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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
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    Managed Duration Investment Grade Municipal Fund Announces Board ...
    Managed Duration Investment Grade Municipal Fund Announces Board ...

    Robo-adviser SigFig debuts service for retirees needing investment income
    The new service requires a $100,000 minimum investment, much less than the typical $1 million threshold required by traditional money managers. SigFig's offering, which incorporates eight to 12 exchange-traded funds, incurs a fee of 0.5 percent of ...

    Minimising Start-up Investment Risk
    Instead of having that capital tied up in the start-up until the company achieves an exit (or fails, usually taking the investment with it), SSX enables investors to trade their equity options on to others as with more typical stock markets for ...

    Japan pension fund ups stocks' slice in investment pie
    The BoJ's unexpected decision to fight deflation by mounting a more aggressive stimulus program, via bigger purchases of government bonds and purchases of stocks via exchange traded funds and real estate investment trusts, got most of the credit for ...

    ELECTION PREVIEW: State treasurer candidates focused on investment ...
    ELECTION PREVIEW: State treasurer candidates focused on investment ...

    AFRICA INVESTMENT-Kenya pulls in brands but growth path still rocky
    NAIROBI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Kenya, like other nations on a continent that boasts some of the fastest growth rates in the world, is racing to upgrade neglected infrastructure, improve regulations and revise often outdated economic figures to spur ...

    UK Green Investment Bank Passes £5 Billion Milestone
    The UK Green Investment Bank is a first of its kind bank dedicated to raising funds for the development of the country's private sector green energy industry. Over its two years in effect, the Bank has benefited more than 200 UK communities and ...

    Argentina Passes a Controversial Bill to Attract Oil Investment
    The bill, which had already passed through Argentina's Senate, drastically lowers the minimum investment needed for companies to avoid import controls and foreign exchange regulations — a serious boon to potential investors. It now moves on to ...