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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
  • 3 Reasons Intel Is A More Compelling Investment Than Taiwan Semiconductor
    Recently I decided to add additional semiconductor exposure to my investment portfolio. I narrowed the choices down to Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM). They are the two largest semiconductor companies that trade on the U.S. ...

    Mizuho to Encourage Analysts to Become Investment Bankers
    Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411) plans to encourage equity research analysts to become investment bankers as Japan's third-largest banking group competes for business arranging share sales and advising on mergers. Mizuho Securities Co. will offer its ...

    Tax relief sets stage for investment boom in UK theatre
    Theatre producers are predicting a wave of investment in British shows, similar to the film and TV boom that brought Game of Thrones to the UK, as new government subsidies come into force. Investors who have previously shied away from risky ventures ...

    Future Fund Appoints CIO, Looks to Grow Investment Team
    Australia's $101 billion Future Fund has promoted Raphael Arndt to CIO and is seeking to grow its investment team with two appointments. Arndt has worked at the Future Fund—which manages assets for the Australian public sector pension—since 2008 as ...

    Procurify Hooks Investment From Gluster Founder For Cloud Procurement Platform
    As organizations get more comfortable using cloud services, there is a corresponding increase in the number of services that not only take an existing process and deliver it via the cloud, but that also take advantage of the fact that business ...

    Japan to Double Investment in India Within 5 Years
    TOKYO—Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set an ambitious goal of doubling Japanese investment and the number of Japanese companies in India within five years, as part of an effort by the two countries to strengthen economic and security ties. In a ...

    Glennmont Partners raises €500 million for clean energy investment
    The fund attracted investment from Europe, Asia, US and the Middle East according to Glennmont, which is a spin-off from BNP Paribas Investment Partners. “We were previously a specialist team working within other institutions, but having established ...

    Nairobi Among Top Investment Hubs in Africa
    NAIROBI is among top 10 cities in Sub Saharan Africa that promises the best investment returns for businesses by year 2040, according to consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. In a report titled 'Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you ...

    Weak investment, trade drive second quarter contraction in German economy
    Newly manufactured Ford Fiesta cars are seen on the deck of the car transport ship ''Tossa'' as it travels along the Rhine, from a Ford plant in the German city of Cologne to the Dutch seaport of Vlissingen, close to Nimwegen in the Netherlands ...