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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
  • South state oil investment firm hit with $20.4 million judgment
    State officials said Monday they obtained a $20.4 million judgment against a Newport Beach firm for fraudulently marketing oil and gas investments. Synergy Oil LLC and company manager Robert Falco were slapped with the judgment in late June in Orange ...

    Firm pulls $10 million investment in Cate Street's Millinocket project
    PORTLAND, Maine — The New Jersey-based investment firm CCG Community Partners has withdrawn its $10 million investment in Thermogen Industries in Millinocket for the same reasons a Maine-based investor pulled $20 million in funding earlier this ...

    The Fed Is Not An Investment Manager
    “Buy low, sell high.” It's a sure-fire prescription for making money on Wall Street…if you can do it. The problem is that it's difficult to know when a stock price will bottom out or peak. Also, there's no objective measure against which you can ...

    Ebola outbreak not hurting investment in Sierra Leone: foreign minister
    Sierra Leone began exporting iron ore in 2011, fuelling economic growth and spurring foreign investment after the end of its civil war. Kamara said foreign energy companies Lukoil and Anadarko (APC.N) were exploring for oil and gas deposits, as the ...

    Cuba hopes for more investment as Chinese president arrives
    Chinese president to review foreign investment reforms. * Only two Chinese ventures on the island. By Marc Frank. HAVANA, July 21 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a two day visit to Cuba on Monday evening, stirring hopes on the island ...

    Why This Popular Retirement Investment May Leave You Poorer
    First introduced about two decades ago, the growth of target-date funds was spurred by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which blessed them as the default investment option for employees being automatically enrolled by defined contribution plans ...

    Toronto To Host Sohn Foundation's First Investment Conference In Canada
    The Sohn Canada Conference, which is being organized in partnership with the Capitalize For Kids Foundation, is to be positioned as Canada's premier investment forum. So far, the conference has attracted an impressive line-up of guest speakers ...

    Athens biomass plant to get $30 million investment
    The Finance Authority of Maine approved the investment from CCG Community Partners LLC in Athens Energy, a sister company of the adjacent pellet plant, during a meeting June 17. The company told the FAME board that it plans to retain or hire more than ...

    Local investment fund accused of defrauding Bay Area investors out of $700 ...
    Local investment fund accused of defrauding Bay Area investors out of $700 ...