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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
  • Wings Are a Better Investment Than Pizza
    Wings and pizza just go together. Both of the major pizza chains, Domino's (NYSE: DPZ ) and Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA ) , offer wings. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD ) bought up PizzaRev in early 2013 (PizzaRev is like Chipotle for pizza). Which is ...

    This Niche Retailer Is Still a Great Investment
    Unlike some of the other major retailers that have seen weakness, L Brands (NYSE: LB ) is holding up nicely. Over the last five years, L Brands is up more than 400%, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF is up by half as much. However, L Brands announced ...

    Easter Baskets of Stocks
    A recent platform update lets subscribers sign up for the motifs of registered investment advisors and lets RIAs use the site to manage small portfolios. Subscribers not only can get professional management for portfolios as little as $250, they ...

    Herb Kohl had great return on Bucks investment — but could have done better
    His $18 million investment would be worth about $9.6 billion today — give or take a few hundred million, depending on when exactly he jumped in — despite Microsoft's having been a lackluster investment since 2000. That's what happens when a stock ...

    Minneapolis-St. Paul picked for foreign investment program
    “The Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region has a strong history of foreign direct investment because of the robust economy here, and we are looking forward to being part of the pilot project to explore how we can boost this investment into our region ...

    Survey says: Real estate is best long-term investment option
    A new Gallup poll found that Americans today are more likely to think real estate is the best option for long-term investment, and local real estate professionals aren't surprised. Gallup's Economic and Personal Finances Poll asked Americans to choose ...

    VC investment hits 13-year high
    It's also worth noting that MoneyTree's reported VC investment pace over the past couple of years has easily outstripped VC fundraising (as reported by the NVCA and Thomson Reuters). But it really isn't an apples-to-apples comparison, because the ...

    Worldwide Global Clean Energy Investment Stronger
    Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has reported that clean energy investment rallied 10% in the first quarter of 2014 (Q1'14) compared to the same period a year earlier, reaching a total of $47.7 billion. 3456420866_5ee377b279_z. Image Credit: Emiy ...

    The First Financial Investment You Should Make is in Yourself
    We all know the importance of investing. When we get to the point that we can start saving, it's instinctual (and rightly so!) to start looking at financial investments like stocks or 401(k)s. One reddit user, however, suggests that the first ...