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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
  • Shift to Service Industries Reduced Capital Investment
    The combination of unprecedented corporate profit levels and low levels of corporate investment has meant that companies are distributing historically high fractions of profits in dividends and buybacks while accumulating huge cash balances. These ...

    Impact investment
    SIR RONALD COHEN is not a man to bet against lightly. He was a pioneer of the European venture-capital and private-equity industries before turning his attention to “impact investment”, a way of investing that targets both financial returns and ...

    Why hide costs from education investment panel?: Editorial Agenda 2014 - The Oregonian
    Actually, as spelled out by law, the role of the board is to provide, through the use of good data, strategic investment recommendations. How strategic can you be when nobody will tell you what anything costs? Among the subcommittee members who made ...

    Venture capital is a terrible investment, but it may be good for America
    By then, investors have already paid for nearly two decades of high levels of fixed, fee-based compensation, regardless of investment returns. And the fee-based compensation isn't trivial — in all but the smallest funds, the partners make high six ...

    SPAIN: Home maintenance protects your largest investment
    Q. We have worked hard to improve our credit over the past few years and were able to purchase our first home this summer. With cold weather coming, we wonder what kind of maintenance we should be doing to protect our investment. A. Congratulations on ...

    China's property investment cools in August
    The growth of China's property sector investment continued to slow in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Saturday. NBS data showed real estate investment rose 13.2% year on year in the first eight months of 2014 to 5.9 ...

    Lombardi's famous words apply to investment strategy
    With the football season now underway, I cannot help but think about the late great Vince Lombardi's famous "Number One" soliloquy from his days at the Green Bay Packers because it so clearly epitomizes the way you should look at your investment ...

    Google's $145 Million Clean Energy Investment Puts Solar Atop Old Oil Field
    The deal puts the Internet giant's investment tab supporting clean power at more than $1.5 billion on three continents for a capacity of more than 2.5 gigawatts (GW). It centers on the Regulus solar development in Kern County, California, which is ...

    EU finance ministers discuss investment plan
    Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told reporters at a meeting Saturday of finance ministers from the 28 EU nations that most of the resources for the envisioned investment fund would come from private sources. Padoan said the ministers were ...