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  • Massachusetts Town Meeting Spirals Out of Control

    A town hearing in Massachusetts ended abruptly when the crowd became unruly, yelling, clapping and interrupting the speakers. The community of less than 8,000 became aggravated at the meeting Wednesday night when the proposal to ban sale items (cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco) was discussed. If this ban is pushed through in Westminster, Massachusetts, this town will make history by being the first. However, the residents remain... [Continue Reading]

    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]

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    Tuition tussle: Investment in system pays off
    Even with this enormous investment, it takes several years to achieve a successful crop. And, if the farmer scrimps on resources for too long, the orchard will suffer. Its harvests will soon dwindle and the quality of its fruit weaker, leading to ...

    Costa Rica attracts over $2 billion in foreign direct investment in 2014
    Costa Rica exceeded its annual goal for foreign investment by an estimated $300 million in 2014, but new investments weren't enough to outpace the loss of jobs from companies like Intel and Bank of America that exited the country this year. Costa Rica ...

    China's Xiaomi Valued at More Than $45 Billion
    The round, which could close as early as Monday, is led by All-Stars Investment, a tech investment fund run by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji, the person said. Other participants in the round include Russian investment firm DST Global and ...

    Capital Stage eyes 500-600 mln eur investment in solar parks
    "With the 150 million euros ($183.41 million) profit participation capital from Gothaer we can realise an investment volume of 500 to 600 million euros that would be available for investments in European solar parks," Euro am Sonntag quoted Felix ...

    Maryland Attorney and Loan Officer Sentenced in $20 Million Investment Scheme
    BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Kevin Sniffen, age 53, of Phoenix, Maryland, an attorney licensed in Maryland, today to three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to commit wire ...

    Transaction Action: Investment company buys industrial park in Schertz
    The Austin-based investment company Gretzinger Investment Group LLC bought a 43,200-square-foot industrial property at 17357 Bell North Drive in Schertz, Texas for $3.38 million. Ernest Brown and Jorge Rodriguez of Kennedy Wilson and Rhonda West ...

    Man guilty of defrauding WNY investment firm
    The district attorney prosecuting the case said Nielsen was running an investment loan scheme which lost Preston Waters Corp., a western New York investment firm, $175,000. Nielsen promised the ability to procure up to $100 million in loans, and told ...

    Cubans Eager For More Economic Investment
    We have Cuban reaction to the move toward normalization of ties between the country and the U.S.. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2014 NPR. All rights ...