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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 Said to Have Had Talks With Alibaba on Potential Investment
    Led by Michael Zeisser, a former executive at Liberty Media, the company's American investment arm has become one of the most sought-after sources of venture capital financing. One reason is that Mr. Zeisser and his team have expressed less alarm about ...

    Investment Bank Job Cuts Loom as Cost Drop Trails Revenue
    JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. lender, is eliminating hundreds of technology-support employees at its corporate and investment bank, people with knowledge of the move said. Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) said last week it would cut expenses by exiting ...

    Nashville-based investment fund wraps up Year 1
    The exchange-traded fund, an investment model in which securities and assets are traded like stocks usually based on an index, allows investment in a portfolio of Nashville public companies. Qualified companies must be based in Nashville, traded on an ...

    Goldman Sachs grants Make-A-Wish Foundation teen's dream to be investment ...
    Goldman Sachs grants Make-A-Wish Foundation teen's dream to be investment ...

    Apartment Website Abodo Snags 4490 Ventures' First Investment
    Abodo, the Madison, WI-based apartment rental website, has closed a $1.25 million Series A investment that's significant not only for the company, but also because of the investors involved. The round was led by Madison-based American Family Ventures, ...

    Pension Funds Hold Cash for Private-Equity Investment in Africa
    Private-equity investment in Africa increased to $1.8 billion in 2013 from $1.5 billion the previous year, with Sub-Saharan Africa ranked as the most-attractive emerging market for global institutional investors for the first time in 2013, according to ...

    When Entertainment Passes for Investment Advice
    In the world of financial media, it can be hard to separate news and analysis from entertainment. Ever since the crisis, financial entertainment seems to have shifted from hot stock picks to big macro theories. One advantage of spouting macro theories ...

    Double or nothing Amazon matches Flipkart's $1 billion Indian investment—and ...
    Double or nothing Amazon matches Flipkart's $1 billion Indian investment—and ...

    Total curbs Russia investment after MH17 downing
    Total has stopped buying shares in Russia's Novatek the day of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine, but that it is still too early to gauge the impact of new sanctions against Russia, the French oil major's top revealed with its ...