schemes set to freshen offshore ...
    CNH Tracker- China's overseas investment schemes set to freshen offshore ...

    Coakley: Baker should disclose investment ties
    Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Republican Charlie Baker, center, speaks with members of the media after a televised debate with Democratic candidate Martha Coakley on Tuesday. Coakley is calling on Baker to take steps to disclose details of an ...