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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
  • Snapchat Founders Likely Billionaires With New, Reported Investment
    Those 17.4 million shares represented a relatively small, 3-5% stake in Snapchat, according to VC Experts analyst Justin Byers — and if that investment was tied to Kleiner's new funds, it suggested Spiegel and Murphy have yet held on to a decent chunk ...

    Investment Key To Climate Change Solution
    Have you ever thought that really addressing climate change would require more than just swapping our light bulbs for compact florescent bulbs and LEDs? It is just that sort of thinking that created the Aspen Institute's Accelerating Market-driven ...

    Mariner Holdings Names New Investment Strategist, CIO
    William Greiner will be elevated to the newly created position of chief investment strategist of Mariner Holdings, the company announced late last week. In this new role, Greiner — the former chief investment officer of Mariner Wealth Advisors — will ...

    When to Change Your Investment Strategy
    While you may not have the investing prowess of a Warren Buffett, you should know when to switch up your investment strategy. Many newcomers to investing simply pick a few funds to invest in and hope for the best. While it's fine to pursue this path ...

    Con man pleads guilty to bilking dozens of medical professionals out of millions.
    It's an age-old scam: A smooth-talking individual offers an amazing investment opportunity—with promises of large returns—that turns out to be completely bogus. But because there are always people willing to accept these kinds of claims at face value ...

    I Do: Durham investment firm plunges into wedding space
    The investment seed round was also joined by firms BEENOZ Plaza of San Francisco, East Ventures of Tokyo and Fenox Venture Capital of San Jose, California. The amount of money raised was not disclosed. Bridestory has a subscription-based business ...

    Kuwait Energy Open to More Iraq Investment
    TAVANGER, NORWAY—. The head of Kuwait Energy says she's encouraged by recent gains in Iraq against the militant Islamic State group and would welcome more investment there. Sara Akbar, Kuwait Energy's CEO, told Reuters during an oil conference ...

    HotSpot Tax Services gets investment from HomeAway, eyes growth
    Stephens, who co-founded HotSpot in 2002, said the investment "will be largely devoted to product development, adding features and enabling HotSpot to be an integrated solution with listing websites, property management systems, booking sites, and ...

    Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You
    Acorns works by letting you connect your credit or debit cards (with a simple sign-up using your online bank credentials), and automatically rounds up the change from every purchase to add to your investment portfolio. You can choose between five ...