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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
  • A List of Loathed Investment Jargon
    However, the investment companies that promote these funds don't make clear that they have higher cost and higher risk than buying a comparable beta-only index fund that tracks the market. There is no free lunch on Wall Street. Investment return is ...

    Oregon ranks 28th in the country for return on taxpayer investment, according ...
    Oregon ranks 28th in the country for return on taxpayer investment, according ...

    KKR Has Fivefold Gain in First Property-Investment Sale
    KKR & Co. (KKR)'s sale of a stake in a senior-residence management business, the first exit of a U.S. property deal by the firm's real estate unit, resulted in a fivefold gain on its investment. The sale of the interest in Sunrise Senior Living LLC's ...

    Why Is Mexico In Investment Slump Despite Landmark Reforms
    Mexico is in an investment slump. Fixed investment contracted by 1.7% last year, knocking off 0.5 percentage points from the economy's GDP growth. As a result, investment rate fell from 22.5% of GDP in 2012 to 21% of GDP in 2013. Moreover, the weakness ...

    Chernin Teams With AT&T in Online Video Investment Venture
    But now, Mr. Chernin, the former News Corporation president, is teaming up with his partner in that bid to form a new investment venture. Mr. Chernin's investment firm has joined with AT&T to commit more than $500 million to a new investment vehicle ...

    National investment firm pays $19 million for central Maine medical buildings
    OAKLAND, Maine — A national medical real estate investment company has purchased a $4.3 million building leased by MaineGeneral Health at FirstPark in Oakland, adding to its $14.7 million acquisition in February of another building leased by the group ...

    Tesla expects big investment on charging stations in China
    BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) expects to invest "hundreds of millions of dollars" building charging outlets in China, which could become its biggest global market next year, billionaire co-founder Elon Musk said ...

    BioDatomics Receives New Investment, Grant to Drive Growth of NGS Data ...
    BioDatomics Receives New Investment, Grant to Drive Growth of NGS Data ...

    Downtown Frederick firm gets $600000 investment from state
    Luminal was one of the first to take advantage of the state's Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit, a refundable tax credit launched earlier this year to lure cybersecurity firms to Maryland and provide incentives for those already in the ...